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Skype Alternatives

Skype is described as 'is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions' and is a leading Group Chat app in the social & communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Skype for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Discord, which is free. Other great apps like Skype are Telegram, Signal, Tox and Wire.

Skype alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Video Calling Apps or Instant Messengers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Skype.
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  1. Google Voice icon

    Google Voice

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    38 alternatives to Google Voice 

    Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail organized in an email format, free US long distance calls, low rates on international calls, and many free calling features, including transcripts, call blocking, call screening, conference calling, SMS, and more.

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    1.  VoiP CallsGoogle Voice allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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  2. LINE icon

    LINE

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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Google Chrome
    140 alternatives to LINE 

    LINE is a Japanese proprietary application for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences.

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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within LINE using IFTTT.
    2.  VoiP CallsLINE allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    LINE vs Skype opinions
    Most users think LINE is a great alternative to Skype.
    gyasettin

    Line is more responsive and reliable than Skype on mobile phones.

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    Kosmi

    • Online
    145 alternatives to Kosmi 

    Kosmi is a free real time application and communication platform that offers voice, text and video calls along with games and applications such as SNES Party, NES Party, OpenArena, Poker, Virtual Cardtables, Synced YouTube and Cowatch Video.

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    1.  Watch Videos TogetherWatch video streams in sync together with your friends with Kosmi.
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use Kosmi to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Kosmi without registration.
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    Empathy

    • Linux
    • BSD
    139 alternatives to Empathy 

    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

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    Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Empathy vs Skype opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Empathy is still a legitimate alternative to Skype, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Enpathy is just a client sofware, not a service like Skype.

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  5. Imo icon

    Imo

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    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    • iPad
    126 alternatives to Imo 

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    1.  VoiP CallsImo allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Imo.
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  6. Google Duo icon

    Google Duo

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • KaiOS
    133 alternatives to Google Duo 

    Cross-platform - Get closer to everyone you love with simple, high-quality video calling on iOS and Android.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionGoogle Duo has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Google Duo vs Skype opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Google Duo is a great alternative to Skype.
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    Nertivia

    • Windows
    • Online
    247 alternatives to Nertivia 

    Nertivia is an chat client that allows you to chat to anyone across the world. There are a lot of features that don't require you to pay at all such as, gif profile pictures, free custom emojis and more coming soon!

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    Jitsi Meet Electron

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    • Linux
    17 alternatives to Jitsi Meet Electron 

    Desktop application for Jitsi Meet built with Electron. Features remote control, always-On-Top window and works with any Jitsi Meet deployment.

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    1.  VoiP CallsJitsi Meet Electron allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Screen SharingYou can use Jitsi Meet Electron to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    Cisco Webex Meetings

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    147 alternatives to Cisco Webex Meetings 

    Cisco Webex is the leading enterprise solution for video conferencing, online meetings, screen share, and webinars.

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    1.  Screen SharingYou can use Cisco Webex Meetings to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionCisco Webex Meetings has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Cisco Webex Meetings simultaneously.
    4.  Desktop SharingCisco Webex Meetings enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
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    Speek!

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    • Android
    71 alternatives to Speek! 

    Speek! is the first messenger that is anonymous and censorship-resistant by design. Speek! messenger encrypts all messages and is secure, private and decentralized.

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    1.  Privacy focusedSpeek! is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  DecentralizedSpeek! is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionSpeek! has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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