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 one of the leading apps in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Skype for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Online / Web-based, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is Discord, which is free. Other great apps like Skype are Telegram (Free), Signal (Free, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and Hangouts (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2021

    1. Glip is instant messaging for teams and businesses to communicate and get work done at the same time. In Glip you work where your conversations are, so you always know what your team is doing and what needs to get done next.
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    2. Dialog Messenger is a customized self-hosted platform usable across multi operation systems simultaneously. dialog provides SDK tools for client interface as well as for server.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Hangouts
      What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete conversation * Notifications * Toggle notifications on/off * Drag-drop, copy-paste or attach-button for image upload.
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    3. Love iMessage on your iPhone? You'll love it on your Mac, too. Messages lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac, iOS device, or Apple Watch.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet stack. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as downloading the files and cloning the site.

      Discontinued

      Last update on github made over 5 years (March 13, 2016).



    4. aTalk is an XMPP client that supports the following features: * Instant messaging in plain text and End-to-End encryption with OMEMO or OTR * OMEMO encryption is available during multi-user group chat session, giving users maximum privacy and security * Supports both voice...
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    5. Talky makes our big world a little smaller. It’s truly simple video chat. No downloads, signup, or payment required. Group video chat Add over 15 people to the conversation. FEATURES: Screen sharing Add anyone’s screen to the conversation.
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    6. Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life. Installs quickly. It's less than 10MB to install, saving storage space on your phone. Saves data. It loads fast, runs efficiently and uses less mobile data.
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    7. Download an improved version of Telegram desktop with the ability to pin 50 chats, add favorites, view crypto prices, and sort by message category built using the Telegram API

      Discontinued

      no longer updated since april 2020

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    8. Unigram is a third-party Telegram client specifically designed for the Windows 10 platform.
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