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. Connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime – without the fuss! FreeConference.com lets you hold free conference calls in HD audio with up to 400 people at a time and download free online meetings with video chat and screen sharing. All FREE, with no hidden contracts or fees.
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    2. Whaller lets you create private social networks and bring them to life. 1. COMMUNICATE simply Create a sphere, invite your contacts, and start a discussion within minutes. Whaller spheres are your spaces for private conversation, each one sealed off from the others.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Google Chrome
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Opera
      • Brave
      • Chromium
      • Firefox
      FortKnoxster is a multidevice easy-to-use private and secure messaging, calling, crypto wallet and cloud storage, using advanced end-to-end encryption and leveraging on blockchain technology.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Tango allows you to easily connect with friends & family or make new friends. Make video & voice calls, send text messages, play games, send music messages powered by Spotify and more all for free.
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    3. TeamLink is one of the most advanced video and web conference solutions that enables teams and partners working together from anywhere at anytime. It offers the lowest latency and crystal clear audio and video with global connectivity.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Fully open source instant messaging server and clients. No proprietary components or non-free dependencies. Backend in pure Go (GPL 3.0), with a command-line administration tool in python + gRPC. Clients for Android, iPhone, and Web - ReactJS (all licensed under Apache 2.0).
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    4. Lifesize Go gives you instant access to your own high-quality free video meeting space. Host meetings with up to eight participants from your phone or laptop without needing to download an application or install updates.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Facebook
      Tencent QQ, generally referred to as QQ, is the most popular free instant messaging computer program in Mainland China, and has over 856.2 million users. In April 2010, QQ.com ranked 10th overall in Alexas internet rankings.
    5. Jump into a video chat with your friends without the need for creating accounts. Chat using just a WebRTC supported browser or phone.
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    6. With group calls up to 256 users, Video4sure is an easy way to make video calls or setup group meetings. No need to register, install or pay. As soon as you visit the home page, it generates a unique invite link that you can share with your contacts.
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