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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. Messenger Lite icon

    Messenger Lite

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    162 alternatives to Messenger Lite 

    Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life.

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    1.  LightweightMessenger Lite consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  VoiP CallsMessenger Lite allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    BlueJeans

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Microsoft Office 365
    62 alternatives to BlueJeans 

    BlueJeans makes business-quality video conferencing easy, accessible and affordable. The BlueJeans app works with the BlueJeans service to provide truly universal, multi-party video calls on the go with a variety of video conference systems such as Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize...

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    AirMessage

    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple Messages
    45 alternatives to AirMessage 

    Apple’s messaging network has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, though it has long been locked down to their platforms. But now, AirMessage makes it easy to send and receive messages to your friends and family through group chats, images, videos and audio messages!

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  4. Conduit Chat Server icon

    Conduit Chat Server

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspberry Pi
    243 alternatives to Conduit Chat Server 

    Conduit is a simple, fast and reliable chat server powered by Matrix. Conduit is an alternative to Synapse and tries to be lightweight and easy to install, but it is still in development.

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  5. Messenger Kids icon

    Messenger Kids

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    36 alternatives to Messenger Kids 

    Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids to connect with close friends and family from their tablet or smartphone. Kids can only connect with parent-approved contacts, which creates a more controlled environment.

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    1.  Kids ModeMessenger Kids allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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  6. Phoner Second Phone Number icon

    Phoner Second Phone Number

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    160 alternatives to Phoner Second Phone Number 

    Phoner provides business owner, sales people, lawyers, doctors, police officers and others with a second phone number to protect their identity and also gives the convenience of multiple phone numbers on one device.

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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  7. Daily Co icon

    Daily Co

    235 alternatives to Daily Co 

    Daily is an audio and video API. Easily build video chats in your web or mobile apps with an API built on top of WebRTC or drop in the Prebuilt UI for fast video conferencing integration. 1,000 person video and audio calls. HIPAA compliant.

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  8. Talk icon

    Talk

    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    112 alternatives to Talk 

    A free group video chat for the web. No signups. no downloads.

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    1.  Privacy focusedTalk is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Let's Chat

    83 alternatives to Let's Chat 

    Self-hosted chat for small teams.

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    Discontinued

    As stated at https://github.com/sdelements/lets-chat/issues/781 , the project is no longer developed since August 2017. Last version, 0.4.0, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub together with the source code.

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    FortKnoxster

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Brave
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    46 alternatives to FortKnoxster 

    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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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionFortKnoxster has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  VoiP CallsFortKnoxster allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    3.  Privacy focusedFortKnoxster is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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