Skype Alternatives for iPad

    There are many alternatives to Skype for iPad if you are looking to replace it. The most popular iPad alternative is Small Discord iconDiscord, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Skype and loads of them are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Skype are Small Telegram iconTelegram (Free), Small Signal iconSignal (Free, Open Source), Small Hangouts iconHangouts (Free) and Small Wire iconWire (Free Personal, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 2, 2021

    • Discord is about giving people the power to create belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      At least Discord allows us to choose our username.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago 24 users agree and 6 don't

      Better design, better quality, not by Microsoft
      Positive comment about 2 years ago 14 users agree and 5 don't

      Better call quality, better group management, better design.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago 21 users agree and 8 don't

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    • Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple, and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      Skype needs ID for login while all these need network numbers
      Negative comment over 3 years ago 26 users agree and 12 don't

      liqube Super fast, stable, lightweight. Everything Skype is not.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago 5 users agree and 2 don't

      Allready telegram have video calls
      Positive comment 6 months ago 4 users agree

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    • Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments...
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      End-to-end encryption and servers do not log data.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago 14 users agree and 5 don't

      Free as in free beer, and fully open source !
      Positive comment about 2 years ago 7 users agree

      patrykmilhouse Secure, encrypted, not owned by Microsoft or Facebook, keeps your data safe.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago 11 users agree and 3 don't

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    • Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      Its email systems voice and screen sharing file send it really good. That's why it is better then skype
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago 5 users agree and 1 doesn't

      samnordberg Only needs a Google account. Great integration with Gmail/Inbox. Android and iOS apps, plus stand-alone web version. Easy integration with Google Voice, can send SMS or make phone calls for free (even from abroad). Best communications app in my opinion.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago 3 users agree and 3 don't

      Google discontinued vocal and vido calls in Hangouts.
      Negative comment 3 months ago 2 users agree

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    • Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure...
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      svenjost Group audio calls with screen sharing functionality, open source, nice UI.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 10 users agree

      Great security, open source, video calls, responsive developers.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago 12 users agree and 3 don't

      namnodorel Good interface, available everywhere, feature rich and in active development
      Positive comment over 3 years ago 4 users agree

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    • A free instant messaging and collaboration software based on the Matrix protocol.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      MasteLrugarius It's like Skype but has open groups like Teamspeak and it has unlimited fileupload. Thanks to a server to server structure, everyone can text everyone.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 6 users agree

      It's arguably the premier Matrix client, which is free software that is decentralized. Riot.im gives you the option to host a Matrix server yourself and connect to it. It also offers end-to-end encryption and high quality video and audio chat. Not to mention the modern UI.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago 4 users agree

      Cross platform in terms of Apps and equally good using a browser.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    • Real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams to stay focused and productive.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      Ola With the new VOIP it has replaced Skype in our office.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 6 users agree

      TNovak Prefer it to Skype in a Commercial environment
      Positive comment about 4 years ago 5 users agree and 3 don't

      georgecoem Both great for separate purposes
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 0 users agree and 1 doesn't

    • Voice, video and chat communications, secure, decentralized, strong privacy and freedoms.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      Not only is it free and open, they also do not record all your private conversations and use it against you. As a trial in New Zealand has shown, it also does not spy on your computer like Skype does and does not insert itself into everything.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago 3 users agree

      Fast, very secure and Open Source.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago 4 users agree

      Jami seems to be really providing the service it declares and not interested in tracking its users in a confused way as other Skype alternatives do (ie Google Hangouts).
      Positive comment over 1 year ago 2 users agree

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    • Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      Completely open source, very high quality
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 4 users agree

      Communication more lightweight due to new opus codec when communicating
      Positive comment over 5 years ago 4 users agree

      Lightweight high quality audio chat. Self-hosted and encrypted, so your communications are private.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago 2 users agree and 1 doesn't

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    • Secure, fully featured, and completely free video conferencing.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Skype.
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      This is an excellent Skype replacement. It's free, open source, encrypted and you don't need to install anything. You simply go to the website, choose a link and email it to the person you want to speak with. Everything happens in your browser. You can password protect your session, have group conversations, share screen, chat and collaborate on text documents. Easier even than Skype and much more private.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago 6 users agree

      Skype for free, with better quality and more secure.
      Positive comment 12 months ago 1 users agree