Online Skype Alternatives

    There are many alternatives to Skype as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online alternative is Discord, 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 as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Skype are Telegram (Free), Hangouts (Free), Wire (Free Personal, Open Source) and Element (Free Personal, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

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      Whether you’re part of a school club, a gaming group, a worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, Discord makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often. Create an invite-only place.
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      Discord vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Discord is a great alternative to Skype.
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      At least Discord allows us to choose our username.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      Better design, better quality, not by Microsoft
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Discord is more like a chat version of Reddit, it's intended for large crowds
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      Crashes everytime, full of errors and bugs, serious problems related to security and privacy, bad moderation, and many other reasons.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      c4334544 good but i've heard they are corrupted. not sure how true this info is
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It's topical and server based, not individuals who can connect.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      daynabarber38 Discord ismore convenient and less buggy
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.
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      Telegram vs Skype opinions
      Most users think Telegram is a great alternative to Skype.
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      liqube Super fast, stable, lightweight. Everything Skype is not.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      Clear voice calls, OTR encrypted. Lightest on resources. Multiplatform native client app, not like others.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      Skype needs ID for login while all these need network numbers
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

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      joprime87 Use it day by day. Stable, has good connection, high-quality chat features. And good enough to use for video calls.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      Allready telegram have video calls
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Telegram does not provide video calling.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Is free software. Free as freedom
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    1. 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!
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      Hangouts vs Skype opinions
      Most users think Hangouts is a great alternative to Skype.
      Its email systems voice and screen sharing file send it really good. That's why it is better then skype
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      Google discontinued vocal and vido calls in Hangouts.
      Top negative comment  10 months ago

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      More professional and easy to use than than most of the alternatives, and just like Skype, it has a strong focus on conference calls, via audio/video.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      alexsokol Good audio and video calls.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      camck Good for texting, and video chating
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Katzen_Gott Hangouts do not support Skype protocol
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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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 end-to-end-encryption. Why Wire?
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      Wire vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Wire is a great alternative to Skype.
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      svenjost Group audio calls with screen sharing functionality, open source, nice UI.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Great security, open source, video calls, responsive developers.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      Wire is free, open source and easy to use and, most importantly, PRIVATE. It transmits data only in an encrypted way that even the creators of Wire cannot see, so you can be sure your content is YOURS, and not something the likes of Microsoft (who own Skype) can read, analyze, hand on to authorities or lose to hackers.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Truly secure and feature reach
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      someonelast It's open source, cross-platform, and free!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Lura Open source, encrypted, stable
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      a better connection and more secure
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.
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      Element vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Element is a great alternative to Skype.
      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.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      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.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      FOSS, free, open source, own nodes etc.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Cross platform in terms of Apps and equally good using a browser.
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      Murz Free, opensource and encrypted, with federation support and can be hosted on your servers.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    2. Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed. What else can you do with Jitsi Meet?
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      Jitsi Meet vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Jitsi Meet is a great alternative to Skype.
      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 almost 5 years ago

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      Skype for free, with better quality and more secure.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Fast, secure and Open Source.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.
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      Matrix.org vs Skype opinions
      Most users think Matrix.org is a great alternative to Skype.
      Murz Feature-full modern free opensource instant messaging server with federation.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Linphone is one of the most famous open source softphones in the world. It is fully SIP-based, for all calling, presence and IM features. Use Linphone for free, and enjoy its intuitive interface and advanced features with our free SIP service or with an existing SIP account.
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      Linphone vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Linphone is a great alternative to Skype.
      Allows voice, video and text converstaions
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    3. Zoom is a video communication company that provides remote conferencing services that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.
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      jwr Video-conferencing that actually works!
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    4. Proficonf is a lightning fast and powerful video conferencing web app. That allows you to participate in one-click meetings with up to 250 participants, share your screen, apps, tabs, and documents.
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      Proficonf vs Skype opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Proficonf is a great alternative to Skype.
      HumbleHero Proficonf has so much better quality of video and so much more features. Actually, it could've completely replace Skype, but Skype has better chat and contact list.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Edzie Awesome quality of video and works without downloads or installations! It's no contest, Proficonf is way better.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Wasyok Proficonf provides so much possibilities so Skype has no answer to this.
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      Banaan It's simply better. Better video, better audio, better UI, better sharing center, better functionality you name it.
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      nakithompsonbe Better quality, better functionality.
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