Zoom Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Zoom so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Zoom alternatives are Jitsi Meet (Free, Open Source), Discord (Freemium), Element (Freemium, Open Source) and Skype (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 25, 2021

    • Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • Free • Open Source
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      Gu
      It is free and open source and as such avoids exactly the problems which Zoom has. Zoom is proving to be a disaster in many ways. It's privacy policy is a joke, it is not secure, and the company itself does not act in good faith; it lied about having end to end encryption and even made unauthorised use of users' webcams possible. Read about all this in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/apr/02/zoom-technology-security-coronavirus-video-conferencing
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 21 users agree and 4 don't

      Gu
      Free, open source, much better privacy, and endo-to-end encryption. Does not bow to the whims of the Chinese government.
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      Positive comment • 3 months ago • 7 users agree and 1 doesn't

      Gu
      Free, simple, no registration and no installation required - 100% web-based.
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 3 users agree

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    • Secure, fully featured, and completely free video conferencing.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Android
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Apple Watch
      Gu
      Jitsi works in your browser, no download. It's free & open source and you can choose between using their service or hosting your own server.
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 18 users agree and 3 don't

      Gu
      Open Source, no registration needed. Just love it <3
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 4 users agree

      Gu
      Open source, isn't proprietary.
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      Positive comment • 2 months ago • 2 users agree

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    • 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 Zoom.
      • Freemium
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      • Electron / Atom Shell
      • FreeBSD
      Henry220939879
      I think that Discord is much more convenient because It's an awesome tool for long-term communication. You can separate people by role and give them different permission. You can share information that should be only visible for your particular department. And of course an awesome sound and video quality. I think discord one of the best app for communication now
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      Positive comment • 9 months ago • 14 users agree and 1 doesn't

      Gu
      Has all the options zoom has and doesnt have any the security issues. No need for premium. private calls and rooms can be setup, file sharing, screen sharing, video and audio calls are all available
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 9 users agree and 6 don't

      Gu
      Secure with screen sharing, voice chatting and even video calling over a call!
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 5 users agree and 6 don't

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    • A free instant messaging and collaboration software based on the Matrix protocol.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • Freemium • Open Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Matrix.org
      • Cloudron
      Bi
      Riot is a matrix client, so it implements a much more powerful platform, and doesn't lock in.
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      Positive comment • 9 months ago • 1 users agree and 2 don't

      Gu
      Much more secure, decentralized, free and open source
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 7 users agree and 3 don't

      Gu
      Easy to use decentralized, encrypted communication!
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      Positive comment • 9 months ago • 1 users agree

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    • An instant messaging app that provides online text message and video chat services.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • Freemium
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      • BSD
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      • Android Wear
      • PortableApps.com
      frankiejo931456
      It is safer and more secure than Zoom.
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 12 users agree and 4 don't

      co
      Cross platform, file sharing, simultaneous video conferencing, free. Only need to subscribe or use your MS, Hotmail, Live, Outlook credentials
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 8 users agree and 1 doesn't

      Ti
      Does not perform well. Lot of hick-ups
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      Negative comment • 8 months ago • 4 users agree and 3 don't

    • 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 Zoom.
      • Free
      • Windows
      • Online
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      • Google Chrome
      • Android Wear
      Gu
      Hangouts is way more social than zoom, feels less serious.
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      Positive comment • 9 months ago • 4 users agree and 3 don't

    • Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Zoom.
    • Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure...
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • Free Personal • Open Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      al
      more secure. also an messenger
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      Positive comment • 9 months ago

    • Voice, video and chat communications, secure, decentralized, strong privacy and freedoms.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • Free • Open Source
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      Gu
      Jami does video chat and also text chat
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 4 users agree and 1 doesn't

    • BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
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      • Android
      • Chrome OS
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Chromium
      • Firefox
      xplosionmind925014
      It's self hosted and Open Source. In the meanwhile, it has all the capabilities of Zoom
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      Positive comment • 10 months ago • 3 users agree

      grinapo941332
      Can handle many participants, works with or without registration, shared screen, slides and whiteboard, conference recording, free and open source.
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      Positive comment • 9 months ago • 3 users agree

      Gu
      Good alternative for course meetings. Screen sharing works, webcam is usable, too. Maybe not as polished as Zoom, but worked for me very reliably.
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      Positive comment • 9 months ago • 2 users agree

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