The Best Free Zoom AlternativesTop Video Calling & Group Chat Apps like Zoom
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.
- - Jitsi Meet is the most popular Web-based, Android, iPhone & iPad alternative to Zoom.
- - Jitsi Meet is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Zoom.
Jitsi Meet Features
Comments about Jitsi Meet as a Alternative to Zoom
free and open-source, encrypted, fully-deployable without any registration7
Feels like Zoom but open source, easier to use, and much better UI. I think my grandma could use this just fine if that says anything!2
Go with jitsi over zoom, it's more trustworthy and web based. It's also been around longer than zoom.1
It's free and open source with no limitations on numbers and time.2
Open source, isn't proprietary.4
Jitsi Desktop (previously SIP Communicator) is a legacy audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption, precedessor of Jitsi Meet .
- - Jitsi Desktop is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Zoom.
Jitsi Desktop FeaturesDiscontinued
Jitsi Desktop is not actively developed anymore: last version, released in October 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub. Its successor is Jitsi Meet
Comments about Jitsi Desktop as a Alternative to Zoom
No login or app download necessary, works with any web browser.1
It's free and open-source, which helps to avoid all of the security vulnerabilities Zoom has had. It is also end-to-end encrypted (which Zoom, despite their previous claims, is not), giving better privacy.1
Google Hangouts is the best chat, event, conference, Zoom Alternative.0
Jitsi Desktop is not an alternative Zoom client. It does not allow the user to join a Zoom meeting with other Zoom users. Listing it as an alternative Zoom client is misleading.-7
It's not available for linux-7
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.
Comments about Element as a Alternative to Zoom
Riot is a matrix client, so it implements a much more powerful platform, and doesn't lock in.0
Doesn't support screen sharing0
Doesn't do video conferencing (can optionally embed Jitsi Meet). Requires account registration to join chat rooms.2
Element is one app that communicates over the Matrix protocol. You can use it via the Tor-Browser, so its as private as possible.
But for Matrix there are tons of other apps for all operating systems.
As an Alternative to Zoom, its not just for Videocalls, but a replacement for Discord and Telegram (features) or Signal and Whatsapp (End to End encrypted Chats), while not tracking you, being open source, self-hostable and by that decentralized.1
It's good, but not alternative..-1
Discord is a versatile communication platform that supports text, voice, and video interactions, offering organized servers for topic-focused discussions, customizable moderation tools, and low latency technology for smooth conversation and content sharing.
Comments about Discord as a Alternative to Zoom
Discord is more secure than Zoom and also suitable for business and school meetings although it's focussed at gamers.1
Discord is an easy way to manage and contact large groups of people. It has high quality video streaming, voice chatting, and supports file uploading.0
Zoom is ad-hoc video conferencing without requiring participants to register. In Discord every participant needs to be registered to the server beforehand which is mostly a chat and voice service for gamers, less a video-conferencing solution.7
Discord is better for large communities and informal video calls, not meetings.0
Discord is not an alternative Zoom client. It does not allow the user to join a Zoom meeting with other Zoom users. Listing it as an alternative Zoom client is misleading.-3
Skype 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.
Comments about Skype as a Alternative to Zoom
Does not perform well. Lot of hick-ups4
It is safer and more secure than Zoom.7
Cross platform, file sharing, simultaneous video conferencing, free. Only need to subscribe or use your MS, Hotmail, Live, Outlook credentials6
Skype is not an alternative Zoom client. It does not allow the user to join a Zoom meeting with other Zoom users. Listing it as an alternative Zoom client is misleading.-3
With the rise of widespread government monitoring programs, Tox is an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones without anyone else listening in.
Comments about Tox as a Alternative to Zoom
Tox is not an alternative Zoom client. It does not allow the user to join a Zoom meeting with other Zoom users. Listing it as an alternative Zoom client is misleading.-3
BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students.
- - BigBlueButton is the most popular SaaS alternative to Zoom.
Comments about BigBlueButton as a Alternative to Zoom
It's self hosted and Open Source. In the meanwhile, it has all the capabilities of Zoom4
BBB is stable and has a lot of good features.
Everything you need for chatting works, and you can create Group links, joining code, manage user permissions and more.1
BigBlueButton is not an alternative Zoom client. It does not allow the user to join a Zoom meeting with other Zoom users. Listing it as an alternative Zoom client is misleading.-3
similar features but far more secure0
It's not the best software, but it is the most similar to Zoom.0