Open Source Zoom Alternatives

    Zoom is described as 'Cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems'. There are more than 100 alternatives to Zoom for various platforms. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zoom are Jitsi Meet (Free, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and Wire (Free Personal, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 7, 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! View 204 alternatives to Jitsi
      Almost everyone thinks Jitsi is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Online
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      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • iPad
      Jitsi vs Zoom
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      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
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      Free, open source, much better privacy, and endo-to-end encryption. Does not bow to the whims of the Chinese government.
      Top positive comment  7 months ago

      altenativeto Has problems with large meetings and no mature moderation functions
      Top negative comment  about 1 year ago

      rosano No login or app download necessary, works with any web browser.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      It's free and open source. The interface is extremely good, not like a lot of open source projects. You can also download and run your own instance, and the video is peer to peer thus it can even be run on a cheap VPS.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      ThunderFox 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.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      Jitsi supports end-to-end encryption in beta but sadly only in Chrome.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    • Secure, fully featured, and completely free video conferencing. View 103 alternatives to Jitsi Meet
      Almost everyone thinks Jitsi Meet is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Apple Watch
      Jitsi Meet vs Zoom
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      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.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      Open Source, no registration needed. Just love it <3
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      strugkrz It's free and open source with no limitations on numbers and time.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      Open source, isn't proprietary.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      end-to-end encrypted, FOSS, owned by a large company (Atlassian) that I trust
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      it just works, no need even to register, just set up your chat and give out the url.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      It's privacy respecting and fast.
      Positive comment 11 months 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. View 239 alternatives to Element
      Most users think Element is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Matrix.org
      • Cloudron
      Element vs Zoom
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      Biep Riot is a matrix client, so it implements a much more powerful platform, and doesn't lock in.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      Much more secure, decentralized, free and open source
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      It's good, but not alternative..
      Top negative comment  4 months ago

      RemovedUser Better privacy, also free, open-source.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      Riot does not provide video conferencing on its own. The centralized integration server scalar.vector.im allows to embed Jitsi Meet, which is an independent project.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

      Unlike Discord and Skype, Matrix is a decentralized, encrypted and more privacy-oriented communications platform. :)
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      1a95f0352dab Doesn't do video conferencing (can optionally embed Jitsi Meet). Requires account registration to join chat rooms.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    • Send messages, files, create groups and make Tox to Tox audio and video calls. Securely. View 171 alternatives to Tox
      Most users think Tox 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... View 251 alternatives to Wire
      Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Wire vs Zoom
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      altenativeto more secure. also an messenger
      Positive comment about 1 year ago



    • Voice, video and chat communications, secure, decentralized, strong privacy and freedoms. View 119 alternatives to Jami
      Almost everyone thinks Jami is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Jami vs Zoom
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      Jami does video chat and also text chat
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    • BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students. View 92 alternatives to BigBlueButton
      Almost everyone thinks BigBlueButton is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Chrome OS
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Chromium
      • Firefox
      BigBlueButton vs Zoom
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      xplosionmind It's self hosted and Open Source. In the meanwhile, it has all the capabilities of Zoom
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      grinapo Can handle many participants, works with or without registration, shared screen, slides and whiteboard, conference recording, free and open source.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      You can't share screen, you can't use extra webcam.
      Top negative comment  about 1 year ago

      similar features but far more secure
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      UnleavenedEagle It's not the best software, but it is the most similar to Zoom.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      All the capacities of Zoom
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      altenativeto Has a lot of similar features but better privacy capabilities and a more serious/transparent development
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    • Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework. View 117 alternatives to Rocket.Chat
      Most users think Rocket.Chat is a great alternative to Zoom.
    • Screensharing, online meetings & web conferencing without data leaks. Running over your own Nextcloud server. View 73 alternatives to Nextcloud Talk
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud Talk is a great alternative to Zoom.
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
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      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      Nextcloud Talk vs Zoom
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      violoncello way better video and audio quality than Zoom
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      braky Free, Open Source, Self-Hosted and accessible by almost any browser.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    • The preservation of privacy is the main driver for this project. Secure technologies, such as WebRTC, are used to establish a direct connection between the participants. View 141 alternatives to Briefing
      • FreeOpen Source
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