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    Open Source Zoom Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Zoom is Jitsi. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Zoom and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Zoom are Jitsi Meet (Freemium, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Tox (Free, Open Source) and Jami (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 2022
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    1. 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!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
      Jitsi vs Zoom opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Jitsi is a great alternative to Zoom.
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      Scrumplex Jitsi is better than some commercial offerings
      Top positive comment  9 months ago

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      rosano No login or app download necessary, works with any web browser.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      It's not available for linux
      Top negative comment  7 months ago

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      Free, open source, much better privacy, and endo-to-end encryption. Does not bow to the whims of the Chinese government.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      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 over 1 year ago

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      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 over 1 year ago

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      Jitsi supports end-to-end encryption in beta but sadly only in Chrome.
      Positive comment almost 2 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.
      Jitsi Meet vs Zoom opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Jitsi Meet is a great alternative to Zoom.
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      onkoe 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!
      Top positive comment  7 months ago

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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 2 years ago

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      Goldmaster Go with jitsi over zoom, it's more trustworthy and web based. It's also been around longer than zoom.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      strugkrz It's free and open source with no limitations on numbers and time.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Open source, isn't proprietary.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      end-to-end encrypted, FOSS, owned by a large company (Atlassian) that I trust
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      it just works, no need even to register, just set up your chat and give out the url.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    3. 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.
      Element vs Zoom opinions
      Most users think Element is a great alternative to 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 2 years ago

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      Much more secure, decentralized, free and open source
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      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.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      It's good, but not alternative..
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      RemovedUser Better privacy, also free, open-source.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Unlike Discord and Skype, Matrix is a decentralized, encrypted and more privacy-oriented communications platform. :)
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      1a95f0352dab Doesn't do video conferencing (can optionally embed Jitsi Meet). Requires account registration to join chat rooms.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    4. 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.
      Most users think Tox is a great alternative to Zoom.
    5. Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement
      Jami vs Zoom opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Jami is a great alternative to Zoom.
      Jami does video chat and also text chat
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      riveravaldez Zoom keeps getting worst and can close any day. Jami instead keeps getting better and as a GPLed software anybody can improve it and develop it. There's no central point of failure. You have E2E encryption and full control over video and audio quality (also JACK is implemented).
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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    6. 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.
      Wire vs Zoom opinions
      Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Zoom.
      altenativeto more secure. also an messenger
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    7. BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students.
      BigBlueButton vs Zoom opinions
      Almost everyone thinks BigBlueButton is a great alternative to 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 2 years ago

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      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 2 years ago

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      similar features but far more secure
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      UnleavenedEagle It's not the best software, but it is the most similar to Zoom.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      All the capacities of Zoom
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      altenativeto Has a lot of similar features but better privacy capabilities and a more serious/transparent development
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Good alternative for course meetings. Screen sharing works, webcam is usable, too. Maybe not as polished as Zoom, but worked for me very reliably.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    8. Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.
      Most users think Rocket.Chat is a great alternative to Zoom.
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      • Nextcloud
      Nextcloud Talk is a fully self-hosted audio/video and chat communication service. It features web and mobile apps and is designed to offer the highest degree of security while being easy to use.
      Nextcloud Talk vs Zoom opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud Talk is a great alternative to Zoom.
      violoncello way better video and audio quality than Zoom
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      braky Free, Open Source, Self-Hosted and accessible by almost any browser.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      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.
      Briefing vs Zoom opinions
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      jojobader So easy to use ... no accounts needed ...
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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