Zoom Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Zoom for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux 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 and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Zoom are Discord (Freemium), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Skype (Freemium) and Tox (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 15, 2021

    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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Jitsi is a great alternative to 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
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      Scrumplex Jitsi is better than some commercial offerings
      Top positive comment  4 months ago

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      It's not available for linux
      Top negative comment  about 1 month ago

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      rosano No login or app download necessary, works with any web browser.
      Positive comment 12 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 about 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 about 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.
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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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      Almost everyone thinks Discord is a great alternative to Zoom.
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      Henry220 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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      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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      Tiger3000 Discord doesn't provide functionality needed for effective video conferencing with clients
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      onkoe Provides very different functionality. Registration required, knowledge of server management/conversation creation. Some limits are imposed by Discord Nitro as well, making text largely unreadable on 1080p displays.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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      Feels less serious and you can make more friends there
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Totally free, it has even increased the voice chat participants due to the pandemic and is easy to use.
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      Discord is not a video calling app.
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    2. 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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      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.
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      Much more secure, decentralized, free and open source
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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  over 1 year ago

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      It's good, but not alternative..
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      RemovedUser Better privacy, also free, open-source.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Unlike Discord and Skype, Matrix is a decentralized, encrypted and more privacy-oriented communications platform. :)
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      1a95f0352dab Doesn't do video conferencing (can optionally embed Jitsi Meet). Requires account registration to join chat rooms.
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      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.
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      Most users think Skype is a great alternative to Zoom.
      frankiejo It is safer and more secure than Zoom.
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      comercial24 Cross platform, file sharing, simultaneous video conferencing, free. Only need to subscribe or use your MS, Hotmail, Live, Outlook credentials
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      Tiger3000 Does not perform well. Lot of hick-ups
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    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.
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      Most users think Tox is a great alternative to Zoom.


    4. Jami (formerly GNU Ring, SFLphone) positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement Open Source and cross-platform. Jami gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy.
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      Almost everyone thinks Jami is a great alternative to Zoom.
      Jami does video chat and also text chat
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    5. 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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      Most users think Wire is a great alternative to Zoom.
      altenativeto more secure. also an messenger
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    6. BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to deliver a high-quality learning experience to remote students.
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      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
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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.
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      similar features but far more secure
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      UnleavenedEagle It's not the best software, but it is the most similar to Zoom.
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      All the capacities of Zoom
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      altenativeto Has a lot of similar features but better privacy capabilities and a more serious/transparent development
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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.
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    7. Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.
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      Most users think Rocket.Chat is a great alternative to Zoom.
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      With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. More than 460 million Viber users text, make HD-quality phone and video calls, and send photo and video messages worldwide over WiFi or 3G - for free.
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      Most users think Viber is a great alternative to Zoom.
      comercial24 Encrypted, Multiple Video Chat, Cross-platform
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      ruvenssgwilches Viber is focus in P2P markets, while ZOOM is a Business App
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