Self-Hosted Zulip Alternatives

    There are many alternatives to Zulip as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative is Element. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Matrix.org or Mattermost. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Zulip and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Zulip are Wire (Free Personal, Open Source), Rocket.Chat (Freemium, Open Source), Dialog Messenger (Free Personal) and Corteza Messaging (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Matrix.org
      • Cloudron
      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.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • WebRTC
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • Go (Programming Language)
      • Cloudron
      • Java
      • Perl
      Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.
      No screenshots yet


      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      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?
      show more
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • JavaScript
      • Go (Programming Language)
      • Cloudron
      Mattermost is an open source, self-hosted Slack alternative.
      show more
    1. Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.
      show more


    2. Dialog Messenger is a customized self-hosted platform usable across multi operation systems simultaneously. dialog provides SDK tools for client interface as well as for server.
      show more
    3. Corteza Messaging is a secure, high performance, open source Slack alternative that allows your teams to collaborate more efficiently, as well as communicate safely with other organisations or customers.
      show more
    4. Kontalk is a secure instant messenger, allowing you to send and receive text, image and voice messages (other file types coming soon) to and from other Kontalk users completely free of charge. Kontalk Features: - Your phone number is your ID. No usernames or passwords.
      show more
    5. The free and open-source Crust Messaging is a secure, high performance,Slack alternative that allows your teams to collaborate more efficiently, as well as communicate safely with other organisations or customers.
      show more
    6. Self-hosted chat for small teams.

      Discontinued

      As stated at https://github.com/sdelements/lets-chat/issues/781 , the project is no longer developed since August 2017. Last version, 0.4.0, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub together with the source code.

    Showing 10 of 20 alternatives