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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, which is both free and Open Source. 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 Matrix.org, Wire, Mattermost and Rocket.Chat.

Zulip alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Instant Messengers or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Zulip.
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Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.

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  1. Element icon

    Element

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Cloudron
    • F-Droid
    • FLATHUB

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedElement is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionElement has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedElement is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningElement has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownElement supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingElement will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Element simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    Video calls for desktop and mobile
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    Matrix.org

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionMatrix.org has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMatrix.org is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportMatrix.org support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Matrix.org simultaneously.
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    Main Page


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    Wire

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • 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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionWire has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Wire to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedWire is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportWire support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Mattermost

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron

    Mattermost is a secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMattermost can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownMattermost supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  5. Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeRocket.Chat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsRocket.Chat can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Screen SharingYou can use Rocket.Chat to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    Dialog Messenger

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dialog Messenger simultaneously.
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  7. 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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Corteza Messaging simultaneously.
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    Messaging with video chat and CRM open
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    Tinode

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Fully open source instant messaging server and clients. No proprietary components or non-free dependencies. Backend in pure Go (GPL 3.0), with a command-line administration tool in python + gRPC. Clients for Android, iPhone, and Web - ReactJS (all licensed under Apache 2.0).

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeTinode doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Tinode simultaneously.
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    iOS client
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    Kontalk Messenger

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionKontalk Messenger has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  10. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownCrust Enterprise Messaging supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Crust Messaging with the Jitsi video bridge open
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