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Alternatives to Jitsi

Zoom, WebRTC, Kurento, Jami, and Skype are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Jitsi.
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What is Jitsi and what are its top alternatives?

Jitsi (acquired by 8x8) is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet, while other projects in the community enable other features such as audio, dial-in, recording, and simulcasting.
Jitsi is a tool in the Web and Video Conferencing category of a tech stack.
Jitsi is an open source tool with 3.5K GitHub stars and 910 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Jitsi's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Jitsi

  • Zoom

    Zoom

    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems. ...

  • WebRTC

    WebRTC

    It is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose. ...

  • Kurento

    Kurento

    It is a WebRTC media server and a set of client APIs making simple the development of advanced video applications for WWW and smartphone platforms. Media Server features include group communications, transcoding and more. ...

  • Jami

    Jami

    It is a free software for universal communication which respects freedoms and privacy of its users. Its main goal is to provide a communication framework and end-user applications to make audio or video calls, send text messages and make generic data transfers. It makes this possible via multiple paradigms: a modern decentralized approach using a DHT to find peers or classical centralized SIP as a soft-phone. ...

  • Skype

    Skype

    Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. ...

  • Google Meet

    Google Meet

    It is the business-oriented version of Google's Hangouts platform and is suitable for businesses of all sizes. It allows users to dial in phone numbers to access meetings, thus enabling users with slow internet connection to call in. ...

  • Webex

    Webex

    Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with Webex mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together. ...

  • Discord

    Discord

    Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover. ...

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Zoom

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PROS OF ZOOM
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    Web conferencing made easy
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    Remote control option
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    Draw on screen
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    Very reliable
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    In-meeting chat is pretty good
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    Free
  • 9
    Pair programming sessions with shared controls
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    Easy to share meeting links/invites
  • 7
    Good Sound Quality
  • 6
    Cloud recordings for meetings
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    Great mobile app
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    Recording Feature
  • 4
    Virtual backgrounds
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    Other people use it
  • 4
    User Friendly actions
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    Different options for blocking chat
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    Auto reconnecting
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    Chrome extension is great to easily create meetings
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    While sharing screen, you can still see your video
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    Mute all participants at once
  • 2
    When ending the videocall, everybody gets kicked
  • 2
    Reactions (emoticons)
  • 1
    Easily share video with audio
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    /zoom on Slack
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    Registration form
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    Meant for business and education
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    Zoom
CONS OF ZOOM
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    Limited time if you are a basic member
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    Limited Storage
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    Hate how sharing your screen defaults to Full Screen
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    Quality isn't great (Free)
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    No cursor highlight on screenshare.
  • 8
    Potential security flaws
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    Onboarding process for new users is not intuitive
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    Virtual background quality isn't good
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    Security
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    Editing can be improved
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    Doesn't handle switching audio sources well
  • 4
    The native calendar is buggy
  • 4
    Dashboard can be improved
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    Pornographic material displayed
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    Any body can get in it
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    Not many emojis
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    Past chat history is not saved
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    Recording Feature
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    En In reality,the chat in the meet not is excelent,noo
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    Zoom lags a lot

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Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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WebRTC

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A free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications with Real-Time Communications
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PROS OF WEBRTC
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    No Download
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    OpenSource
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    You can write anything around it, because it's a protoc
CONS OF WEBRTC
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    Hello. So, I wanted to make a decision on whether to use WebRTC or Amazon Chime for a conference call (meeting). My plan is to build an app with features like video broadcasting, and the ability for all the participants to talk and chat. I have used Agora's web SDK for video broadcasting, and Socket.IO for chat features. As I read the comparison between Amazon Chime and WebRTC, it further intrigues me on what I should use given my scenario? Is there any way that so many related technologies could be a hindrance to the other? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Ritwik Neema

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    joseph zeiad

    I am trying to implement video calling in a React Native app through Amazon Kinesis. But I was unlucky to find anything related to this on the web. Do you have any example code I can use? or any tutorial? If not, how easy is it to bridge the native library to RN? And what should I use WebRTC or Amazon Chime?? Thanks

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    Kurento logo

    Kurento

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    A WebRTC media server and a set of client APIs
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    PROS OF KURENTO
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      MCU
    CONS OF KURENTO
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      Jami

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      PROS OF JAMI
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        CONS OF JAMI
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          Skype logo

          Skype

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          Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing
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          PROS OF SKYPE
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            Free, widespread
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            Desktop and mobile apps
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            Because i have to :(
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            Low cost international calling
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            Good for international calls
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            Best call quality anywhere, generally
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            Beautiful emojis
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            Chat bots
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            Translator
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            User
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            Skype for business integration with Outlook
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            Not the Best, but get the job done
          CONS OF SKYPE
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            Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
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            Not always reliable
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            Outdated UI
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            Birthday notifications are annoying
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            The worst indicator noises of any app ever
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            Finding/adding people isn't easy

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          Dmitry Mukhin

          Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

          Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

          Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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          Mark Nelissen

          I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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          Google Meet logo

          Google Meet

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          PROS OF GOOGLE MEET
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            Free
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            Integrated with G Suite
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            Group video call
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            Good to make phone calls
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            Gmail server integration
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            Easy to add and remove contacts
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            Instant Messaging
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            Unlimited Storage (Premium version)
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            Easy setup
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            User friendly mobile app
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            Record (Premium Feature)
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            Saves the chats for future reference
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            Browser extension
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            Accessible from the Browser
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            No pornography
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            16 people show at the same time
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            Meet has the best quality in terms of participant view
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            Google Meet is never buggy
          • 2
            Amazing captions
          • 2
            Cool emoji extensions
          CONS OF GOOGLE MEET
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            Quality isn't great
          • 5
            Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
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            No client annotation on shared screen
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            Not great sound quality
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            Difficult to share video with audio
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            Needs to take measures to improve the ecosystem
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            Auto-added to G Cal invites
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            Needs better support and rollout process
          • 1
            No interactions activities
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            Overheat cpu on Android
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            No desktop client
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            No desktop client

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          Webex logo

          Webex

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          Connect with anyone, anywhere, any time
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          PROS OF WEBEX
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            Cons
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            Secure
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            Good branding - Cisco
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            High Quality
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            Easy to Use
          CONS OF WEBEX
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            Horrible voice quality, voice gaps, drops

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          Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

          Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

          Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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          Discord logo

          Discord

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          All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone
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          PROS OF DISCORD
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            Unlimited Users
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            Unlimited Channels
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            Easy to use
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            Voice Chat
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            Fast and easy set-ups and connections
          • 44
            Clean UI
          • 42
            Mobile Friendly
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            Free
          • 32
            Android App
          • 27
            Mention system
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            Customizable notifications on per channel basis
          • 26
            Customizable ranks/permissions
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            Good code embedding
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            IOS app
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            Vast Webhook Support
          • 17
            Dark mode
          • 15
            Roles
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            Easy context switching between work and home
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            Great Customer Support
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            Bot control
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            Easy to develop for
          • 13
            Great Communities
          • 13
            Very Resource Friendly
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            Video call meeting
          • 12
            Video Call Conference
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            Robust
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            Sharing screen layer
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            Able to hold 99 people in one call
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            Easy Server Setup and joining system
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            Cool
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            Shares screen with other member
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            Great browser experience
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            Easy
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            Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
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            Better than Zoom
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            Easy to code bots for
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            Noice
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            Everyone look at my con (it's a pro disguised as a con)
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            Not got wierd emojis like everything made by google
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            Easily set up custom emoji
          CONS OF DISCORD
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            For gamers
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            Not as many integrations as Slack
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            Limited file size
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            For everyone
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            Discord is great, what are you talking about?
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            Sends data to US Gov
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            Are u mad u ever heard of DMs???
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            Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
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            What i mean by this is someone said u cant chat lol
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            Undescriptive in global ban reasons
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            Unsupportive Support
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            Zoom is WAY better bc you can't even chat on Discord

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          Shortly after I joined Algolia as a developer advocate, I knew I wanted to establish a place for the community to congregate and share their projects, questions and advice. There are a ton of platforms out there that can be used to host communities, and they tend to fall into two categories - real-time sync (like chat) and async (like forums). Because the community was already large, I felt that a chat platform like Discord or Gitter might be overwhelming and opted for a forum-like solution instead (which would also create content that's searchable from Google).

          I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

          It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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          From a StackShare Community member: “We’re about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we’ve seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I’m seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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