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Jitsi vs Skype: What are the differences?

Developers describe Jitsi as "Multi-platform open-source video conferencing". Jitsi 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. On the other hand, Skype is detailed as "Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing". Skype鈥檚 text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

Jitsi and Skype can be categorized as "Web and Video Conferencing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Jitsi are:

  • Web, Android, iOS, React-native, and Electron apps
  • Ubuntu and Debian Packages install in minutes
  • Customize with config files or change the code

On the other hand, Skype provides the following key features:

  • Calling- Make free Skype to Skype calls or call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates.
  • Video- Catch up face to face or get a whole group together on a video call.
  • Messaging- You're always in the loop with instant messaging, voice messaging and sending texts.

Jitsi is an open source tool with 1.94K GitHub stars and 630 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jitsi's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Jitsi?

Jitsi 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.

What is Skype?

Skype鈥檚 text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
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        What are some alternatives to Jitsi and Skype?
        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
        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
        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.
        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.
        Skype for Business
        With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you.
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        Decisions about Jitsi and Skype
        Dmitry Mukhin
        Dmitry Mukhin
        at Uploadcare | 11 upvotes 17K views
        atUploadcareUploadcare
        Google Hangouts Chat
        Google Hangouts Chat
        Webex
        Webex
        Skype
        Skype
        Zoom
        Zoom

        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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        Julien DeFrance
        Julien DeFrance
        Full Stack Engineering Manager at ValiMail | 2 upvotes 11.3K views
        atSmartZipSmartZip
        Zoom
        Zoom
        Skype
        Skype
        Join.me
        Join.me
        #Dialpad
        #VideoConferencing

        Which VideoConferencing software to use?

        Join.me, #GoToMeeting, Google, Skype... Many of the previous software I experienced disappointed me or my team in many ways: problems joining, voice/video issues, having to register or install software first. And easily, each time we just waste 10-15mn waiting for everyone to join.

        Too many signs it was time for a change.

        At my previous company, SmartZip, I made the switch to #UberConference. A Dialpad service. We're currently using Zoom at Stessa. I really like it too.

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        Reviews of Jitsi and Skype
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        followthesteps.net
        Review ofSkypeSkype

        they really have an awesome and fast support.. Thanks http://www.followthesteps.net/sky-contact-phone-number/

        How developers use Jitsi and Skype
        Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
        Srinivas Adireddi uses SkypeSkype

        Three reasons why people like Skype that I am compelling: 1. It's simple and easy to use 2. Good video calling quality 3. It's cheap and very efficient Very popular too

        Avatar of eXon Technologies
        eXon Technologies uses SkypeSkype

        We are using Skype to help your customers in realtime. Sometimes you need to chat or talk with customer right away and this is best option for us right now.

        Avatar of MyklClason
        MyklClason uses SkypeSkype

        Skype is one of the better methods I've found for IM communication, and most of my clients have it. Mostly use it when there is a need for screensharing.

        Avatar of MadElf1337
        MadElf1337 uses SkypeSkype

        Skype is far by one of the best video calling apps I've ever used(After Google Duo) It has a very simple User Interface, hence is a favorite of mine.

        Avatar of dotmos
        dotmos uses SkypeSkype

        Allows us to communicate with our employees who are all in different countries when they are not logged into Slack. Also used to vet new employees.

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