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’s 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.