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18 Best Discord Alternatives 2020 | Expert Reviews

Discord TeamSpeak Slack Discourse Microsoft Teams Zoho Cliq Element.io Troop Messenger Telegram
  1. Step up your game with a modern voice & text chat app. Crystal clear voice, multiple server and channel support, mobile apps, and more.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    During the research, we found that Discord users are reporting server connection issues continuously. Discord is too slow on its website and downloads. Many users are also facing login issues, and they can’t enter chat rooms. You can check the current Discord issues here. If you’re also facing any of these issues while using Discord, read this article to find the top-rated alternatives to Discord.

    #Communication #Group Chat & Notifications #Instant Messaging 117 social mentions

  2. NOTE: TeamSpeak has been discontinued.
    TeamSpeak is software for quality voice communication via the Internet
    Teamspeak is a reliable platform for voice chat, but it lacks some user-friendliness when it comes to their conversation and social aspect. You can’t add friends on Teamspeak, and you won’t be able to see which people are in which channel without connecting to the channel. Another feature that Teamspeak lacks from Discord is that you won’t be able to see which game people are playing, but mostly there are separate channels for different games. It’s merely a very basic platform with high performance within voice chat.

    #Communication #Group Chat & Notifications #Chat

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    A messaging app for teams who see through the Earth!
    In my experience, Slack remains a better alternative to Discord. Slack has a very similar interface with functions that people who are familiar with Discord will feel “at home” with. The Slack platform is highly extendable. Apps can be downloaded to your desktop and smartphone, or you can access the system in your browser. Set up channels, groups, and even automate several functions that seem repetitive. Additionally, getting started with the Slack platform is free – and you can get various team members to join. Slack is a great alternative to Discord with several customizable functions.

    #Communication #Group Chat & Notifications #Chat 204 social mentions

  4. Discourse is an open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet.
    Pricing:
    Discourse comes in a couple of flavours. You can self-host it yourself in which case the software is free, and you simply need to sign up for server space, or you can pay Discourse for a hosted-for-you option, though self-hosting is a lot cheaper the premium option takes care of the technical side.

    #Forums #Forums And Forum Software #Community Platform 21 social mentions

  5. Microsoft Teams provides the enterprise-level security, compliance and management features you expect from Office 365, including broad support for compliance standards, and eDiscovery and legal hold for channels, chats, and files.
    I’ve been using Microsoft Teams since I switched to remote work, and I’m happy with how it’s been serving me. Being a CEO, I had to build the remote work infrastructure myself. I tried some different tools, but none of them had as many useful features as Microsoft Teams. It would allow me to simply sharing the group projects and cooperating on them in real-time, manage them, and have all of them integrated beautifully with Office 365. With Teams I had the most success when it comes to organizing meetings, keeping in touch with my employees, and managing the overall workflow. It’s a stable platform, and I had tiny technical problems that could I could resolve very intuitively and effortlessly.

    #Enterprise Communication #Team Collaboration #Communication 1 user reviews

  6. Team chat that's built for work
    Pricing:
    • Freemium
    • Free Trial
    • $0.9 / Annually (For 500+ users (/user /month billed annually))
    Zoho Cliq is another way to make your team members feel included is by making simple gestures. If your team adds a new member, welcome and initiate conversations with your new teammate through team communication tools such as Cliq. You should use this tool as your team’s communication platform for more than just work conversations: create your dedicated channels for projects to share appreciation and to celebrate victories.

    #Team Collaboration #Communication #Task Management 1 social mentions

  7. Secure messaging app with strong end-to-end encryption, advanced group chat privacy settings, secure video calls for teams, encrypted communication using Matrix open network. Riot.im is now Element.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    Element, formerly known as Riot, is a great alternative to Discord with many of the same features and functions. What sets Element apart is that it was created using open-source software, which allows for customization and flexibility. Element is based on a reaction-based software called Matrix, which allows you to bring other communication channels into the app as well as host the app on a server of your choice. It also puts a special focus on security using end-to-end encryption for all communication over the app. Element comes with a lot of the same features as Discord, allowing you to chat, share files, create different rooms, and add plugins on to the app. Element has web, desktop, and mobile apps for all of the major operating systems. Overall, Element plays much the same role as Discord but provides a higher level of security and customization.

    #Group Chat & Notifications #Communication #Chat 1 social mentions

  8. Troop Messenger is the brand new means of escalating office chat and instant messaging for business. It is integrated with multiple features and functionalities to take user experience to the next level. There is no limit for searches and team chat.
    Pricing:
    Troop Messenger offers a wide range of functions like one-to-one messaging, group conversations, file previews, voice video calls, screen sharing, Burnout, etc. There are so many cool emojis that make communication a lot of fun. Our team is using Troop Messenger for a year now, and I found that we chose a good, easy-to-use app for our team’s daily interactions for all our project updates.

    #Enterprise Communication #Group Chat & Notifications #Chat 8 user reviews

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    Google Meets

    This product hasn't been added to SaaSHub yet
    I am a huge gamer, and I usually do roleplay and MMOs using communication platforms like Discord. My personal favorite is Google Meets. It is not amazing at noise canceling; some of the weird things I have heard while talking with friends is a vacuum, a fish tank, potato chips being opened, and a food delivery… To name a few. Anything in the proximity of your microphone will get picked, so beware! Microsoft Teams is quite better at that, but you need someone to have a Company account (paid) to really use all the extras and make the most of it. Like creating a different background to hide where you are or some tools for presenting and stuff like that.

  10. Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free.
    Telegram has unlimited cloud storage, which means you don’t need to worry about your data backup. You need to log in to your account from anywhere you’ll get your data. It doesn’t compress the media files you can send and receive HD (original size) pictures. From the supergroup feature of Telegram, you can make a group of over 200,000 people. Telegram also has a self-destructing feature where you can set a timer for a message that will automatically be deleted after your sat time is over. One of the important things about Telegram is it provides all the premium features free.

    #Instant Messaging #Messaging #Group Messaging 127 social mentions

  11. NOTE: Hangouts has been discontinued.
    Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android, and Apple devices.
    Although Discord is a modern spin on Google Hangouts, business features are missing that Google Hangouts brings to the table. Google Hangouts has the ability to make phone calls from a dedicated number within the application. When running a business on-the-go, you need to integrate team chats and a dedicated phone number– no other chat client supports this feature. Google Hangouts also has the benefit of the Google ecosystem, which Discord and other similar chat clients do not have. Lastly, Google hosts very competitive rates for international calling from their chat client, which is pivotal in business.

    #Group Chat & Notifications #Communication #Messaging

  12. Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates.
    Facebook can serve as a solid Discord alternative. Mark Zuckerberg’s creation seems to align its features with the famous video-and-voice chat app, pushing for groups and group sharing. First, despite being overcrowded, Facebook allows you to build micro-communities, for which Discord is legendary. Facebook private groups can work as “always-on” virtual spaces by analogy with servers in Discord. You can set up communities, bringing people together for the same purpose. Live streamings available on Facebook provide real-time engagement benefits. For businesses, private groups can be a way to make their customers feel special. Second, despite not having a “push to talk feature,” Facebook users can still switch between text and voice functionality quite easily. Audio and video calls allow them to be raw and communicate seamlessly.

    #Social Networks #Social Network #Decentralized Social Network 450 social mentions

  13. Steam Chat is a chatting app for Steam users that enables them to chat through their cell phones and get updated with what is happening.
    The Group / PM structure of Steam Chat is way more logical than Discords pile of group chats that you can’t even search for on the mobile app without direct invites.

    #Live Streaming #Group Chat & Notifications #Gaming Community

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    Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use...
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    Furthermore, the voice quality of Mumble is far stabler than the Discord, and it uses bandwidth as low as 15-20 kbps, which is a lot less than Discord. Now, I will tell you a few of the prominent features that Mumble has over the Discord.

    #Communication #Group Chat & Notifications #Chat 2 social mentions

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    Private & Secure Messenger
    Wire is the best alternative to Discord because it offers fully encrypted communication, file sharing, and video calls. I love the “guest rooms feature that allows you to interact with customers without asking them to set up an account. Group video calls are high-quality on mobile devices, making this app very convenient while on the go. Pricing is very competitive compared to their North American competitors.

    #Communication #Group Chat & Notifications #Messaging 14 social mentions

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    A friendly place for helping others
    Volley is a conversation tool that allows you to have asynchronous conversations with your team, colleagues, and customers. We can speak 7-8x faster than we can compose an email or text. So why are we spending all this time typing? With Volley, we can be more efficient when it comes to communication.

    #Productivity #SaaS #Recruitment 1 social mentions

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    Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype. Download Skype today to chat and call on desktop and mobile.
    Skype is one of the most usable Discord alternatives available. It allows you to have one-on-one as well as group chats. You can use the audio call or video chat options available, along with an option to share your screen. Skype has a very basic user interface, so it hardly requires any time to get your hands around the software and get fluent with it. It allows users to share files in chat. Skype has an application for Windows, as well as iOS and Android, and reduces data and battery usage. The Lite version runs smoothly on old android devices, which cannot support the high-end version. Skype offers additional paid features like voice mail, SMS texts, or making calls to a landline, cell, or outside of Skype.

    #Group Chat & Notifications #Communication #Chat

  18. Mattermost is an open source alternative to Slack.
    Pricing:
    However, to set up Mattermost, you must have technical knowledge. Since it is running on your servers, you will have to maintain the instance. Also, you will need to upgrade Mattermost when new releases are out.

    #Team Collaboration #Work Collaboration #Web And Video Conferencing 57 social mentions

  19. HeySpace is the only free task and simple project management software with communication and collaboration feature.
    HeySpace is like Slack and Discord, but with some additional features, so you and your team can stay organized on the tasks, you’re currently working on. It recognizes how important communication, deadlines, and collaboration are within every company and has created one platform to tackle all 3.

    #Project Management #Task Management #Todos 2 social mentions

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