Here is a collection of the best Skype alternatives for Linux.

Brosix Personal

Download the free Brosix Instant Messenger for personal use on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone / iPad and web. Brosix for Linux Skype alternative

Ekiga is a free Voice over IP, commonly VoIP or internet telephony, service provider. Using VoIP is like using electronic mails:

  • You need an address. That’s mainly what is for: giving free SIP-Addresses.
  • You need a software to use this address. Any SIP aware software will do, but we recommend our free Ekiga softphone, which has Instant-Messaging, Audio and Video built-in. ekiga skype alternative

Google Hangouts

Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android and Apple devices.

Go live from your laptop

Live broadcasts are only a few clicks away. Stream your Hangout On Air publicly on Google+, your YouTube channel, and your website.

Save instantly to YouTube

You don’t need special software to record your conversation. Every Hangout On Air is automatically saved to your YouTube account.

Share to the world

Once your Hangout On Air is over, it’s easy to keep the conversation going. The recording will be available on Google+ and on your YouTube channel.


Linphone is an internet phone or Voice Over IP phone (VoIP). linphone skype alternative linux

  • With linphone you can communicate freely with people over the internet, with voice, video, and text instant messaging.
  • Linphone makes use of the SIP protocol , an open standard for internet telephony. You can use Linphone with any SIP VoIP operator, including our free SIP audio/video service.
  • linphone is free-software (or open-source), you can download and redistribute it freely.
  • Linphone is available for desktop computers: Linux, Windows, MacOSX, and for mobile phones: Android, iPhone, Blackberry.


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