Hi all, I’m looking for some Discord alternatives. All I really need is the ability to do voice calls and screen shares. It can be either via DM or channels, I only need to it be able to speak with a few friends that’d be open to moving over. I’ve tried Matrix/Element but there doesn’t seem to be a screen share function. There’s Teamspeak but I don’t think that’s FOSS nor does it support screen shares as well. Any other options? Basically just voice calls and screen shares is all I need, I couldn’t care about channels or servers or whatever other functionalities Discord has put into their app. Thanks!

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    The Matrix network is the closest you’re likely to get to Discord’s features.

    Nheko is a Matrix client that I believe can do screen sharing.

    Eventually, whatever Matrix clients support Element Call might be what you want, but it’s in beta for now.

    Jitsi Meet might also be worth a look, although its (optional) end-to-end encryption was too demanding for some laptops last time I tried it.

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    All I really need is the ability to do voice calls and screen shares.

    Have you looked into Jitsi?

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    I would recommend using Matrix. But if you really want the “Discord experience” than I would suggest Revolt.

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    Since everyone is only recommending self hostable options and no hoster, here is a new candidate:

    OpenTalk on tchncs.de

    https://talk.tchncs.de/

    It is also free and open source and the server is hosted by a german who takes donations.

    The also have a mumble (like Teamspeak but as you said without screenshare) and matrix instance running, which are great but not for your needs.

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    Signal. Works both on mobile and linked to desktop.

    It should also work on Element Web, but not desktop clients.

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      Here to second the signal recommendation. Screen share and voice chat work without problems. No need to selfhost either. Secure and privacy friendly.

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    Matrix using element for the client and element call or jitsi should do the trick

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      Don’t use Telegram if you don’t have to.

      The client is open source, but the server side isn’t. E2E encryption is only available for secret chats and voice chat. Contacts, messages, media, and their decryption keys are all stored on the servers together. And it’s just another big tech product like Whatsapp.

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        You’re not wrong, but in terms of a polished alternative to discord… Telegram is a pretty solid option. It’s ultimately still better than Discord.

        Personally, I hope Telegram improves their privacy guarantees, or enough time passes that the true E2EE apps can “catch up” to the feature set and quality of the clients.

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          It’s been doing the exact opposite and implementing more targeted advertising after several previous monetization attempts (including a cryptocurrency integration) flopped.

          Similarly the feature set is increasingly locked behind “premium” paywall.

          It’s headed in no good direction if you ask me.