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Discord Competitors

TeamSpeak

TeamSpeak is a voice chat app specifically designed for gaming and esports. TeamSpeak features the best voice quality of any competitor as well as advanced security such as military-grade encryption and anonymous usage. TeamSpeak also includes unlimited subchannels and file transfer. The Teamspeak client can be downloaded for free.

On the other hand, TeamSpeak’s interface is much less appealing and intuitive and doesn’t support video. TeamSpeak’s text chat is also much more basic in terms of both visuals and function. In all, TeamSpeak is a competitive option for gamers but not for any other of Discord’s top users. 

Skype

Skype’s video and voice chat service is very popular for both individuals and businesses. Skype can be used to call both other users and phone numbers (at cheaper international rates than most networks). Users can also get a local phone number on skype, use skype voicemail, and automatically translate calls in a different language using skype’s translator. Skype’s video service is more reliable than Discord’s, but it includes none of Discord’s server and channel options. Skype’s popular skype for business app has recently been replaced with Microsoft Teams. 

Slack

Slack’s display is the most similar to Discord’s of any competitors. Like Discord, Slack includes multiple channel functions, voice and video chat, and direct messaging. Slack’s channels cannot be divided into text and voice channels, however. Additionally, Slack’s video services, unlimited team messages, and large user capabilities are only available on paid plans, which start from $6.67/month. Slack includes an impressive number of integrations with other apps such as Google Drive, Droplr, Zapier, and Giphy and hundreds more. Slack also uses bots to manage teams efficiently. Overall, Slack is an excellent pick for work teams but less satisfactory for game developers who need to interact with fans and large open source teams who work for free.

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