Wire | Open Source Robust Web Conferencing Software
Wire is open source web conferencing software

Wire Free Video Conferencing Software

Free Remote Communication Software With Rich User Experience

Self hosted web collaboration software with enterprise security standards. It provides trusted internal/external conversations and offers many great features.

Wire is an entirely open source software designed with a robust business model. It is very simple to use and easy to setup. This remote collaboration platform offers many powerful features that include video/audio calls, file sharing, screen sharing, guest rooms, secure inter/external conversation with end to end encryption, and forward and backward secrecy mechanism. However, this web conferencing software allows you to invite users into a video conferencing call by sharing a link.

This video conferencing software is WebRTC compatible. Moreover, it uses the Proteus protocol for text messages and picture sharing. It uses DTLS For key negotiation and authentication and SRTP for encrypted media transfer. Further, there are rich chat options such as availability status, mentions, and reactions to the messages to provide the best remote collaboration services. This free online meeting software provides support for mobile, tablet, desktop, and web platforms. Above all, it is highly cost effective for organizations and provides user friendly and logical user interface.

Wire is written in TypeScript, Javascript, CSS, and HTML and also provides the Dcokerfile. Therefore, you can host this web conferencing software on your own server. This remote collaboration platform provides a flexible and extensible architecture that supports integrations with third party software such as SSO and CRM.

System Requirements

Requirements to setup Wire include:


Wire offers the following key features:

  • Open Source
  • Video/Audio calls
  • Self Hosted
  • Internal/External Conversations
  • Encryption
  • Support For Guest Rooms
  • Chat Options
  • Extensible
  • Flexible
  • User Friendly UI
  • WebRTC Compatible
  • File Sharing
  • Secure
  • Support For Third Party Apps
  • Robust Business Model

Installation Instructions

Once you have installed pre-requisites, run the following command to clone the source code.

git clone https://github.com/wireapp/wire-webapp.git

After a successful clone, run the following command


Then, rename .env.localhost to .env 

After that, use a browser with disabled web security (−−disable−web−security in Chrome) to circumvent CORS issues when connecting to our backend from localhost

In the end, start the app with the following command

yarn start

Finally, access the app at this URL in the browser https://localhost:8081/auth/.