Wire is open source video conferencing app

Wire Free Video Conferencing Software

Free Web Conferencing Solution With Rich User Experience

Self hosted open source collaboration software with enterprise security standards. It is WebRTC compatible and provides trusted internal/external conversations.


Wire is an entirely open source software designed with a robust business model. It is very simple to use and easy to setup. Then, 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 video conferencing app allows you to invite users into a video conferencing call by sharing a link.

In fact, this video conferencing software is WebRTC compatible. Moreover, it uses the Proteus protocol for text messages and picture sharing. After that, 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. In addition, this free remote meeting tool 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 video conferencing app on your own server. This free team communication software 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/.