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Alternatives to Google Hangouts Chat

Slack, Google Hangouts, Hangouts, Zoom, and WhatsApp are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Google Hangouts Chat.
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What is Google Hangouts Chat and what are its top alternatives?

Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.
Google Hangouts Chat is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Google Hangouts Chat

  • Slack
    Slack

    Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together. ...

  • Google Hangouts
    Google Hangouts

    Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. ...

  • Hangouts
    Hangouts

    It is a communication platform which includes messaging, video chat, and VOIP features. ...

  • Zoom
    Zoom

    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems. ...

  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp

    It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media. ...

  • Microsoft Teams
    Microsoft Teams

    See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations. ...

  • HipChat
    HipChat

    HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business. ...

  • Telegram
    Telegram

    Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type. It provides instant messaging, simple, fast, secure and synced across all your devices. ...

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Slack logo

Slack

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Bring all your communication together in one place
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PROS OF SLACK
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    Easy to integrate with
  • 877
    Excellent interface on multiple platforms
  • 847
    Free
  • 694
    Mobile friendly
  • 690
    People really enjoy using it
  • 331
    Great integrations
  • 315
    Flexible notification preferences
  • 198
    Unlimited users
  • 184
    Strong search and data archiving
  • 155
    Multi domain switching support
  • 82
    Easy to use
  • 40
    Beautiful
  • 27
    Hubot support
  • 22
    Unread/read control
  • 21
    Slackbot
  • 19
    Permalink for each messages
  • 17
    Text snippet with highlighting
  • 15
    Quote message easily
  • 14
    Per-room notification
  • 13
    Awesome integration support
  • 12
    IRC gateway
  • 12
    Star for each message / attached files
  • 11
    Good communication within a team
  • 11
    Dropbox Integration
  • 10
    Jira Integration
  • 10
    Slick, search is great
  • 9
    New Relic Integration
  • 8
    Great communication tool
  • 8
    Asana Integration
  • 8
    Combine All Services Quickly
  • 7
    Awesomeness
  • 7
    This tool understands developers
  • 7
    Google Drive Integration
  • 7
    XMPP gateway
  • 6
    BitBucket integration
  • 6
    Twitter Integration
  • 6
    Google Docs Integration
  • 6
    Replaces email
  • 5
    Guest and Restricted user control
  • 5
    Jenkins Integration
  • 5
    GREAT Customer Support / Quick Response to Feedback
  • 4
    Gathers all my communications in one place
  • 4
    Clean UI
  • 4
    Excellent multi platform internal communication tool
  • 4
    Mention list view
  • 4
    GitHub integration
  • 3
    Perfect implementation of chat + integrations
  • 3
    Visual Studio Integration
  • 3
    Easy to start working with
  • 3
    Easy
  • 3
    Easy to add a reaction
  • 3
    Timely while non intrusive
  • 3
    Great on-boarding
  • 3
    Threaded chat
  • 2
    Markdown
  • 2
    Eases collaboration for geographically dispersed teams
  • 2
    Message Actions
  • 2
    Simplicity
  • 2
    So much better than email
  • 2
    It's basically an improved (although closed) IRC
  • 2
    Android app
  • 2
    Great Channel Customization
  • 2
    Intuitive, easy to use, great integrations
  • 2
    Great interface
  • 1
    API
  • 1
    Easy remote communication
  • 1
    Get less busy
  • 1
    Targetprocess integration
  • 1
    Great Support Team
  • 1
    Flexible and Accessible
  • 1
    Multi work-space support
  • 1
    Travis CI integration
  • 1
    It's the coolest IM ever
  • 1
    Dev communication Made Easy
  • 1
    Community
  • 1
    Integrates with just about everything
  • 1
    Great API
  • 1
    Very customizable
  • 1
    I was 666 star :D
  • 1
    Better User Experience
  • 1
    Finally with terrible "threading"—I miss Flowdock
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    Google
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    Archive Importing
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    Complete with plenty of Electron BLOAT
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    Slack
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    Easy to useL
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    Platforms
CONS OF SLACK
  • 12
    Can be distracting depending on how you use it
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    Requires some management for large teams
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    Limit messages history
  • 4
    Too expensive
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    You don't really own your messages
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    Too many notifications by default

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Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 24 upvotes · 152.7K views

Sentry has been essential to our development approach. Nobody likes errors or apps that crash. We use Sentry heavily during Node.js and React development. Our developers are able to see error reports, crashes, user's browsers, and more, all in one place. Sentry also seamlessly integrates with Asana, Slack, and GitHub.

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Yonas Beshawred

Using Screenhero via Slack was getting to be pretty horrible. Video and sound quality was often times pretty bad and worst of all the service just wasn't reliable. We all had high hopes when the acquisition went through but ultimately, the product just didn't live up to expectations. We ended up trying Zoom after I had heard about it from some friends at other companies. We noticed the video/sound quality was better, and more importantly it was super reliable. The Slack integration was awesome (just type /zoom and it starts a call)

You can schedule recurring calls which is helpful. There's a G Suite (Google Calendar) integration which lets you add a Zoom call (w/dial in info + link to web/mobile) with the click of a button.

Meeting recordings (video and audio) are really nice, you get recordings stored in the cloud on the higher tier plans. One of our engineers, Jerome, actually built a cool little Slack integration using the Slack API and Zoom API so that every time a recording is processed, a link gets posted to the "event-recordings" channel. The iOS app is great too!

#WebAndVideoConferencing #videochat

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Google Hangouts logo

Google Hangouts

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A communication platform
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PROS OF GOOGLE HANGOUTS
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    Nothing
CONS OF GOOGLE HANGOUTS
  • 1
    Everything

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I own an Escape Room. Since right now everyone is practicing social distancing, I would like to run my Escape Room games virtually. I would like to allow approx 4 users to log in to play. They can chitchat a few minutes before their game to get to know each other. Then once the game begins, I will introduce myself and give them the plot to their escape game. I will have a wide-angle camera mounted to the wall to show the room, and as the game master, carry a tablet or webcam around as players talk to me and direct me to show them certain items in the room, move in for closeups in certain areas, try lock combinations, etc. I will be their hands while they solve the puzzles. I am not sure if Google Hangouts Google Meet or Zoom is better for this. I did try it yesterday using google hangout meet and it was good, but I think there may have been a wifi issue where it was choppy. Just trying to figure out the best option. Thank you! Catherine

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Hangouts logo

Hangouts

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PROS OF HANGOUTS
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    Free
CONS OF HANGOUTS
    Be the first to leave a con

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    Zoom logo

    Zoom

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    Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing
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    PROS OF ZOOM
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      Web conferencing made easy
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      Remote control option
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      Draw on screen
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      Very reliable
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      In-meeting chat is pretty good
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      Free
    • 9
      Pair programming sessions with shared controls
    • 8
      Easy to share meeting links/invites
    • 7
      Good Sound Quality
    • 6
      Cloud recordings for meetings
    • 5
      Great mobile app
    • 4
      Recording Feature
    • 4
      Virtual backgrounds
    • 4
      Other people use it
    • 4
      User Friendly actions
    • 2
      Reactions (emoticons)
    • 2
      Auto reconnecting
    • 2
      While sharing screen, you can still see your video
    • 2
      Chrome extension is great to easily create meetings
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      Mute all participants at once
    • 2
      When ending the videocall, everybody gets kicked
    • 2
      Different options for blocking chat
    • 1
      Meant for business and education
    • 1
      Easily share video with audio
    • 1
      Registration form
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      /zoom on Slack
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      Tripactions
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      Zoom
    CONS OF ZOOM
    • 20
      Limited time if you are a basic member
    • 14
      Limited Storage
    • 11
      Hate how sharing your screen defaults to Full Screen
    • 10
      Quality isn't great (Free)
    • 9
      No cursor highlight on screenshare.
    • 8
      Potential security flaws
    • 7
      Onboarding process for new users is not intuitive
    • 5
      Virtual background quality isn't good
    • 5
      Security
    • 4
      Editing can be improved
    • 4
      Doesn't handle switching audio sources well
    • 4
      The native calendar is buggy
    • 4
      Dashboard can be improved
    • 3
      Pornographic material displayed
    • 3
      Any body can get in it
    • 3
      Not many emojis
    • 3
      Past chat history is not saved
    • 3
      Recording Feature
    • 3
      En In reality,the chat in the meet not is excelent,noo
    • 3
      Zoom lags a lot

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    Dmitry Mukhin

    Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

    Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

    Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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    ZoomZoomDiscordDiscord

    I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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    WhatsApp logo

    WhatsApp

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    A freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service
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    PROS OF WHATSAPP
    • 12
      Free
    • 2
      Easy to carry on with contact
    CONS OF WHATSAPP
    • 0
      Maximum to 8 person video call

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    Microsoft Teams logo

    Microsoft Teams

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    Chat-based workspace in Office 365
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    PROS OF MICROSOFT TEAMS
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      Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
    • 23
      Mobile friendly
    • 19
      Free
    • 12
      Great integrations
    • 11
      Well-thought Design
    • 10
      Channels
    • 8
      Easy setup
    • 6
      Unlimited users
    • 5
      Strong search and data archiving
    • 4
      Easy to integrate with
    • 4
      Multi domain switching support
    • 3
      Same interface on multiple platforms
    • 3
      Web interface
    • 2
      Great voice quality
    CONS OF MICROSOFT TEAMS
    • 17
      Confusing UI
    • 12
      Bad performance on init and after quite a use
    • 10
      Bad Usermanagement
    • 6
      No desktop client (only fat and slow electron app)
    • 6
      Can't see all members in a video meeting
    • 5
      Unable to Mute users
    • 5
      No Markdown Support
    • 4
      MIssing public channels
    • 4
      You don't really own your messages
    • 4
      Forced WYSIWYG
    • 3
      Stubborn, unused friendly
    • 3
      No linux support
    • 3
      Is bad
    • 3
      Challenging Onboarding
    • 1
      Audio support problems

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    Jon Waite
    Scrum Master at Costco Wholsale · | 3 upvotes · 52K views

    Looking for the pros and cons for a tool we can use best for cross-team collaboration (software development). Has anyone compared Google Hangouts Chat with Microsoft Teams? What were the advantages of either??

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    Jack Graves
    Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 201.3K views

    We use Microsoft Teams as our primary workplace collaboration tool. It enables our team to work remotely and still collaborate on projects - with integration to JIRA and Confluence, the tool enables us to create War Rooms when problems occur and also provides information-sharing capabilities. Replaced HipChat.

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    HipChat logo

    HipChat

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    Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM
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    PROS OF HIPCHAT
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      Integrates well with a lot of developer tools
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      Developer-friendly
    • 85
      Clients for every major platform
    • 70
      Mobile-friendly
    • 70
      Free unlimited users
    • 40
      Extremely easy to use for non-tech guys
    • 39
      Good api integration
    • 38
      Irc-like
    • 28
      Reliable
    • 26
      Feature rich
    • 13
      Affordable at $2/user
    • 6
      Email notifications
    • 6
      Text Messages
    • 4
      More developer-friendly than Skype
    • 3
      JIRA integration
    • 3
      Integrates with Atlassian products
    • 2
      Team Chat Rooms
    • 2
      Full text search
    • 1
      Intergration with all the things
    • 1
      gitlab
    • 1
      tagia
    • 1
      salt
    • 1
      Fast
    • 1
      On-Premise deployment
    • 1
      Trello integration
    • 1
      256-bit SSL encryption to transmit your data
    CONS OF HIPCHAT
    • 1
      Purchased by and merged with Slack
    • 1
      Discontinued with the Atlassian Stack

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    Mark Nelissen

    I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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    Jack Graves
    Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 201.3K views

    We use Microsoft Teams as our primary workplace collaboration tool. It enables our team to work remotely and still collaborate on projects - with integration to JIRA and Confluence, the tool enables us to create War Rooms when problems occur and also provides information-sharing capabilities. Replaced HipChat.

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    Telegram  logo

    Telegram

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    A cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service
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    PROS OF TELEGRAM
    • 11
      Lightweight
    • 5
      Great bot API
    • 5
      Unlimited history
    • 5
      Free
    • 1
      Can hide phone number
    • 1
      Media editor
    • 1
      Delete without a trace
    CONS OF TELEGRAM
    • 2
      Notification customisation is limited
    • 2
      Requires phone number
    • 1
      No video call

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