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Alternatives to HipChat

Stride, Yammer, Slack, Flock, and Flowdock are the most popular alternatives and competitors to HipChat.
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What is HipChat and what are its top alternatives?

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.
HipChat is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to HipChat

  • Stride
    Stride

    Bring all the right people together instantly with built-in voice and video meetings. Turn conversations into action with integrated collaboration tools. Find the space to focus so you can get to done faster. ...

  • Yammer
    Yammer

    Yammer brings the power of social networking to your company. Collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Flock
    Flock

    Flock is a communication app for teams. Packed with tons of productivity features, Flock drives efficiency and boosts speed of execution. ...

  • Flowdock
    Flowdock

    Flowdock is a web-based team chat service that integrates with your tools to provide a window into your team's activities. With the team inbox, everyone on your team can stay up to date. Stay connected with Flowdock's iOS and Android apps. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Skype for Business
    Skype for Business

    With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you. ...

  • Glip
    Glip

    It is modern business messaging that includes real-time productivity tools and industry leading integrations, accessible from anywhere and fully searchable. ...

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Stride

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Group messaging & video meetings for teams, from Atlassian
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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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      Yammer

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      Yammer is a Private Social Network for Your Company
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          Easy to integrate with
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          Excellent interface on multiple platforms
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          Free
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          Mobile friendly
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          People really enjoy using it
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          Great integrations
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          Flexible notification preferences
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          Unlimited users
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          Strong search and data archiving
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          Multi domain switching support
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          Easy to use
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          Beautiful
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          Hubot support
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          Unread/read control
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          Slackbot
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          Permalink for each messages
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          Text snippet with highlighting
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          Quote message easily
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          Per-room notification
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          Awesome integration support
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          IRC gateway
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          Star for each message / attached files
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          Good communication within a team
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          Dropbox Integration
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          Jira Integration
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          Slick, search is great
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          New Relic Integration
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          Great communication tool
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          Asana Integration
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          Combine All Services Quickly
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          Awesomeness
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          This tool understands developers
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          Google Drive Integration
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          XMPP gateway
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          BitBucket integration
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          Twitter Integration
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          Google Docs Integration
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          Replaces email
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          Guest and Restricted user control
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          Jenkins Integration
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          GREAT Customer Support / Quick Response to Feedback
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          Gathers all my communications in one place
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          Clean UI
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          Excellent multi platform internal communication tool
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          Mention list view
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          GitHub integration
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          Perfect implementation of chat + integrations
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          Visual Studio Integration
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          Easy to start working with
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          Easy
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          Easy to add a reaction
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          Timely while non intrusive
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          Great on-boarding
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          Threaded chat
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          Markdown
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          Eases collaboration for geographically dispersed teams
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          Message Actions
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          Simplicity
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          So much better than email
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          It's basically an improved (although closed) IRC
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          Android app
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          Great Channel Customization
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          Intuitive, easy to use, great integrations
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          Great interface
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          API
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          Easy remote communication
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          Get less busy
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          Targetprocess integration
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          Great Support Team
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          Flexible and Accessible
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          Multi work-space support
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          Travis CI integration
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          It's the coolest IM ever
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          Dev communication Made Easy
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          Community
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          Integrates with just about everything
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          Great API
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          Very customizable
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          I was 666 star :D
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          Better User Experience
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          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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          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
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          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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        Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 24 upvotes · 152.9K 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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        Flock

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        A faster way for your team to communicate
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            Hello there, We're developing a team chat application which would consist of direct (one-to-one) conversations and channel (group) conversations. I'm not the developer (of course), but my team suggested to go with Redis.

            I've seen tech stacks of BIG team chat applications like Slack and Flock...but they haven't used RabbitMQ and used Redis instead.

            A quick question, what's a good choice to go with for RabbitMQ or Redis for a message queue system in our case?

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            Flowdock

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            Flowdock is your team's chat with a shared inbox. Teams using Flowdock react in seconds and never forget...
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              Threaded chat
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              Simpler integrations than others, team inbox = awesome
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              Great interface
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              Extremely easy to manage multiple conversations
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              Powerful Search and Tagging Architecture
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              Team Inbox
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              Email and RSS integration for apps w no API
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              See what the team is actually working on
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              Comment on anything you see or do
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              Spark conversations around activity
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              Threads and tags make it great
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              Threaded Inbox for Integrations
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              Threaded chat and separate inbox for integrations
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              I made a choice to use Flowdock. Its since been accquired by Computer Associates, which some may say is where good software goes to die.....But Flowdock has threads, an inbox and a ton of original features which still make it compelling compared to Slack.

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              WhatsApp

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                  Glip

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