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What is RocketChat?

Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework. It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms.
RocketChat is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.
RocketChat is an open source tool with 31.2K GitHub stars and 7.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses RocketChat?

Companies
59 companies reportedly use RocketChat in their tech stacks, including Alibaba Travels, E-Commerce, and Rocket.Chat.

Developers
279 developers on StackShare have stated that they use RocketChat.

RocketChat Integrations

GitHub, GitLab, Jira, Amazon S3, and Confluence are some of the popular tools that integrate with RocketChat. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with RocketChat.
Pros of RocketChat
71
Open source
38
Can be deployed on premise
32
Byos (bring your own server)
30
Faster than Slack
21
Mobile app for iphone, ipad, and ipod touch
19
Desktop client for mac and windows
19
Built using meteor
13
Easily deployed on Cloud Services (Heroku, etc)
10
Screen Sharing
9
Excellent support & service, bar-none
8
Video and audio
6
Web client
5
Mobile app for android phone, tablet, and tv stick
5
Docker Image for easy setup
5
Open source
5
Multiple Security integrations - LDAP etc
5
Amazing product, fast moving development, and BYOS
4
Great development team
4
Free
4
Datacontrol
2
Love it - running on R Pi 2
2
Open source server
1
Linux Client Support
1
Flexible Integrations
1
Ldap integration
1
Slack bridge
1
Broadcast & Readonly channels
0
Threading model
Decisions about RocketChat

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose RocketChat in their tech stack.

Pradeep Sreeram
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We need to develop a social media like chat in which users can message each other or create a channel. We are planning to use RocketChat or Mattermost under the hood to develop a custom UI. How do notifications work in that case? Has anyone done it? Or is there any better way to implement it.

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RocketChat's Features

  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Multiple Rooms
  • Direct Messages
  • Private Groups
  • Public Channels
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Mentions
  • Avatars
  • Markdown
  • Emojis
  • Transcripts / History
  • I18n - Internationalization

RocketChat Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to RocketChat?
Mattermost
Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
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
Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
Discord
Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
Zulip
Zulip is powerful, open source team chat that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations. Zulip allows busy managers and others in meetings all day to participate in their teams chats.
See all alternatives

RocketChat's Followers
488 developers follow RocketChat to keep up with related blogs and decisions.