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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 27.4K GitHub stars and 6K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses RocketChat?

Companies
54 companies reportedly use RocketChat in their tech stacks, including E-Commerce, Rocket.Chat, and Sokhan.

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

RocketChat Integrations

GitHub, Amazon S3, Jira, GitLab, and Confluence are some of the popular tools that integrate with RocketChat. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with RocketChat.
Private Decisions at about RocketChat

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with RocketChat in their tech stack.

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Inform when CI/CD and live demo is up RocketChat

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Pradeep Sreeram
Pradeep Sreeram
CEO at CleanKoding | 1 upvotes 1.1K views
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We need to develop a social media like chat in which users can message each other or create channel. We are planning to use RocketChat or matter most under the hood develop a custom UI. How does notifications work in that case? Has anyone done it? Or is there any better way to implement it.

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Public Decisions about RocketChat

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

rishig
rishig
Head of Product at Zulip | 5 upvotes 102.1K views

I use Zulip instead of Slack, Mattermost, or RocketChat because of its first class threading. One week after switching to Gmail (in 2004) I realized I was never (willingly) going to use an unthreaded email product again. I had that same experience the first time I saw Zulip.

Zulip is also fully open-source, with a well-maintained (e.g. 90+% test coverage, fully static python), easily extensible code-base. In many companies, your communication platform (chat or email) is the center of the workplace -- no one asks for a chat integration into their calendar, they ask for a calendar integration into their chat. A fully open-source codebase means you can customize Zulip to your needs, and are never at the whim of a corporate maintainer who can't or won't fix simple bugs, or who will charge you tens of thousands of dollars for making minor customizations.

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Guillermo Zacur
Guillermo Zacur
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Perfect solution for rich content group chat plus self hosted secure IM solution. RocketChat

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Pradeep Sreeram
Pradeep Sreeram
CEO at CleanKoding | 1 upvotes 1.1K views
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RocketChatRocketChat

We need to develop a social media like chat in which users can message each other or create channel. We are planning to use RocketChat or matter most under the hood develop a custom UI. How does 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鈥檚 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.
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RocketChat's Followers
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