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 23.5K GitHub stars and 5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses RocketChat?

47 companies reportedly use RocketChat in their tech stacks, including Rocket.Chat, whoGloo, and DevOps.

149 developers on StackShare have stated that they use RocketChat.

RocketChat Integrations

Amazon S3, GitHub, Jira, Amazon SNS, and Confluence are some of the popular tools that integrate with RocketChat. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with RocketChat.

Why developers like RocketChat?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use RocketChat
RocketChat Reviews

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

Head of Product at Zulip · | 3 upvotes · 13.7K 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
at Sodep · | 1 upvotes · 1.8K views

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

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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 is modern communication from behind your firewall.
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 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.
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.
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RocketChat's Stats

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