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Add tool vs Mattermost: What are the differences? Video conversations with up to 8 people for free. No login — no installs. Create a video room. Share the link. Appear together. Built with WebRTC & AngularJS; Mattermost: Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative. Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall. and Mattermost are primarily classified as "Screen Sharing" and "Group Chat & Notifications" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by are:

  • iPhone App
  • Create an room and send the link to the room on e-mail, chat, SMS etc
  • No installation required

On the other hand, Mattermost provides the following key features:

  • All your team communication in one place, searchable and accessible anywhere
  • Slack-compatible, not Slack-limited. Imports Slack channels, users and themes. Offers Slack-compatible webhooks and integrations including Hubot, Jenkins, GitLab and others
  • Self-host ready with System Console and IT admin tools for managing dozens of team sites. Installs with Linux binary, plus Docker, Heroku, AWS, Azure and Cloud Foundry options

"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 11 developers like, while over 54 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Mattermost.

Mattermost is an open source tool with 14.9K GitHub stars and 3.04K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mattermost's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Mattermost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 38 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of
Pros of Mattermost
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    Easy setup
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    Quick and painless for non techies
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    Near Real-Time
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    No plugin necessary
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    Screen sharing
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    Open source
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    On-premise deployment
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    Built using golang
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    Fast and easy to use
  • 14
    Full text search
  • 14
    Docker image provided for easy setup
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    Built using react
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    Search and data archiving
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    Supports multiple teams
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    Very professional
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    Keeps us focused, effective, concise
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    Webhooks support
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    Clean and simple look
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    Integration with Gitlab
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    Well documented
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    Use #Hashtags like Twitter
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    Reactive community and ease of use
  • 3
    Import Slack logs
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    On-premises Deployment
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    Self managed data
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  • 1
    Easy webhook integration
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    On premise installation
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    Slack-compatible integrations
  • 1
    Markdown support

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Cons of
Cons of Mattermost
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      Basic permissions only in enterprise edition
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      Not compatible with Telegram keys, which used by FSB
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      Custom sidewide themes only in enterprise
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      Many basic features are enterprise only
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      Less integrations and plugins than slack

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    What is

    Create a video room. Share the link. Appear together. Built with WebRTC & AngularJS.

    What is Mattermost?

    Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.

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