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Discord vs HipChat: What are the differences?

Developers describe Discord as "All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone". 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. On the other hand, HipChat is detailed as "Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM". 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.

Discord belongs to "Web and Video Conferencing" category of the tech stack, while HipChat can be primarily classified under "Group Chat & Notifications".

"Fast and easy set-ups and connections" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Discord, while over 143 developers mention "Integrates well with a lot of developer tools" as the leading cause for choosing HipChat.

According to the StackShare community, HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Discord, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

What is HipChat?

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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    What are some alternatives to Discord and HipChat?
    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.
    Skype
    Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
    Gitter
    Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
    Zoom
    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
    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.
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    Decisions about Discord and HipChat
    Jack Graves
    Jack Graves
    Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 22.8K views
    atAutomation ConsultantsAutomation Consultants
    HipChat
    HipChat
    Confluence
    Confluence
    Jira
    Jira
    Microsoft Teams
    Microsoft Teams

    We use Microsoft Teams as our primary workplace collaboration tool. It enables our team to work remotely and still collaborate on projects - with integration to JIRA and Confluence, the tool enables us to create War Rooms when problems occur and also provides information-sharing capabilities. Replaced HipChat.

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    Mark Nelissen
    Mark Nelissen
    CTO at Gemsotec bvba · | 5 upvotes · 26.1K views
    Mattermost
    Mattermost
    Skype
    Skype
    Stride
    Stride
    HipChat
    HipChat
    Slack
    Slack

    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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    Reviews of Discord and HipChat
    Avatar of Romulex
    Gamer at Romulex
    Review ofDiscordDiscord

    Discord combines the text and image sharing of Skype and Teamspeak 3's high speed voice connection to create this reliable software platform. With the implementation of choosing whether you wish to chat with friends in a 1-on-1 conversation, to joining a community channel and meet up with new people.

    Discord provides the opportunity of letting the user join a channel with ease using nothing but a link they can paste into their browser. Discord also gives their members a wider experience being cross-platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux as well as IOS and Android mobile devices.

    Discord, on top of all the above, allows the user to post images in both channels and 1-on-1 messaging, aswell as play .gif and .mp4 files.

    Implemented also is the custom profile and friend system, allowing the user to add or remove friends, giving the user a vaster experience customizing their own way they wish.

    Discord is an overall very well produced platform allowing a diverse experience in communication and multimedia.

    Avatar of Romulex
    Gamer at Romulex
    Review ofDiscordDiscord

    Discord combines the text and image sharing of Skype and Teamspeak 3's high speed voice connection to create this reliable software platform. With the implementation of choosing whether you wish to chat with friends in a 1-on-1 conversation, to joining a community channel and meet up with new people.

    Discord provides the opportunity of letting the user join a channel with ease using nothing but a link they can paste into their browser. Discord also gives their members a wider experience being cross-platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux as well as IOS and Android mobile devices.

    Discord, on top of all the above, allows the user to post images in both channels and 1-on-1 messaging, aswell as play .gif and .mp4 files.

    Implemented also is the custom profile and friend system, allowing the user to add or remove friends, giving the user a vaster experience customizing their own way they wish.

    Discord is an overall very well produced platform allowing a diverse experience in communication and multimedia.

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    Co-founder, Product at Everhour
    Review ofHipChatHipChat

    Here are the main issues hard to solve with Skype but easily handled with HipChat.

    Pickle #1. Group chatting Pickle #2. Offline mode Pickle #3. Sending pictures Pickle #4. Code snippets Pickle #5. Link search

    And of course integrations.

    We've gathered all our thoughts in an article - http://weavora.com/blog/2014/02/04/why-we-love-hipchat/

    Review ofHipChatHipChat

    I really like HipChat, not only because it's available on whatever "machine/device" you use but it has a ton of add-ons that you can integrate in you chat room that keep you and your team constantly aware of what's happening with your business.

    How developers use Discord and HipChat
    Avatar of Analytical Informatics
    Analytical Informatics uses HipChatHipChat

    Hipchat provides a comprehensive and searchable chat system for development and customer relations. It is integrated with GitHub and JIRA so our developers can have specific rooms for each project, and we also have rooms for each customer tied into their Twitter feeds so we know what is relevant and can track issues via Nagios alerts.

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    Eldoria uses DiscordDiscord

    Durch die einfache und plattformübergreifende Nutzung sowie die Möglichkeit schnell rollenbasierte Kanäle zu erstellen, bietet sich Discord hervorragend für die Kommunikation im Team sowie auch mit den Spielern an. Wir nutzen Discord statt Slack, da wir unseren Fokus im Gaming Bereich haben und Discord hier stark vertreten ist.

    Avatar of Mick Dekkers
    Mick Dekkers uses DiscordDiscord

    Discord is home to many game development communities, including AGDG (Amateur Game Development General), RGD (Reddit Game Development), and Game Dev League. When I'm working with WebGL, they are always very knowledgeable and helpful in answering my questions about physics, vectors and data structures.

    Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses DiscordDiscord

    We first used slack and switched to Discord later to stay near at where the community is at, while still be able to have private conversations and stay in contact. Discord offered everything we needed and used from Slack previously, plus the community-part, so it was an easy decision.

    Avatar of DigitalPermits
    DigitalPermits uses HipChatHipChat

    Everyone in our company uses HipChat. From our help center to our engineering department, we do most of our internal conversations in hipchat rooms. Also as a remote engineering team, it is super useful to have a service like this so that conversations are logged and in the open.

    Avatar of osu! Ripple
    osu! Ripple uses DiscordDiscord

    Discord is used for all the discussions with our community, and discussions between our entire staff (including Community Managers, Chat Moderators and BATs). We also use a Discord bot we developed to deploy new code to the server.

    Avatar of ShadowICT
    ShadowICT uses DiscordDiscord

    We use Discord for our community as well as generic staff communications. It works as a main selling point for ShadowICT as well as a central place for monitoring alerts and announcements to go.

    Avatar of Grubster
    Grubster uses HipChatHipChat

    Part of our team are spread over cities and they are connected by chats or conference, sharing insights, alerts and tech discussions.

    Avatar of Tyler Morgan
    Tyler Morgan uses HipChatHipChat

    I use HipChat to communicate with group members. I like that I can hop on and catch up on any conversations that I missed.

    Avatar of BrightMachine
    BrightMachine uses HipChatHipChat

    Team communications and notices, such as when a test suite has run, when commits have been made to one of our git repos.

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