Discord vs Mattermost: What are the differences?
What is Discord? 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.
What is Mattermost? Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative. Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
Discord can be classified as a tool in the "Web and Video Conferencing" category, while Mattermost is grouped under "Group Chat & Notifications".
"Fast and easy set-ups and connections" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Discord, 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.
Bitupper, Kistriver, and SuperBuddy are some of the popular companies that use Discord, whereas Mattermost is used by Uber Technologies, DuckDuckGo, and Kanteron Systems. Discord has a broader approval, being mentioned in 44 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Mattermost, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.
as many people say that you can only hold 30 to 10 people in one discord call if you were to make a server and add a chat or a VC you can hold up to 99 which is more than zoom and you can also use the text chat, general chat or anything else that you add and the best part you can hold pretty much infinite people I have personally seen servers with up to 100k people in it. One of the better parts is that you don't necessarily have to download it you can search it up on google and make an account it's as easy as that. Another thing is due to the original purpose of the website/app is that it's very customizable meaning that your students can customize heir profile pictures and names, but not to worry in a discord server you can have it where only you can change their nicknames so let's say things get too confusing or you want to be able to see who they really are you can just change it to their name. One last thing I will say is that you can have customizable ranks and so on so if you desire to split people into teams you can do so and with that, you can customize what they can do like give people ranks or de-rank them. Like I mentioned earlier about VC's you can also screen share and do videos so you can see their screen or their face.
We tried out a handful of communication tools including Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts Chat, before settling with Mattermost.
The customisability offered through your server's system console is unrivalled and in some ways overwhelming with the sheer amount of options that you're provided with.
All communication tools share 99% of their UI with each other, and Mattermost is no different, but that's not a bad thing. It also seems to have a less cluttered interface than the others we had tried, although I can't pinpoint the specific design choice that is the reason for this.
The fact that we can have control over all of our data (we're self-hosting it through AWS on a single EC2 instance) is also a great plus which none of the options that we looked into offered.