Discord vs RocketChat

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Discord vs RocketChat: What are the differences?

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; RocketChat: Open source slack alternative. 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..

Discord can be classified as a tool in the "Web and Video Conferencing" category, while RocketChat 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 65 developers mention "Open source " as the leading cause for choosing RocketChat.

RocketChat is an open source tool with 23.3K GitHub stars and 5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub.

Bitupper, Kistriver, and SuperBuddy are some of the popular companies that use Discord, whereas RocketChat is used by Rocket.Chat, whoGloo, Inc., and SmartProcure. Discord has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to RocketChat, which is listed in 34 company stacks and 12 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 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.
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    What are some alternatives to Discord and RocketChat?
    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 RocketChat
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    rishig
    Head of Product at Zulip · | 3 upvotes · 20.2K views
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    RocketChat
    RocketChat
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    Mattermost
    Slack
    Slack

    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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    Reviews of Discord and RocketChat
    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.

    How developers use Discord and RocketChat
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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Sodep uses RocketChatRocketChat

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

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    Shiqiang Yu uses RocketChatRocketChat

    Inform when CI/CD and live demo is up

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