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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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I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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RuralAnemone
Head Devoloper/coder at Super Smash Eternal · | 2 upvotes · 119.9K views

Personally, I think that Discord works much better than anything else, even if you don't have Nitro (which is what they call their premium plan). You could seriously do this Jeopardy thing with just Discord (and maybe a bot to make it easier)

Zoom would only let you have a crappy meeting that hackers could easily join. Discord actually has DDoS protection, Zoom just has things that can easily be bypassed.

And if you do want Nitro, it's only $9/mo or $99/yr

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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.

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Stefan Schuchlenz

We chose RocketChat over other communications suites like Cliq or Slack mainly because we can self-host it on our own infrastructure. Since we have quite some projects going on which demand that we stay in touch with a lot of different stakeholders, pricing was an issue, too. With RocketChat, we have a huge set of features basically for free, RC offers apps for all major devices and systems and overall, we're very happy with it. The only downside is the limited amount of apps and integrations, but we can make due with what we have available.

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Pros of Discord
Pros of RocketChat
  • 59
    Unlimited Users
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    Unlimited Channels
  • 52
    Easy to use
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    Voice Chat
  • 48
    Fast and easy set-ups and connections
  • 44
    Clean UI
  • 42
    Mobile Friendly
  • 40
    Free
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    Android App
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    Mention system
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    Customizable notifications on per channel basis
  • 26
    Customizable ranks/permissions
  • 22
    Good code embedding
  • 22
    IOS app
  • 20
    Vast Webhook Support
  • 17
    Dark mode
  • 15
    Roles
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    Easy context switching between work and home
  • 13
    Great Customer Support
  • 13
    Bot control
  • 13
    Easy to develop for
  • 13
    Great Communities
  • 13
    Very Resource Friendly
  • 12
    Video call meeting
  • 12
    Video Call Conference
  • 12
    Robust
  • 11
    Sharing screen layer
  • 11
    Able to hold 99 people in one call
  • 10
    Easy Server Setup and joining system
  • 10
    Cool
  • 10
    Shares screen with other member
  • 10
    Great browser experience
  • 9
    Easy
  • 8
    Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
  • 8
    Better than Zoom
  • 8
    Easy to code bots for
  • 5
    Noice
  • 5
    Everyone look at my con (it's a pro disguised as a con)
  • 4
    Not got wierd emojis like everything made by google
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    Easily set up custom emoji
  • 71
    Open source
  • 38
    Can be deployed on premise
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    Byos (bring your own server)
  • 30
    Faster than Slack
  • 21
    Mobile app for iphone, ipad, and ipod touch
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    Desktop client for mac and windows
  • 19
    Built using meteor
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    Easily deployed on Cloud Services (Heroku, etc)
  • 10
    Screen Sharing
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    Excellent support & service, bar-none
  • 8
    Video and audio
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    Web client
  • 5
    Mobile app for android phone, tablet, and tv stick
  • 5
    Docker Image for easy setup
  • 5
    Open source
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    Multiple Security integrations - LDAP etc
  • 5
    Amazing product, fast moving development, and BYOS
  • 4
    Great development team
  • 4
    Free
  • 4
    Datacontrol
  • 2
    Love it - running on R Pi 2
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    Open source server
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    Linux Client Support
  • 1
    Flexible Integrations
  • 1
    Ldap integration
  • 1
    Slack bridge
  • 1
    Broadcast & Readonly channels
  • 0
    Threading model

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Cons of Discord
Cons of RocketChat
  • 9
    Not as many integrations as Slack
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    For gamers
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    Limited file size
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    Discord is great, what are you talking about?
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    For everyone
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    Sends data to US Gov
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    Are u mad u ever heard of DMs???
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    Unsupportive Support
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    Undescriptive in global ban reasons
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    What i mean by this is someone said u cant chat lol
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    Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
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    Zoom is WAY better bc you can't even chat on Discord
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    Not as well-known as others like it

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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.
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.
Gitter
Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
Google Hangouts
Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
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