HipChat vs. Hall vs. Friends

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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.

What is Hall?

Hall is group chat, IM and video chat for companies and teams. Available free for the web, desktop and mobile. FREE anytime, anywhere.

What is Friends?

Friends is like Slack except P2P, offline friendly and open source. We transmit data over secure channels and authenticate messages. It's made by a group of open source developers who are motivated to make a public chat platform that is easy to use but isn't centrally controlled, and where data is owned by its users.

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Why do developers choose HipChat?
Why do you like HipChat?

Why do developers choose Hall?
Why do you like Hall?

Why do developers choose Friends?
Why do you like Friends?


What are the cons of using HipChat?
No Cons submitted yet for HipChat
Downsides of HipChat?

What are the cons of using Hall?
No Cons submitted yet for Hall
Downsides of Hall?

What are the cons of using Friends?
No Cons submitted yet for Friends
Downsides of Friends?


How much does HipChat cost?
HipChat Pricing
How much does Hall cost?
Hall Pricing
How much does Friends cost?


What companies use HipChat?
401 companies on StackShare use HipChat
What companies use Hall?
3 companies on StackShare use Hall
What companies use Friends?
1 companies on StackShare use Friends


What tools integrate with HipChat?
121 tools on StackShare integrate with HipChat
What tools integrate with Hall?
19 tools on StackShare integrate with Hall
What tools integrate with Friends?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Friends

What are some alternatives to HipChat, Hall, and Friends?

  • Slack - Slack brings all your communication together in one place
  • Gitter - Messaging for people who make software. Integrated with your team, projects and your code.
  • RocketChat - Open source slack alternative
  • Mattermost - Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative

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