Google Hangouts Chat vs Keybase Teams

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Google Hangouts Chat vs Keybase Teams: What are the differences?

What is Google Hangouts Chat? A messaging platform built for teams. Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.

What is Keybase Teams? Slack for the whole world, except end-to-end encrypted across all your devices. Keybase is for anyone. Imagine a Slack for the whole world, except end-to-end encrypted across all your devices. Or a Team Dropbox where the server can't leak your files or be hacked.

Google Hangouts Chat and Keybase Teams can be primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Keybase Teams is an open source tool with 5.16K GitHub stars and 541 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Keybase Teams's open source repository on GitHub.

Kalibrr, SmartProcure, and Voices.com are some of the popular companies that use Google Hangouts Chat, whereas Keybase Teams is used by Even Financial, Sitewards Gmbh, and Tagup Inc.. Google Hangouts Chat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 17 company stacks & 10 developers stacks; compared to Keybase Teams, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Remotor Consulting
at Remotor Consulting Group · | 13 upvotes · 90.9K views

Keybase is a powerful and secure team-organizing software. And because Keybase is so transparently good at what it does, Keybase is a foundational software that facilitates the future of work: effective, inclusive, secure Remote Teams.

Keybase is a free, end-to-end encrypted, open-source program with almost limitless flexibility. Each Keybase user or team is a unique cryptographic identity. Each message or interaction that a user has with a team or other user, is verifiable and digitally-signed. Custom combinations of users/teams/bots, can be designed to catalyze Remote Teams of all kinds, this process can also be automated. Keybase includes Git integration for versioning, bots from multiple platforms to facilitate audio/video-conferencing, a Cryptocurrency wallet, and many advanced privacy features to make you more or less traceable.

Services like Slack and Discord are centralized platforms that perform analytics on your behavior and can sell or leak this data to 3rd parties. Any audio/video features available within Slack or Discord, are bound to be less secure and less flexible than excellent alternatives such as Jitsi. Slack and Discord do have a fun, causal feel to them, which can potentially facilitate social engagement in certain conditions (also many users are already on these platforms).

Centralized and Proprietary team platforms such as Discord and Slack have a large market presence (at least in the USA) based on their first-mover advantage, name recognition, and network effects from size. However these products do not have the flexibility or power of Keybase. Keybase excels on its own excellence, and also has an open and active developer community.

Find us on Keybase: @remotorteam (Keybase username) @remotor.public (Public Keybase Team)

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Pros of Google Hangouts Chat
Pros of Keybase Teams
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    Reliability
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    Free
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    End-to-End encryption
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    Encypted Git repos
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    KBFS
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    Crypto wallet
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    Free
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    Open source
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    API interface
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    Written in Go
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    Explosion

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Cons of Google Hangouts Chat
Cons of Keybase Teams
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    Not compatible with Telegram keys
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    No markdown
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    No video or voice messages
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    No media editor
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    No auto-delete
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    No voice chat
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    What is Google Hangouts Chat?

    Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.

    What is Keybase Teams?

    Keybase is for anyone. Imagine a Slack for the whole world, except end-to-end encrypted across all your devices. Or a Team Dropbox where the server can't leak your files or be hacked.

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      What are some alternatives to Google Hangouts Chat and Keybase Teams?
      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.
      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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      Zoom
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      WhatsApp
      It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.
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