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HipChat vs Keybase Teams: What are the differences?

Developers describe HipChat as "Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM". 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. On the other hand, Keybase Teams is detailed as "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.

HipChat and Keybase Teams can be categorized 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.

According to the StackShare community, HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Keybase Teams, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about HipChat and Keybase Teams
Remotor Consulting
at Remotor Consulting Group · | 13 upvotes · 93.8K 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 HipChat
Pros of Keybase Teams
  • 144
    Integrates well with a lot of developer tools
  • 96
    Developer-friendly
  • 85
    Clients for every major platform
  • 70
    Free unlimited users
  • 70
    Mobile-friendly
  • 40
    Extremely easy to use for non-tech guys
  • 39
    Good api integration
  • 38
    Irc-like
  • 28
    Reliable
  • 26
    Feature rich
  • 13
    Affordable at $2/user
  • 6
    Email notifications
  • 6
    Text Messages
  • 4
    More developer-friendly than Skype
  • 3
    Full text search
  • 3
    JIRA integration
  • 3
    Integrates with Atlassian products
  • 2
    Team Chat Rooms
  • 1
    Intergration with all the things
  • 1
    gitlab
  • 1
    tagia
  • 1
    256-bit SSL encryption to transmit your data
  • 1
    Fast
  • 1
    On-Premise deployment
  • 1
    Trello integration
  • 1
    salt
  • 9
    End-to-End encryption
  • 8
    Encypted Git repos
  • 7
    KBFS
  • 5
    Crypto wallet
  • 5
    Free
  • 5
    Open source
  • 4
    API interface
  • 3
    Written in Go
  • 1
    Explosion

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Cons of HipChat
Cons of Keybase Teams
  • 1
    Purchased by and merged with Slack
  • 1
    Discontinued with the Atlassian Stack
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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 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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