Slack vs. HipChat vs. Mattermost

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Slack vs HipChat vs Mattermost: What are the differences?

Slack is the undisputed champion of the workplace group chat world. But HipChat and Mattermost have their own fans, as well. HipChat is frequently called “developer-friendly” and “IRC-like.” Mattermost is open source and deployed on-premise, differentiating it from its competitors.

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What is 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.

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 Mattermost?

Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.


Why do developers choose Slack?
  • Why do you like Slack?

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

    Why do developers choose Mattermost?
  • Why do you like Mattermost?


    What are the cons of using Slack?
    Downsides of Slack?

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

    What are the cons of using Mattermost?
    Downsides of Mattermost?

    Why do developers choose Slack vs HipChat vs Mattermost?

    • Slack users love that it’s easy to integrate with; it’s fun and easy to use, so even non-developers love using it. Fans also cite its cross-platform interface as a pro.
    • HipChat fans stress that the tool is developer-friendly and integrates well with a lot of developer tools. Its IRC-like interface is familiar to many programmers.
    • Mattermost is the only open source tool on this list. It’s also deployed on-premise, behind your firewall. Fans call it fast, easy to use, and professional.


    How much does Slack cost?
    Slack Pricing
    How much does HipChat cost?
    HipChat Pricing
    How much does Mattermost cost?


    What companies use Slack?
    4090 companies on StackShare use Slack
    What companies use HipChat?
    318 companies on StackShare use HipChat
    What companies use Mattermost?
    27 companies on StackShare use Mattermost


    What tools integrate with Slack?
    223 tools on StackShare integrate with Slack
    What tools integrate with HipChat?
    118 tools on StackShare integrate with HipChat
    What tools integrate with Mattermost?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Mattermost

    What are some alternatives to Slack, HipChat, and Mattermost?

    • Gitter - Messaging for people who make software. Integrated with your team, projects and your code.
    • RocketChat - Open source slack alternative
    • Zulip - Powerful open source group chat
    • Microsoft Teams - Chat-based workspace in Office 365

    See all alternatives to Slack

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