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HipChat vs Skype for Business: What are the differences?

HipChat: 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; Skype for Business: Professional online meetings built for business. With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you.

HipChat and Skype for Business are primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" and "Web and Video Conferencing" tools respectively.

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Pros of HipChat
Pros of Skype for Business
  • 144
    Integrates well with a lot of developer tools
  • 96
    Developer-friendly
  • 85
    Clients for every major platform
  • 70
    Mobile-friendly
  • 70
    Free unlimited users
  • 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
    JIRA integration
  • 3
    Integrates with Atlassian products
  • 2
    Team Chat Rooms
  • 2
    Full text search
  • 1
    Intergration with all the things
  • 1
    gitlab
  • 1
    tagia
  • 1
    salt
  • 1
    Fast
  • 1
    On-Premise deployment
  • 1
    Trello integration
  • 1
    256-bit SSL encryption to transmit your data
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    Cons of HipChat
    Cons of Skype for Business
    • 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 Skype for Business?

      With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you.

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