Let's Chat vs Microsoft Teams: What are the differences?
Let's Chat: Open source self-hosted chat app for small teams. Let's Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It's designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams. It's free (MIT licensed) and ships with killer features such as LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support; Microsoft Teams: Chat-based workspace in Office 365. See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.
Let's Chat and Microsoft Teams can be categorized as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.
Some of the features offered by Let's Chat are:
- BYOS (bring your own server)
- Persistent messages
- Multiple rooms
On the other hand, Microsoft Teams provides the following key features:
- All your content, tools, people, and conversations are available in the team workspace
- Enjoy built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote, and Skype for Business
- Work on documents right in the app
"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Let's Chat over the competitors, whereas "Free" was stated as the key factor in picking Microsoft Teams.
Let's Chat is an open source tool with 9.17K GitHub stars and 1.46K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Let's Chat's open source repository on GitHub.