Mattermost vs Microsoft Teams: What are the differences?
What is Mattermost? Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative. Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
What is 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.
Mattermost and Microsoft Teams can be primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.
Some of the features offered by Mattermost are:
- All your team communication in one place, searchable and accessible anywhere
- Slack-compatible, not Slack-limited. Imports Slack channels, users and themes. Offers Slack-compatible webhooks and integrations including Hubot, Jenkins, GitLab and others
- Self-host ready with System Console and IT admin tools for managing dozens of team sites. Installs with Linux binary, plus Docker, Heroku, AWS, Azure and Cloud Foundry options
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 top reason why over 54 developers like Mattermost, while over 4 developers mention "Free" as the leading cause for choosing Microsoft Teams.
Mattermost is an open source tool with 15.4K GitHub stars and 3.14K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mattermost's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Microsoft Teams has a broader approval, being mentioned in 46 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Mattermost, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.
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