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Microsoft Teams vs Zulip: What are the differences?

Developers describe Microsoft Teams as "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. On the other hand, Zulip is detailed as "Powerful open source team chat". Zulip is powerful, open source team chat that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations Zulip allows busy managers and others in meetings all day to participate in their teams chats..

Microsoft Teams and Zulip can be categorized as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

"Free" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Microsoft Teams, while over 57 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Zulip.

Zulip is an open source tool with 10.1K GitHub stars and 3.11K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Zulip'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 Zulip, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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What is Microsoft Teams?

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.

What is Zulip?

Zulip is powerful, open source team chat that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations. Zulip allows busy managers and others in meetings all day to participate in their teams chats.
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    What are some alternatives to Microsoft Teams and Zulip?
    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.
    Skype
    Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
    SharePoint
    It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
    Yammer
    Yammer brings the power of social networking to your company. Collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
    Confluence
    Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
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    Decisions about Microsoft Teams and Zulip
    Zulip
    Zulip

    I use Zulip because of the threading model i.e. having topics inside a channel makes it easy to catch up to topics and keeps your organisation's chat well organised.

    1.) Having topics inside a channels ensures that you can have multiple conversations in the same channel at the same time. For e.g. Imagine a chat system with no topics and only channels. A real-time conversation about say an expensive migration is going in the #backend channel. But you have a question about how the push notifications work in the project. In that case you will either hesitate to post your question (which would be the mostly likely outcome if you're a new member especially) or you would interrupt/disturb the ongoing conversation and both of the conversations would go on in parallel in the same stream in a convoluted and incoherent manner.

    Having topics inside channels in Zulip in the above situation allows you to just create a new topic inside the #backend channel and initiate your conversation there without worrying about the other conversations happening in the same channel at the same time.

    2.) Having topics defined for each conversation makes you finding old conversations more convenient and faster. In a chat system with no topics inside channels, you would have to search the entire text content with the exact text that you typed say maybe 6 months ago which you may or may not remember exactly as is.

    While just having a look at the topic list in Zulip chat in the above case would return you the conversation about the topic you were looking for without searching the entire text. This makes searching easier and faster. Please do note that a search across the entire text is also much faster in Zulip than its competitors like slack.

    3.) Each conversation is linkable which is super convenient i.e. you can get a link to a conversation like https://chat.zulip.org/#narrow/stream/7-test-here/subject/My.20Test.20Topic/near/666741 and share it.

    4.) The topic list for a channel in Zulip also acts as a summary of the conversations that happened in the channel. For a person who has been inactive in an organization for a long time, the topic list make its easier to catch up to your messages missed in the past.

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    Vishnu KS
    Vishnu KS
    Software Engineer at Zulip · | 5 upvotes · 13.8K views
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    Slack
    Slack
    Zulip
    Zulip

    Zulip has easily the best threading model among all the chat applications and I prefer it over Slack, Mattermost, RocketChat, Hipchat, Discord etc. Each and every conversation is a seperate thread and has a topic. This model makes it extremely easier to catch up and participate in conversations. Once you get used to the threading model of Zulip its hard to tolerate threading model like Slack which is really inefficient and time wasting.

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    Slack
    Slack
    Zulip
    Zulip

    I use Zulip because I love how it lets me focus on my work, and doesn't need me to be constantly online to be able to participate in conversations that matter to me. Zulip's topics make it super easy to get an overview of all the conversations that happened while I was away, and pick and choose the conversations that I want to catch-up with. Slack 's threads seem like an after-thought and aren't effective for catching-up at all!

    I also love the Zulip community, and the care and effort put in by the members to make it a friendly and welcoming community to new developers, and to make the contribution experience pleasant for all the contributors.

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    Zulip
    Zulip

    I use Zulip because it has let us build our community, and scaled with us. Our open community has 1000s of members and I cannot imagine what other IM software would begin to support us. In particular, the stream/topic model has let us scale further, along with seamless signup, multi-platform availability, and the right prices. Also, because the development team is so active and fixes issues in a timely fashion.

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    Jack Graves
    Jack Graves
    Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 17.2K views
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    HipChat
    HipChat
    Confluence
    Confluence
    Jira
    Jira
    Microsoft Teams
    Microsoft Teams

    We use Microsoft Teams as our primary workplace collaboration tool. It enables our team to work remotely and still collaborate on projects - with integration to JIRA and Confluence, the tool enables us to create War Rooms when problems occur and also provides information-sharing capabilities. Replaced HipChat.

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    GitHub
    GitHub
    Google Drive
    Google Drive
    Zulip
    Zulip
    Gitter
    Gitter
    #Events
    #Teams
    #Projects
    #User-Friendly
    #OpenSource

    We run a major community project named as @Donut which is an #OpenSource social platform which allows communities to set up their own social environment and @slack platform drives us through the best experience of community interaction. Though we have been using some Open Source Interacting platforms like Gitter and Zulip but the fact that Slack exists and is such an essential tool, it’s really helped us with scaling and still feeling connected to one another across remote places with various teams with appropriate features in it.

    The #User-Friendly Slack brings all the organised conversations at one place giving a prospectus to feel the better user experience on desktop.

    Followings its pros:

    • Allow creating of various channels which can be best suited to organised #projects, #teams and #events.
    • Allow multiple tools and integrations such as Google Drive and GitHub
    • Video Conferencing addition helps teams to organise meetings.
    • No limit for addition of users and its free.
    • Allow threads to keep side conversations from derailing the topic or project at hand.

    The most crucial thing it supports the best security and protection with 2 factors authentication.

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    Reviews of Microsoft Teams and Zulip
    Review ofZulipZulip

    Zulip is a great open source real-time chat solution with good integrations. The documentation is really well made and it's available for on-premise deployment which is a great plus.

    Review ofZulipZulip

    zulip is the best softwre develpoment method. They do many things for beginner programmers. It is really good.

    How developers use Microsoft Teams and Zulip
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    Viraat Chandra uses ZulipZulip

    Open source, well Integrated, welcoming community, plethora of features, intuitive design, cross platform nature and easy extensibility make this one of the best collaboration tools out there. No distractions, god sent features like Makdown, streams, topics, bots, integrations... the complete package.

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    MadElf1337 uses ZulipZulip

    I Use Zulip as it is a very powerfu group chat & Is fille d with apps from every available platform. Not to mention that I got addicted to Open-Source Software because of them. Really Helpful Tool

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    The Doodle uses ZulipZulip

    its a great tool for bussiness development and business advertiseements

    Avatar of Ivche1337
    Ivche1337 uses ZulipZulip

    Because it's a cool open source chat and has cool featueres

    Avatar of Aditya Chaurasia
    Aditya Chaurasia uses ZulipZulip

    It's brilliant!

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