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Discord vs Mattermost: What are the differences?

What is Discord? All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.

What is Mattermost? Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative. Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.

Discord can be classified as a tool in the "Web and Video Conferencing" category, while Mattermost is grouped under "Group Chat & Notifications".

"Fast and easy set-ups and connections" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Discord, while over 54 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Mattermost.

Mattermost is an open source tool with 14.9K GitHub stars and 3.04K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mattermost's open source repository on GitHub.

Bitupper, Kistriver, and SuperBuddy are some of the popular companies that use Discord, whereas Mattermost is used by Uber Technologies, DuckDuckGo, and Kanteron Systems. Discord has a broader approval, being mentioned in 44 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Mattermost, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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RuralAnemone
Head Devoloper/coder at Super Smash Eternal · | 2 upvotes · 154.7K views

Personally, I think that Discord works much better than anything else, even if you don't have Nitro (which is what they call their premium plan). You could seriously do this Jeopardy thing with just Discord (and maybe a bot to make it easier)

Zoom would only let you have a crappy meeting that hackers could easily join. Discord actually has DDoS protection, Zoom just has things that can easily be bypassed.

And if you do want Nitro, it's only $9/mo or $99/yr

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Decisions about Discord and Mattermost
Christopher Semmler

Mattermost sports higher performance, uses Postgres, is a pure server side application not using up too much of system resources on the client side, and gives an overall enterprise grade impression in general.

Updates go smooth without a hassle, everything is organised logically, and the integration with the OS is absolutely stable. Apart from that, the underlying runtimes and code are mature, proven and stable.

The developers are maybe a bit more cautious in regard to introducing new features, but they maintain a stable experience, not breaking the codebase in order to hastily implement bells and whistles, which are not yet ready for production. Documentation and debugging are fantastic, so running this in enterprise production environment is absolutely approved of.

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as many people say that you can only hold 30 to 10 people in one discord call if you were to make a server and add a chat or a VC you can hold up to 99 which is more than zoom and you can also use the text chat, general chat or anything else that you add and the best part you can hold pretty much infinite people I have personally seen servers with up to 100k people in it. One of the better parts is that you don't necessarily have to download it you can search it up on google and make an account it's as easy as that. Another thing is due to the original purpose of the website/app is that it's very customizable meaning that your students can customize heir profile pictures and names, but not to worry in a discord server you can have it where only you can change their nicknames so let's say things get too confusing or you want to be able to see who they really are you can just change it to their name. One last thing I will say is that you can have customizable ranks and so on so if you desire to split people into teams you can do so and with that, you can customize what they can do like give people ranks or de-rank them. Like I mentioned earlier about VC's you can also screen share and do videos so you can see their screen or their face.

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Pros of Discord
Pros of Mattermost
  • 60
    Unlimited Users
  • 56
    Unlimited Channels
  • 52
    Easy to use
  • 48
    Fast and easy set-ups and connections
  • 48
    Voice Chat
  • 44
    Clean UI
  • 42
    Mobile Friendly
  • 40
    Free
  • 32
    Android App
  • 27
    Mention system
  • 26
    Customizable notifications on per channel basis
  • 26
    Customizable ranks/permissions
  • 22
    IOS app
  • 21
    Good code embedding
  • 19
    Vast Webhook Support
  • 16
    Dark mode
  • 14
    Roles
  • 14
    Easy context switching between work and home
  • 12
    Very Resource Friendly
  • 12
    Great Communities
  • 12
    Great Customer Support
  • 12
    Easy to develop for
  • 12
    Bot control
  • 11
    Video Call Conference
  • 11
    Robust
  • 11
    Video call meeting
  • 10
    Able to hold 99 people in one call
  • 10
    Sharing screen layer
  • 9
    Easy Server Setup and joining system
  • 9
    Shares screen with other member
  • 9
    Great browser experience
  • 8
    Easy
  • 7
    Easy to code bots for
  • 7
    Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
  • 5
    Noice
  • 3
    Easily set up custom emoji
  • 59
    Open source
  • 40
    On-premise deployment
  • 24
    Free
  • 22
    Built using golang
  • 20
    Fast and easy to use
  • 14
    Full text search
  • 14
    Docker image provided for easy setup
  • 12
    Built using react
  • 11
    Search and data archiving
  • 10
    Very professional
  • 10
    Supports multiple teams
  • 8
    Keeps us focused, effective, concise
  • 7
    Clean and simple look
  • 7
    Integration with Gitlab
  • 7
    Webhooks support
  • 6
    Use #Hashtags like Twitter
  • 6
    Well documented
  • 3
    Reactive community and ease of use
  • 3
    Import Slack logs
  • 2
    On-premises Deployment
  • 2
    Secure
  • 2
    Self managed data
  • 1
    Easy webhook integration
  • 1
    On premise installation
  • 1
    Kanban
  • 1
    Checklists
  • 1
    Markdown support
  • 1
    Slack-compatible integrations

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Cons of Discord
Cons of Mattermost
  • 9
    For gamers
  • 9
    Not as many integrations as Slack
  • 4
    Limited file size
  • 4
    For everyone
  • 3
    Sends data to US Gov
  • 1
    Unsupportive Support
  • 1
    Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
  • 1
    Undescriptive in global ban reasons
  • 1
    Basic permissions only in enterprise edition
  • 1
    Not compatible with Telegram keys, which used by FSB
  • 1
    Custom sidewide themes only in enterprise
  • 1
    Many basic features are enterprise only
  • 1
    Less integrations and plugins than slack

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What is Discord?

Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.

What is Mattermost?

Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.

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What are some alternatives to Discord and Mattermost?
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.
Zoom
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Gitter
Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
Google Hangouts
Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
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