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Discord vs RocketChat: What are the differences?

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; RocketChat: Open source slack alternative. Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms..

Discord can be classified as a tool in the "Web and Video Conferencing" category, while RocketChat 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 65 developers mention "Open source " as the leading cause for choosing RocketChat.

RocketChat is an open source tool with 23.3K GitHub stars and 5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RocketChat's open source repository on GitHub.

Bitupper, Kistriver, and SuperBuddy are some of the popular companies that use Discord, whereas RocketChat is used by Rocket.Chat, whoGloo, Inc., and SmartProcure. Discord has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to RocketChat, which is listed in 34 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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Zoom
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Discord

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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Rural Anemone
Head Devoloper/coder at Super Smash Eternal · | 2 upvotes · 77.9K 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 RocketChat
Chose
Discord
over
Zoom

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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Stefan Schuchlenz

We chose RocketChat over other communications suites like Cliq or Slack mainly because we can self-host it on our own infrastructure. Since we have quite some projects going on which demand that we stay in touch with a lot of different stakeholders, pricing was an issue, too. With RocketChat, we have a huge set of features basically for free, RC offers apps for all major devices and systems and overall, we're very happy with it. The only downside is the limited amount of apps and integrations, but we can make due with what we have available.

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Pros of Discord
Pros of RocketChat
  • 55
    Unlimited Users
  • 52
    Unlimited Channels
  • 48
    Easy to use
  • 45
    Fast and easy set-ups and connections
  • 45
    Voice Chat
  • 41
    Clean UI
  • 39
    Mobile Friendly
  • 37
    Free
  • 29
    Android App
  • 25
    Mention system
  • 25
    Customizable notifications on per channel basis
  • 24
    Customizable ranks/permissions
  • 20
    IOS app
  • 20
    Good code embedding
  • 18
    Vast Webhook Support
  • 16
    Dark mode
  • 14
    Roles
  • 14
    Easy context switching between work and home
  • 12
    Bot control
  • 12
    Great Customer Support
  • 12
    Great Communities
  • 12
    Easy to develop for
  • 12
    Very Resource Friendly
  • 11
    Robust
  • 11
    Video Call Conference
  • 11
    Video call meeting
  • 10
    Sharing screen layer
  • 10
    Able to hold 99 people in one call
  • 9
    Great browser experience
  • 9
    Shares screen with other member
  • 9
    Cool
  • 9
    Easy Server Setup and joining system
  • 8
    Easy
  • 7
    Easy to code bots for
  • 7
    Better than Zoom
  • 7
    Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
  • 4
    Noice
  • 4
    Everyone look at my con (it's a pro disguised as a con)
  • 3
    Not got wierd emojis like everything made by google
  • 2
    Easily set up custom emoji
  • 70
    Open source
  • 37
    Can be deployed on premise
  • 32
    Byos (bring your own server)
  • 30
    Faster than Slack
  • 20
    Mobile app for iphone, ipad, and ipod touch
  • 19
    Built using meteor
  • 19
    Desktop client for mac and windows
  • 13
    Easily deployed on Cloud Services (Heroku, etc)
  • 10
    Screen Sharing
  • 9
    Excellent support & service, bar-none
  • 6
    Video and audio
  • 5
    Open source
  • 5
    Amazing product, fast moving development, and BYOS
  • 5
    Web client
  • 5
    Multiple Security integrations - LDAP etc
  • 5
    Docker Image for easy setup
  • 5
    Mobile app for android phone, tablet, and tv stick
  • 4
    Datacontrol
  • 4
    Great development team
  • 4
    Free
  • 2
    Love it - running on R Pi 2
  • 2
    Open source server
  • 1
    Linux Client Support
  • 1
    Flexible Integrations
  • 1
    Ldap integration
  • 1
    Slack bridge
  • 1
    Broadcast & Readonly channels
  • 0
    Threading model

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Cons of Discord
Cons of RocketChat
  • 9
    Not as many integrations as Slack
  • 8
    For gamers
  • 4
    Limited file size
  • 3
    Sends data to US Gov
  • 3
    Discord is great, what are you talking about?
  • 3
    For everyone
  • 2
    Are u mad u ever heard of DMs???
  • 1
    Unsupportive Support
  • 1
    Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
  • 1
    What i mean by this is someone said u cant chat lol
  • 1
    Undescriptive in global ban reasons
  • 0
    Zoom is WAY better bc you can't even chat on Discord
  • 1
    Not as well-known as others like it

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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 RocketChat?

Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework. It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms.

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What are some alternatives to Discord and RocketChat?
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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Reviews of Discord and RocketChat
Gamer at Romulex
Review of
Discord

Discord combines the text and image sharing of Skype and Teamspeak 3's high speed voice connection to create this reliable software platform. With the implementation of choosing whether you wish to chat with friends in a 1-on-1 conversation, to joining a community channel and meet up with new people.

Discord provides the opportunity of letting the user join a channel with ease using nothing but a link they can paste into their browser. Discord also gives their members a wider experience being cross-platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux as well as IOS and Android mobile devices.

Discord, on top of all the above, allows the user to post images in both channels and 1-on-1 messaging, aswell as play .gif and .mp4 files.

Implemented also is the custom profile and friend system, allowing the user to add or remove friends, giving the user a vaster experience customizing their own way they wish.

Discord is an overall very well produced platform allowing a diverse experience in communication and multimedia.

How developers use Discord and RocketChat
Eldoria uses
Discord

Durch die einfache und plattformübergreifende Nutzung sowie die Möglichkeit schnell rollenbasierte Kanäle zu erstellen, bietet sich Discord hervorragend für die Kommunikation im Team sowie auch mit den Spielern an. Wir nutzen Discord statt Slack, da wir unseren Fokus im Gaming Bereich haben und Discord hier stark vertreten ist.

Mick Dekkers uses
Discord

Discord is home to many game development communities, including AGDG (Amateur Game Development General), RGD (Reddit Game Development), and Game Dev League. When I'm working with WebGL, they are always very knowledgeable and helpful in answering my questions about physics, vectors and data structures.

Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses
Discord

We first used slack and switched to Discord later to stay near at where the community is at, while still be able to have private conversations and stay in contact. Discord offered everything we needed and used from Slack previously, plus the community-part, so it was an easy decision.

osu! Ripple uses
Discord

Discord is used for all the discussions with our community, and discussions between our entire staff (including Community Managers, Chat Moderators and BATs). We also use a Discord bot we developed to deploy new code to the server.

ShadowICT uses
Discord

We use Discord for our community as well as generic staff communications. It works as a main selling point for ShadowICT as well as a central place for monitoring alerts and announcements to go.

Sodep uses
RocketChat

Perfect solution for rich content group chat plus self hosted secure IM solution.

Shiqiang Yu uses
RocketChat

Inform when CI/CD and live demo is up