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Discord vs Zulip: What are the differences?

Developers describe Discord as "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. 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..

Discord and Zulip are primarily classified as "Web and Video Conferencing" and "Group Chat & Notifications" tools respectively.

"Fast and easy set-ups and connections" is the primary reason why developers consider Discord over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking 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, Discord has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Zulip, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 9 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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Rural Anemone
Head Devoloper/coder at Super Smash Eternal · | 2 upvotes · 103.8K 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 Zulip
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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 Zulip
  • 58
    Unlimited Users
  • 55
    Unlimited Channels
  • 51
    Easy to use
  • 47
    Voice Chat
  • 47
    Fast and easy set-ups and connections
  • 43
    Clean UI
  • 41
    Mobile Friendly
  • 39
    Free
  • 31
    Android App
  • 27
    Mention system
  • 27
    Customizable notifications on per channel basis
  • 26
    Customizable ranks/permissions
  • 22
    IOS app
  • 22
    Good code embedding
  • 20
    Vast Webhook Support
  • 17
    Dark mode
  • 15
    Roles
  • 15
    Easy context switching between work and home
  • 13
    Great Customer Support
  • 13
    Bot control
  • 13
    Easy to develop for
  • 13
    Great Communities
  • 13
    Very Resource Friendly
  • 12
    Video call meeting
  • 12
    Video Call Conference
  • 12
    Robust
  • 11
    Sharing screen layer
  • 11
    Able to hold 99 people in one call
  • 10
    Easy Server Setup and joining system
  • 10
    Cool
  • 10
    Shares screen with other member
  • 10
    Great browser experience
  • 9
    Easy
  • 8
    Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
  • 8
    Better than Zoom
  • 8
    Easy to code bots for
  • 5
    Noice
  • 5
    Everyone look at my con (it's a pro disguised as a con)
  • 4
    Not got wierd emojis like everything made by google
  • 3
    Easily set up custom emoji
  • 62
    Open source
  • 46
    Great Community
  • 40
    Extensive developer documentation
  • 37
    Powered by Python
  • 34
    Clean & Smooth UI
  • 26
    Full text search
  • 24
    Dozens of integrations
  • 22
    Threading model
  • 20
    On-premise deployment
  • 16
    Fully internationalized
  • 10
    Cross-platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android)
  • 4
    Its very good forsearching and chatting with topics
  • 3
    Runs very well
  • 2
    Very Nice
  • 2
    Awesome open source alternative to Slack
  • 1
    Mobile Push Notification
  • 1
    LDAP Integration

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Cons of Discord
Cons of Zulip
  • 9
    For gamers
  • 9
    Not as many integrations as Slack
  • 4
    Limited file size
  • 4
    For everyone
  • 4
    Discord is great, what are you talking about?
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    Sends data to US Gov
  • 2
    Are u mad u ever heard of DMs???
  • 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
  • 1
    Unsupportive Support
  • 0
    Zoom is WAY better bc you can't even chat on Discord
  • 1
    Integration with most of well known services

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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 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 Discord 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.
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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