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Gitter vs Google Hangouts Chat: What are the differences?

What is Gitter? Messaging for people who make software. Integrated with your team, projects and your code. Free chat rooms for your public repositories A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations..

What is Google Hangouts Chat? A messaging platform built for teams. Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.

Gitter and Google Hangouts Chat can be primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Some of the features offered by Gitter are:

  • Know who's seen any message
  • Edit messages after you've sent them
  • Full emoji support

On the other hand, Google Hangouts Chat provides the following key features:

  • Schedule meetings
  • Create tasks
  • Get updates from your team right in Chat

Binary.com, Hazeorid, and Reviewable are some of the popular companies that use Gitter, whereas Google Hangouts Chat is used by Kalibrr, SmartProcure, and Voices.com. Gitter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 25 company stacks & 41 developers stacks; compared to Google Hangouts Chat, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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From a StackShare Community member: “We’re about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we’ve seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I’m seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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Arnaud Lemercier
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We use Slack to increase productivity by simplifying communication and putting Slack in the middle of our communication workflow #Communications #Collaboration

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We use Slack because we can let "tools talk to us" and automate processes in our dev team using bots.

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Our Discord Server is our n°1 community stop; we gather feedback from our users from here, discuss about new features, announce new releases, and so on.

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Pros of Gitter
Pros of Google Hangouts Chat
  • 63
    Github integration
  • 54
    Free
  • 45
    Markdown support
  • 19
    Markdown
  • 17
    Graceful integration
  • 16
    Project-oriented
  • 15
    MARKDOOOOWN
  • 12
    IRC bridge
  • 9
    Integrates with everything
  • 8
    LaTeX
  • 4
    Apps available for most platforms
  • 2
    Cross-repository issue reference
  • 2
    Github login
  • 1
    IRC support
  • 1
    My new fav'rite thing is on it
  • 1
    Very fast work
  • 1
    Very open
  • 1
    Now open source
  • 1
    Open source
  • 1
    Free unlimited archives
  • 1
    Open access (no invitation needed)
  • 1
    Single account for all communities
  • 1
    Free, open & free hosting
  • 3
    Reliability
  • 3
    Free
  • 1
    11

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Cons of Gitter
Cons of Google Hangouts Chat
  • 2
    Sends data to US Gov
  • 1
    No video or voice messages
  • 1
    No media editor
  • 1
    No auto-delete
  • 1
    No voice chat

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What is Gitter?

Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.

What is Google Hangouts Chat?

Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.

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What are some alternatives to Gitter and Google Hangouts Chat?
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.
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.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Riot
Riot brings custom tags to all browsers. Think React + Polymer but with enjoyable syntax and a small learning curve.
Mattermost
Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
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