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Gitter vs HipChat: 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 HipChat? Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM. HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.

Gitter and HipChat 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, HipChat provides the following key features:

  • Desktop apps (Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • Mobile apps
  • Web app

"Github integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Gitter over the competitors, whereas "Integrates well with a lot of developer tools" was stated as the key factor in picking HipChat.

According to the StackShare community, HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Gitter, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 41 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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Pros of Gitter
Pros of HipChat
  • 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
  • 144
    Integrates well with a lot of developer tools
  • 96
    Developer-friendly
  • 85
    Clients for every major platform
  • 70
    Mobile-friendly
  • 70
    Free unlimited users
  • 40
    Extremely easy to use for non-tech guys
  • 39
    Good api integration
  • 38
    Irc-like
  • 28
    Reliable
  • 26
    Feature rich
  • 13
    Affordable at $2/user
  • 6
    Email notifications
  • 6
    Text Messages
  • 4
    More developer-friendly than Skype
  • 3
    JIRA integration
  • 3
    Integrates with Atlassian products
  • 2
    Team Chat Rooms
  • 2
    Full text search
  • 1
    Intergration with all the things
  • 1
    gitlab
  • 1
    tagia
  • 1
    salt
  • 1
    Fast
  • 1
    On-Premise deployment
  • 1
    Trello integration
  • 1
    256-bit SSL encryption to transmit your data

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Cons of Gitter
Cons of HipChat
  • 2
    Sends data to US Gov
  • 1
    Purchased by and merged with Slack
  • 1
    Discontinued with the Atlassian Stack

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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 HipChat?

HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.

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