Google Hangouts Chat vs HipChat: What are the differences?
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.
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.
Google Hangouts Chat and HipChat can be categorized as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.
Some of the features offered by Google Hangouts Chat are:
- Schedule meetings
- Create tasks
- Get updates from your team right in Chat
On the other hand, HipChat provides the following key features:
- Desktop apps (Windows, Linux, Mac)
- Mobile apps
- Web app
Heroku, Zillow, and Quora are some of the popular companies that use HipChat, whereas Google Hangouts Chat is used by Kalibrr, SmartProcure, and Voices.com. HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Google Hangouts Chat, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
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