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HipChat vs Mattermost: What are the differences?

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.

What is Mattermost? Open-source, self-hosted, Slack alternative. Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.

HipChat and Mattermost can be categorized as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.

Some of the features offered by HipChat are:

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

On the other hand, Mattermost provides the following key features:

  • All your team communication in one place, searchable and accessible anywhere
  • Slack-compatible, not Slack-limited. Imports Slack channels, users and themes. Offers Slack-compatible webhooks and integrations including Hubot, Jenkins, GitLab and others
  • Self-host ready with System Console and IT admin tools for managing dozens of team sites. Installs with Linux binary, plus Docker, Heroku, AWS, Azure and Cloud Foundry options

"Integrates well with a lot of developer tools" is the top reason why over 143 developers like HipChat, while over 54 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Mattermost.

Mattermost is an open source tool with 15.4K GitHub stars and 3.14K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mattermost's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 116 developers stacks; compared to Mattermost, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

Decisions about HipChat and Mattermost
Christopher Semmler
CEO at Leonis Holding · | 3 upvotes · 30K views

Mattermost sports higher performance, uses Postgres, is a pure server side application not using up too much of system resources on the client side, and gives an overall enterprise grade impression in general.

Updates go smooth without a hassle, everything is organised logically, and the integration with the OS is absolutely stable. Apart from that, the underlying runtimes and code are mature, proven and stable.

The developers are maybe a bit more cautious in regard to introducing new features, but they maintain a stable experience, not breaking the codebase in order to hastily implement bells and whistles, which are not yet ready for production. Documentation and debugging are fantastic, so running this in enterprise production environment is absolutely approved of.

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Pros of HipChat
Pros of Mattermost
  • 144
    Integrates well with a lot of developer tools
  • 96
    Developer-friendly
  • 85
    Clients for every major platform
  • 70
    Free unlimited users
  • 70
    Mobile-friendly
  • 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
    Full text search
  • 3
    JIRA integration
  • 3
    Integrates with Atlassian products
  • 2
    Team Chat Rooms
  • 1
    Intergration with all the things
  • 1
    gitlab
  • 1
    tagia
  • 1
    256-bit SSL encryption to transmit your data
  • 1
    Fast
  • 1
    On-Premise deployment
  • 1
    Trello integration
  • 1
    salt
  • 59
    Open source
  • 40
    On-premise deployment
  • 24
    Free
  • 22
    Built using golang
  • 20
    Fast and easy to use
  • 14
    Full text search
  • 14
    Docker image provided for easy setup
  • 12
    Built using react
  • 11
    Search and data archiving
  • 10
    Very professional
  • 10
    Supports multiple teams
  • 8
    Keeps us focused, effective, concise
  • 7
    Clean and simple look
  • 7
    Integration with Gitlab
  • 7
    Webhooks support
  • 6
    Use #Hashtags like Twitter
  • 6
    Well documented
  • 3
    Reactive community and ease of use
  • 3
    Import Slack logs
  • 2
    On-premises Deployment
  • 2
    Secure
  • 2
    Self managed data
  • 1
    Easy webhook integration
  • 1
    On premise installation
  • 1
    Kanban
  • 1
    Checklists
  • 1
    Markdown support
  • 1
    Slack-compatible integrations

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Cons of HipChat
Cons of Mattermost
  • 1
    Purchased by and merged with Slack
  • 1
    Discontinued with the Atlassian Stack
  • 1
    Basic permissions only in enterprise edition
  • 1
    Not compatible with Telegram keys, which used by FSB
  • 1
    Custom sidewide themes only in enterprise
  • 1
    Many basic features are enterprise only
  • 1
    Less integrations and plugins than slack

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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.

What is Mattermost?

Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.

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