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HipChat vs WhatsApp: What are the differences?

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; WhatsApp: *A freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service *. It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.

HipChat and WhatsApp are primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" and "Chatbot Platforms &" tools respectively.

According to the StackShare community, HipChat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 308 company stacks & 117 developers stacks; compared to WhatsApp, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of HipChat
Pros of WhatsApp
  • 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
  • 11
    Free
  • 2
    Easy to carry on with contact

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      Maximum to 8 person video call

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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 WhatsApp?

    It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.

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    Reviews of HipChat and WhatsApp
    Co-founder, Product at Everhour
    Review of
    HipChat

    Here are the main issues hard to solve with Skype but easily handled with HipChat.

    Pickle #1. Group chatting Pickle #2. Offline mode Pickle #3. Sending pictures Pickle #4. Code snippets Pickle #5. Link search

    And of course integrations.

    We've gathered all our thoughts in an article - http://weavora.com/blog/2014/02/04/why-we-love-hipchat/

    Review of
    HipChat

    I really like HipChat, not only because it's available on whatever "machine/device" you use but it has a ton of add-ons that you can integrate in you chat room that keep you and your team constantly aware of what's happening with your business.

    How developers use HipChat and WhatsApp
    Analytical Informatics uses
    HipChat

    Hipchat provides a comprehensive and searchable chat system for development and customer relations. It is integrated with GitHub and JIRA so our developers can have specific rooms for each project, and we also have rooms for each customer tied into their Twitter feeds so we know what is relevant and can track issues via Nagios alerts.

    DigitalPermits uses
    HipChat

    Everyone in our company uses HipChat. From our help center to our engineering department, we do most of our internal conversations in hipchat rooms. Also as a remote engineering team, it is super useful to have a service like this so that conversations are logged and in the open.

    Grubster uses
    HipChat

    Part of our team are spread over cities and they are connected by chats or conference, sharing insights, alerts and tech discussions.

    Tyler Morgan uses
    HipChat

    I use HipChat to communicate with group members. I like that I can hop on and catch up on any conversations that I missed.

    douglasresende uses
    HipChat

    Comunication between coworkers and get notify the other services, like to Jira; Github; Airbrake...