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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
    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
  • 13
    Free
  • 2
    Easy to carry on with contact

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Cons of HipChat
Cons of WhatsApp
  • 1
    Purchased by and merged with Slack
  • 1
    Discontinued with the Atlassian Stack
  • 0
    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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