Mattermost vs RocketChat: What are the differences?
Mattermost and RocketChat belong to "Group Chat & Notifications" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Mattermost are:
- 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
On the other hand, RocketChat provides the following key features:
- BYOS (bring your own server)
- Multiple Rooms
- Direct Messages
"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Mattermost over the competitors, whereas "Open source " was stated as the key factor in picking RocketChat.
Mattermost and RocketChat are both open source tools. RocketChat with 23.3K GitHub stars and 5K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Mattermost with 15.4K GitHub stars and 3.14K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Mattermost has a broader approval, being mentioned in 38 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to RocketChat, which is listed in 34 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.