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Open Source HipChat Alternatives

The best open source alternative to HipChat is Matrix.org. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to HipChat and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to HipChat are Mattermost, Zulip, Rocket.Chat and Telegram X.

HipChat alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Instant Messengers or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of HipChat.
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HipChat is an instant messaging service designed for companies and teams. It has persistent chat rooms, one-to-one chat,...

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  1. Matrix.org icon

    Matrix.org

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    • Online
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    • Self-Hosted
    • WebRTC
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    • Java
    • Perl
    130 alternatives to Matrix.org 

    Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control.

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    1.  DecentralizedMatrix.org is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionMatrix.org has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  VoiP CallsMatrix.org allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    4.  Multiple Account supportMatrix.org support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    5.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Matrix.org simultaneously.
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    Mattermost

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    • Android Tablet
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    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    116 alternatives to Mattermost 

    Mattermost is a secure, open source platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams.

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    Zulip

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    • Online
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    • BSD
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    • Self-Hosted
    219 alternatives to Zulip 

    Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations. Zulip's threading makes it easy for people not always on chat (like managers, remote team members, contractors, part-time workers, etc) to weigh in on...

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    Almost everyone thinks Zulip is a great alternative to HipChat.
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    Rocket.Chat

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    128 alternatives to Rocket.Chat 

    Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.

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    1.  Ad-freeRocket.Chat doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsRocket.Chat can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Screen SharingYou can use Rocket.Chat to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
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    Free and portable. Includes Live Chat for your website. Incredibly fast and lightweight. Doesn't use much CPU.

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    Telegram X

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Telegram
    204 alternatives to Telegram X 

    An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features.

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    1.  Ad-freeTelegram X doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Telegram X.
    4.  VoiP CallsTelegram X allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Nertivia

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    • Online
    241 alternatives to Nertivia 

    Nertivia is an chat client that allows you to chat to anyone across the world. There are a lot of features that don't require you to pay at all such as, gif profile pictures, free custom emojis and more coming soon!

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    Gitter

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    46 alternatives to Gitter 

    Gitter is a chat and collaboration tool for developers and users. It's a place for developers to talk.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Gitter simultaneously.
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    fluxday

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    • Self-Hosted
    395 alternatives to fluxday 

    Opensource task & productivity management tool for startups, engineered based on the concepts of OKR.

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    Discontinued

    The last update was in 2019, and the live demo is unavailable.

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    YakYak

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    • Hangouts
    98 alternatives to YakYak 

    Desktop client for Google Hangouts.

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    1.  PortableYakYak can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • ZeroChat icon

      ZeroChat

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      92 alternatives to ZeroChat 

      An IRC-like internet chatroom hosted on ZeroNet, a distributed network. 0rc is a fully distributed website, and messages are shared through peers using the ZeroNet stack. In addition, making a new chatroom website is a simple as downloading the files and cloning the site.

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      1.  DecentralizedZeroChat is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
      Discontinued

      Last update on github made over 5 years (March 13, 2016).

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