Open Source HipChat Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to HipChat is Matrix.org, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 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 (Freemium, Open Source), Zulip (Free Personal, Open Source), Rocket.Chat (Freemium, Open Source) and Gitter (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. Download an improved version of Telegram desktop with the ability to pin 50 chats, add favorites, view crypto prices, and sort by message category built using the Telegram API

      Discontinued

      no longer updated since april 2020

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    2. 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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    3. Self-hosted chat for small teams.

      Discontinued

      As stated at https://github.com/sdelements/lets-chat/issues/781 , the project is no longer developed since August 2017. Last version, 0.4.0, released in June 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub together with the source code.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • Self-Hosted
      hack.chat is a minimal, distraction-free chat application.
      Channels are created and joined by going to https://hack.chat/?your-channel. There are no channel lists, so a secret channel name can be used for private discussions.

      Source code : https://github.com/hack-chat/main
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Self-Hosted
      Dirc is a peer-to-peer web application which uses WebRTC to set up connections between chat participants without requiring a back-end server. The static files can be self-hosted. Other features: * Identities are key pairs (NaCl).


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Microsoft Azure
      MongooseIM is aimed at large, complex enterprise level projects, where real-time communication is critical for business success. It provides high availability, ease of deployment, development and reliability in production.
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    4. Echoplexus is an anonymous, web-based, IRC-like chatting platform that makes its best effort to respect your privacy. It allows you to create public or private channels. You can encrypt your chats. You can secure a pseudonym for linkable anonymity.

      Discontinued

      Not actively maintained

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Fast open source Slack desktop app.
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    5. Niltalk lets you create instant, password protected chat rooms without the need to signup. Simply click the "Create" button, and share the unique chat URL with your peers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux Mint
      • Kubuntu
      • Ubuntu
      ScudCloud is a non official open-source Ubuntu desktop client for Slack.

      Discontinued

      The project's repository has been archived. https://github.com/raelgc/scudcloud

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