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Overview of group chat solutions, features, integrations and availability over platforms

Pricing

HipChat

 

Jabber / XMPP

Lync /
Skype for Business

Slack

Google Talk

Skype

Whatsapp

Facebook Messenger

Cheapest public per user price for best option
(check with us for details)
2 USD / month0 USD11 USD / month12.50 USD / month0 USD0 USD0 USD0 USD
Free model available?(tick)(tick)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Source code available(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)
Non-Functional RequirementsHipChatJabber / XMPPLyncSlackGoogle TalkSkypeWhatsappfacebook messenger
Security for BusinessesHIGHHIGHHIGHMEDIUM
breakins, issues
HIGHNOT INTENDEDNOT INTENDEDNOT INTENDED
Ease of Use for Non-Tech Savvy Users (UX)GOOD UXACCEPTABLE UXACCEPTABLE UXGREAT UXGOOD UXGOOD UXGOOD UXGOOD UX
Enterprise ReadinessHIGHMISSING FEATURESHIGHHIGHNOT INTENDEDNOT INTENDEDNOT INTENDEDNOT INTENDED
Cloud dependency issuesLITTLENONELITTLEFULLFULLFULLFULLFULL
RequirementsHipChatJabber / XMPPLyncSlackGoogle TalkSkypeWhatsappfacebook messenger
Persistent Chat Rooms(tick)(tick)
no sync across devices
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Persistent 1:1 Chats(tick)(tick)
no sync across devices
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Audio calls(tick)(error)(tick)(tick) more(tick)
Hangouts
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Video calls(tick)(warning)
with right
client app on all ends
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Hangouts
(tick)(error)(tick)
@mentions(tick)(error)(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
Mail notifications as fallback(tick)(error)(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
File Sharing(tick)(warning)
p2p, no sync, log
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Self hosted / Behind The Firewall / On Premise(tick)(tick)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)
LDAP / User Directory / Active Directory(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) more(error)(error)(error)(error)
Guest access / Restricted Accounts(tick)(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
XMPP compatible(tick)(tick)
native
(error)(tick)(tick)(error)(error)(error)
Emoticon-Support(tick)(tick)
limited
(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Availability of native appsHipChatJabber / XMPPLyncSlackGoogle TalkSkypeWhatsappfacebook messenger
Web interface(tick)(tick)
(third party)
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Android with phone
(tick)
facebook website only
Windows PC(tick)(tick)
(third party)
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facebook website only
Mac OS X(tick)(tick)
(third party)
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facebook website only
iOS (iPhone, iPad)(tick)(tick)
(third party)
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Android (Smartphone, Tablets)(tick)(tick)
(third party)
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Windows Phone(tick)
(third party)
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(third party)
(tick)(tick) more(tick)
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third party )
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Integrations with other servicesHipChatJabber / XMPPLyncSlackGoogle TalkSkypeWhatsappfacebook messenger
API(tick)(error)
limited
(tick)(tick)(tick)
limited
(error)
limited
(error)(error)
Atlassian Confluence(tick)(error) (error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
Atlassian JIRA(tick)(error) (error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
Atlassian Stash(tick)(error) (error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
Jenkins(tick)(error)(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
Atlassian Bamboo(tick)(error)(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
RSS(tick)(error)(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
Twitter(tick)(error)(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
YouTube(tick)(error)(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
Custom Chat Bots(tick)(tick)(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)
 ...(tick)(error)(error)(tick)(error)(error)(error)(error)

 

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