Google Chat vs Rocket Chat

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Google Chat

Category: Communication Tools
Industries: Business, Education

Pricing

Free

Rocket Chat

Category: Communication Tools
Industries: Business, Education

Pricing

Community - Free

Enterprise - $7/month, $35/agent/month

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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Google Chat reviews

This replacement for Hangout and Allo is sub par at best. I can't manually delete messages like I can with any other app. I also have to manually open each image one at a time to both send and view instead of selecting multiple to upload or swiping between images that were sent. This feels like a junior ancillary project from Google instead of a well fleshed out and developed app. It's predecessors we're superior. That being said, I do like the ability to multi emoji react to a message.

- Alex

Nice update for Google Hangouts which is going away at any time. Hangout's used to be nearly an all in one for communication, but Google stripped a lot of the functionality for no particular other than they were introducing other apps that ended up dying on the vine. This is the replacement. Fairly basic, functional and the UI is slightly better than Hangout's. I hope Google continues to work with it instead of letting it go after 6-12 months. Right now I like it.

- Rob W

Again, updates have fixed nothing about this terrible app. Stay away from this if you have any other alternatives. Very buggy and dropped notifications. Unable to go direct video call in app, requires a separate app. Too much friction. Unable to open URLs in a separate browser, links open up in the app, which is a dumb idea.

- Hoanglong Nguyen

Rocket Chat reviews

Great quick app. Buggy at first but now pretty stable. Real test will be this week. If it doesn't freeze or slow down with a week of major market moving data coming I would call it stable. Once I got the hang of the features the app really grew on me for ease of use while mobile. It handles trading view copies perfect, easy commands to group or direct message. Seems like they are now adding features after the recent version upgrade also.

- Gregory M.

It's nice to know the app is in heavy development, but it doesn't bode well for it's reliability and bugginess. Every once in a while an update will break things, and everyone in our company has problems with mobile push notifications problems all the time, on Android and iOS. Sometimes they work pretty well then get completely broken. I often switch between the experimental and official app, but not in a fun way. EDIT: I'm now having to force stop and restart the app more than 10 times a day.

- Luke Box

I feel like this app is very laggy and inconsistent it has a hard time distubuting messages properly. They will send a message and I won't receive it till much later. And it's just the app. The desktop version dose not have this bug. I'm also unable to upload photos from my phone to the chat, even though it very clearly thinks it can.

- A Google user

Pros & cons

Google Chat

Pros
Create internal/operational efficiencies
Enhance decision making
Improve business process agility.

Cons
Text boxes have an aggravating way of resizing itself
Inability to dock the conversation list
Conversations can jump around quite often.

Rocket Chat

Pros
Free version for public chat
Some powerful features
Constantly developing

Cons
Confusing interface and install process
Some features seem underdeveloped
Tiered versions lead to more confusion

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