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Developer(s) Rocket.Chat Technologies Corp
Platform Web, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux
Available in JavaScript
Type Instant messaging
License M.I.T.
Website is an open source team chat platform. [1]

History was open sourced on 24th May 2015.[2] Prior to that, it was developed as a closed source product part of Konecty.[3] programming language and published to GitHub. It was founded by Gabriel Engel an open source project.[4]

In October 2016 Rocket.Chat raised $5,000,000 Series A funding from Harry Weller and New Enterprise Associates (NEA).[5]


Rocket.Chat serves as an Internet of Things (IoT) application and it runs well on small IoT devices, including the Raspberry Pi Zero.[6][7] It also works with multiple services including GitHub, GitLab, JIRA, Dolphin and Confluence.[8] The platform allows chat, file sharing, video conferencing, helpdesk and voice messaging services.[9][10][11]


  • 2016 : Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year [12]
  • 2016 : InfoWorld's Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source applications [13]

See Also


  1. Gilbertson, Scott (17 March 2016). "Slack smackback: There's no IRC in team (software), say open-sourcers". 
  2. Novet, Jordan (27 Nov 2015). "5 open-source alternatives to Slack". 
  3. Baker, Jason (24 Jun 2016). "4 open source alternatives to Slack for team chat". 
  4. Finley, Klint (16 Mar 2016). "Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack". 
  5. "Series A - Rocket.Chat". 16 Mar 2016. 
  6. "Installing Rocket.Chat on Raspberry Pi 2". 9 Feb 2016. 
  7. Jack Wallen, "How to install Rocket.Chat with Ubuntu Snap in 5 minutes". 25 October 2016. 
  8. Akita, Fabio (9 Aug 2016). "Moving away from Slack into Good Enough". 
  9. "Rocket.Chat: Enabling Privately Hosted Chat Services". 14 Jun 2016. 
  10. Rouffineau, Thibaut (22 Sep 2016). ", a new snap is landing on your Nextcloud Box and beyond". 
  11. Conrad, Andrew (22 Sep 2016). "The Top 10 Slack Alternatives for Small Businesses". 
  12. "2015 Open Source Rookies of the Year". 14 March 2016. 
  13. Borck, James (21 Sep 2016). "Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source applications". 
  14. Thomas, Cedric (4 Jul 2017). "OW2con'17 Best Project Awards Contest Results". 

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