HipChat vs Kato


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HipChat
Group chat and video chat built for teams. Share ideas, code, and files with your team in real time. Rooms are perfect for individual projects, teams, or entire departments. You can also hop into a 1-to-1 chat with a coworker anytime. Connect your team and build genuine consensus with face-to-face video chat and real-time screen sharing. The next best thing to right next to you. HipChat free open-source (self-hosted) alternatives are: Mattermost, Rocket.Chat, Zulip
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Kato
Communicate with your team and your partners, vendors and customers in one place — without the noise. Large organizations with many teams stay connected thanks to one unified roster. Robust integrations and notifications for important events deliver all the information you want in one place. Dont’t let your tools dictate how you work. Seamlessly switch a conversation from text to video or share your screen to get more done faster.
Comparing HipChat vs Kato is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like HipChat has more user-friendly interface than Kato because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that HipChat is more popular than Kato

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Amazon Alexa comes to workspace via HipChat (in 2016)
- HipChat adds group video chat (in 2016)
- Atlassian acquired team chat Hall (in 2015)
- Atlassian acquires Jitsi video chat maker to power HipChat (in 2015)
- Atlassian launched HipChat server (in 2015)
- Business chat Kato launches free team version (in 2014)
- Atlassian removes user limits in free HipChat version (in 2014)
- Atlassian HipChat gets videochat and screen-sharing (in 2014)

Looks like HipChat was recently more active than Kato (at least in our news).