HipChat vs Yammer

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
Yammer is revolutionizing internal corporate communications by bringing together all of a company’s employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Although Yammer is as easy to use as alternative consumer products like Facebook or Twitter, it is enterprise-class software built from the ground up to drive business objectives.
Comparing HipChat vs Yammer 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.

Let's start with videos. We think that Yammer has better video than HipChat

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Yammer has more user-friendly interface than HipChat 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 Yammer is more popular than HipChat

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

- Microsoft retired Yammer as stand-alone service (in 2017)
- Amazon Alexa comes to workspace via HipChat (in 2016)
- HipChat adds group video chat (in 2016)
- Yammer now allows to create External groups (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)
- Atlassian removes user limits in free HipChat version (in 2014)
- Yammer adds conversations to OneDrive and SharePoint Online files (in 2014)
- Atlassian HipChat gets videochat and screen-sharing (in 2014)

Looks like HipChat was recently more active than Yammer (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which HipChat and Yammer meet head to head:

2014 - Atlassian removes user limits in free HipChat version to compete with Yammer

Atlassian removed user number restrictions from the free version of its group chat for teams HipChat. Until now, the free version supported only up to 5 users. Thus, the only paid services in HipChat are video calls, unlimited search and larger file storage size. Obviously, such a kind gesture by Atlassian was caused by the increased competition from other representative of this segment - Slack. Slask launched last year and initially had no restrictions on the number of users and therefore, very quickly gained a lot of fans. Recall, HipChat - is a group chat widely used by software and internet companies. It allows you to create workspaces for different projects or departments and communicate in real time, share files, track the project progress.