Microsoft Teams vs Zoho Cliq

Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates all the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. Microsoft Teams free open-source (self-hosted) alternatives are: Mattermost, Rocket.Chat, Zulip
Zoho Cliq
Zoho Cliq combines content and communications into a single view to give you a comprehensive picture of your team's work. Zoho cliq is designed to let information flow freely to bring about that much required transparency to work.
Comparing Microsoft Teams vs Zoho Cliq 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 Zoho Cliq has more user-friendly interface than Microsoft Teams 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 Microsoft Teams is more popular than Zoho Cliq

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

- Microsoft upgraded Teams for Enterprises (in 2017)
- Microsoft Teams will replace Skype for Business (in 2017)
- Microsoft Teams adds guest access (in 2017)
- Zoho Cliq - more secure alternative to free Slack (in 2017)
- Microsoft opened Teams to all Office 365 users (in 2017)
- Microsoft introduced Teams - the main Slack competitor (in 2016)
- Zoho presented major upgrade of the chat application (in 2009)

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

2009 - Zoho presented major upgrade of the chat application. Microsoft Teams keeps calm

Zoho introduced a new feature to their online suite of productivity applications: Zoho Chat 2.0. In Zoho Chat 2.0, you now have the ability to connect with others - both Zoho users and not - on IM networks like Yahoo!, Google Chat, MSN/Windows Live, AIM, ICQ, and any network that supports Jabber. The chat application itself can be launched from within nearly every Zoho online application. Zoho Chat 2.0 offers most of the features that you have come to expect from your IM desktop applications. You can send files, start meetings, record your chat history, customize your theme, and more - just like regular IM apps allow. The chat tool is also able to send you notifications from activities that take place within Zoho itself, including document sharing notifications, unread chat messages and more - definitely a handy feature. Future releases for chat include plans to introduce even more IM networks, most notably Skype