GroupTweet (discontinued) vs. HipChat (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GroupTweet (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
GroupTweet allowed contributors to Tweet from a single Twitter account without the need to share the organization's Twitter password. Authorized contributors can tweet directly from their own personal Twitter accounts (if desired) using any Twitter app each prefers. The tool is now discontinued.
$7.99
per month
HipChat (discontinued)
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Hipchat was discontinued by Atlassian. Users are being migrated to Slack.
$0
per user
Pricing
GroupTweet (discontinued)HipChat (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
5 contributors
$7.99 per month
per month
10 contributors
$14.99 per month
per month
30 contributors
$24.99 per month
per month
Unlimited contributors
$39.99 per month
per month
HipChat Basic
$0
per user
HipChat Plus
$2
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GroupTweet (discontinued)HipChat (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOffer educational discounts for schools & teachers. Email edu@GroupTweet.com. Plan on activating multiple accounts with GroupTweet or need a custom-priced plan? Email custom@GroupTweet.com.For Server pricing info please visit https://www.hipchat.com/server (Only $1.20/user/month at the highest user tier!)
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
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Ratings
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
106 Ratings
7% below category average
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.397 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.2103 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
-
Ratings
HipChat (discontinued)
7.3
132 Ratings
9% below category average
Chat00 Ratings7.7132 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings7.7130 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings6.5110 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.834 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.043 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.023 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
GroupTweet (discontinued)
-
Ratings
HipChat (discontinued)
6.3
95 Ratings
25% below category average
Video files00 Ratings6.585 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings6.873 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings6.660 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings5.949 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings6.027 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings6.055 Ratings
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User Ratings
GroupTweet (discontinued)HipChat (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.8
(133 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
GroupTweet will work well for any brand that needs to extend their message through advocates authorized by GroupTweet. Our media company, The Breaking News Network, is the largest hyperlocal media network devoted to social good, and unique in providing a way for any community newsmaker to get their word out through our city feeds. Over 4,000 Twitter feeds - for example, city politicians, civic groups, nonprofits and performing arts organizations - are authorized to share content on our 400 city feeds.
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Atlassian
Well suited for
Cross-teams communication.
Webhooks support. Easy integrations with Atlassian products and other systems as well. File sharing directly or in a group. Video/Audio calls.
Not suited for:
Lacks apps integration like Slack.
Lacks quality with video calls.
Slow file transfer for large files.
Frequent downtime due to app instability.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Since Twitter is a vehicle for breaking news, our correspondents in each of our 400 cities uses a simple hashtag to syndicate their local news and events. It is simple to use and correspondents don't have to do anything differently to share their messages across our city feeds.
  • We can mobilize our correspondents to collectively promote news and events that impact the public good. For example, we can develop advocate networks to support initiatives like crowdfunding campaigns
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  • HipChat is very stable and reliable. I have never had issues with not being able to connect or being able to communicate with others on HipChat.
  • HipChat integrates quite well with other applications, such as Jira and Stash. This is a main selling point for my team. It provides a convenient feed of actions on a JIRA story or Stash pull request.
  • HipCat does a good job of allowing 1-1 and group chats. It is simple to start a new conversation and it is easy to hold a group conversation and keep track of who is in the room.
  • I like how HipChat has away/here/on mobile statuses. This makes it easy to see if a person is available to be contacted.
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Cons
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  • GroupTweet would be awesome if the service for collaboratively distributing info extended to Facebook, G+ and other social networks. However, that's probably something out of their control to develop.
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Atlassian
  • Mobile app is not very responsive on iOS. Sometimes connection to Hipchat servers is taking too long even on good networks.
  • Both mobile and desktop versions have no alphabetical or recent sorting for groups and chat rooms.
  • Video and audio calls are pretty useless, they're slow and not always work.
  • The whole user interface is simple but very outdated - apparently Atlassian didn't focus too much on Hipchat even though they tried in the last 2 years.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
GroupTweet is simply the best way to syndicate messages across Twitter. It takes time to build the foundation of authorized users, but once the user base understood the power we provided to get their message out, it has become institutionally utilized.
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Atlassian
If they fix the bugs the last update gave that are causing hipchat to crash more often.
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Usability
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No answers on this topic
Atlassian
The app itself had a pleasant if not generic interface. As a user experience expert and engineer I can say the interface is fairly intuitive if not bland. It does what you expect it to do and it's available on iOS and Android devices. If I recall it was generally pretty light weight in terms of installation size.
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Support Rating
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No answers on this topic
Atlassian
HipChat support is good . Responds in timely manner when ever we have raised the request via email , phone and gives us continue update on the request .Though most of the questions are answered by HipChat FAQs , but they can still improve it and add more to the knowledge base .
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Implementation Rating
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No answers on this topic
Atlassian
I don't have insights as I was not a part of the implementation. However, I love the end product
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Alternatives Considered
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There is no other product like GroupTweet! It is simple and takes no extra resources to use it, just add a hashtag. We are unusual in that we use GroupTweet for over 400 Twitter accounts. It would also work well for single accounts with a number of collaborative users.
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Atlassian
We tried a lot of chat clients before choosing HipChat. The Skype for Business UI on the Mac side was 5 years old and terrible. Mac users hated the app including our CTO. Cisco Jabber was expensive to license and maintain; Skype was open to the public which took time away due to users dealing with spam and could allow viruses and malware. HipChat being a closed product, centrally managed and available to try without an upfront investment was perfect for our environment. All our Agile teams have their own room, chat and can communicate with others quickly and easily.
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Scalability
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No answers on this topic
Atlassian
Actually I never shared of HipChat using with more than 25 persons in team simultaneously, but I believe it can be scaled for much largest collaboration teams. At least it works flawlessly for us, with transparent integration with Jira, and I am not see any reasons for some troubles for work at big scale.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Since The Breaking News Network is noncommercial, we use GroupTweet to extend our facility to support the community by functioning as Twitter based bulletin boards. By offering a free and valuable service to the community instead of a pushy sales person trying to sell advertising, we create a lot of good will.
  • In the future, we will use GroupTweet to get advocate networks to support crowdfunding initiatives we bring forward with our new crowdfunding marketing company, BNN Funding. For more information on how we develop massive advocate networks, BNNFunding.com
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Atlassian
  • HipChat has increased the effiency with which I am able to communicate with my coworkers, particularly those who work out of other offices. Having a light, portable messaging solution has been beneficial for checking in on small things without the need to send emails or schedule phone calls.
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HipChat (discontinued) Screenshots

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