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The Ultimate Open Source WebChat Platform

Live Demo

Checkout the latest version at

Desktop Apps

Download the Native Cross-Platform Desktop Application at Rocket.Chat.Electron

Mobile Apps

Available from the AppStore

Rocket.Chat on Apple AppStore

Available from the Google Play

Rocket.Chat on Google Play

Now compatible with all Android devices as old as version 4.0.x - download here, even on BlackBerry Passport!

Also available as FirefoxOS app

Firefox OS app now available


Host your own Rocket.Chat server in four seconds flat


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Branch master (Latest stable version):


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Branch master (Latest stable version):

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Branch develop (Newer but unstable):

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Grab the latest Sandstorm SPK for testing on your own server.

Host your docker container at Get an account and use the quickstarter


Deploy with docker compose


Use the automated build image of our most recent in-development code

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docker pull rocketchat/

OR the latest available stable (master) branch code:

docker pull rocketchat/

OR our official docker registry image, containing recent MAJOR release:

docker pull


Run solid five-nines deployment on industry workhorse FreeBSD server:

FreeBSD Daemon


Automated production-grade deployment in minutes, for RHEL / CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04:

Ansible deployment

Ubuntu VPS

Follow these deployment instructions

Ubuntu Software Center

Easy one click install right from your Ubuntu Desktop (coming soon)

Ubuntu Software Center

About Rocket.Chat

Build Status Coverage Status Code Climate MIT License Stories in Ready

Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework.

It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms.

On the News

Hacker News

Yes, we made it to the #1

Product Hunt

Your own open source Slack-like chat

JavaScript Weekly

An open source Web based, channel based chat system (a la Slack) built using Meteor, the full stack JavaScript development platform.

Open Source China

Rocket.Chat 是特性最丰富的 Slack 开源替代品之一。 主要功能:群组聊天,直接通信,私聊群,桌面通知,媒体嵌入,链接预览,文件上传,语音/视频 聊天,截图等等。

Para los programadores que quieran ofrecer un chat en su web

Un chat de código abierto que puedes añadir a la web

Why Slack when you can

Self-hosted alternatives to popular cloud services


  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Multiple Rooms
  • Direct Messages
  • Private Groups
  • Public Channels
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Mentions
  • Avatars
  • Markdown
  • Emojis
  • Media Embeds
  • Link Previews
  • Sent Message Edit and Deletion
  • Transcripts / History
  • File Upload / Sharing
  • Full text search
  • Live chat / Messaging call center
  • LDAP Authentication
  • Support for Okta SSO through SAML v2
  • I18n - Supports 22 Languages
  • Hubot Friendly
  • Face to Face Video Conferencing (aka WebRTC)
  • Multi-users Video Group Chat
  • Audio calls
  • Multi-users Audio Conference
  • Screensharing
  • Remote Locations Video Monitoring
  • Chat-ops powered by Hubot: scalable horizontal app integration (early access)
  • Massively scalable hosting and provisioning (beta testing now)
  • Native Cross-Platform Desktop Application Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux
  • Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Download on AppStore!
  • Mobile app for Android phone, tablet, and TV stick Available now on Google Play!
  • Native Firefox OS Application (also for Desktop Firefox and Firefox for Android!) - Check the wiki page for install instructions
  • instant Rocket.Chat server Now on Sandstorm App Store


In Progress



Github Issues are used to track todos, bugs, feature requests, and more.



The docker image is ready. Everyone can start hacking the adapter code, or launch his/her own bot within a few minutes now. Please head over to the Hubot Integration Project for more information.

Chat-ops integrations powered by Hubot

Integrate your application with fly-in panels today! Early access is available for developers.

Sample integration of a Drones Fleet Management System

Many, many, many more to come!

We are developing the APIs based on the competition, so stay tuned and you will see a lot happening here.


Checkout Github Wiki


Note that Rocket.Chat is distributed under the MIT License.




Now just clone and start the app:

git clone
cd Rocket.Chat

or use docker:

git clone
cd Rocket.Chat
docker run -it -p 3000:3000 -v "$(pwd)":/app danieldent/meteor

Branching Model

See Branches and Releases.

It is based on Gitflow Workflow, reference section below is derived from Vincent Driessen at nvie.

See also this Git Workflows Comparison for more details.


We are experimenting Lingohub. If you want to help, send an email to support at to be invited to the translation project.


Join the conversation at Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus

How to Contribute

Already a JavaScript developer? Familiar with Meteor? Pick an issue, push a PR and instantly become a member of Rocket.Chat's international contributors community.

A lot of work has already gone into Rocket.Chat, but we have much bigger plans for it!


Thanks to Aaron Ogle, Bradley Hilton, Diego Sampaio, Gabriel Engel, Marcelo Schmidt, Rafael Caferati, Rodrigo Nascimento, Sing Li, and many others.

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Performance monitoring provided by Kadira


Rocket.Chat will be free forever, but you can help us speed-up the development!