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The Ultimate Open Source WebChat Platform

Rocket.Chat Build Status Project Dependencies Codacy Badge Coverage Status Code Climate MIT License

Help Wanted

At Rocket.Chat, our community drives everything we do. The Rocket.Chat team is expanding, and we know no better place to find qualified new team members than right here - in our Github community.

If you are passionate about our project, want to work with a world-leading open source team, and enjoy working remotely at a location of your choice, then we want to talk to you!

Explore current openings below:


Join thousands of members worldwide 24/7 in our community server.

Rocket.Chat for help from our community with general Rocket.Chat questions.

Rocket.Chat for developers needing help from the community to developing new features.

You can also join the conversation at Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.

Desktop Apps

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

Mobile Apps

Rocket.Chat on Apple App Store Rocket.Chat on Google Play


Instant Server Installation with Snaps

Install Rocket.Chat in seconds on Linux (Ubuntu and others) with:

sudo snap install rocketchat-server

Rocket.Chat Snap is recommended for Linux deployments

Installing snaps is very quick. By running that command you have your full Rocket.Chat server up and running. Snaps are secure. They are isolated with all of their dependencies. Snaps also auto-update when we release new versions.

Our snap features a built-in reverse proxy that can request and maintain free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates. You can go from zero to a public-facing SSL-secured Rocket.Chat server in less than 5 minutes.

Find out more information about our snaps here.


Focus on your team/community and not on servers or code - the Launcher provides RocketChat-as-a-Service on a monthly subscription model.



Instantly deploy your Rocket.Chat server for free on next generation auto-scaling PaaS.

Layershift Hosting

Painless SSL. Automatically scale your server cluster based on usage demand.


Host your own Rocket.Chat server in four seconds flat.

Rocket.Chat on Sandstorm.io


Host your own Rocket.Chat server in a few seconds.

Install RocketChat with YunoHost


The easiest way to install a ready-to-run Rocket.Chat server on a Linux machine, VM, or VPS.

DP deploy


Get your Rocket.Chat instance hosted in a "as a Service" style. You register and we manage it for you! (updates, backup...).

Rocket.Chat on IndieHosters

Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu Apps Explorer

Deploy from shell:

snap install rocketchat-server

In under 30 seconds, your Rocket.Chat server will be up and running at http://host-ip:3000


Install Rocket.Chat on Cloudron Smartserver:



Host your own Rocket.Chat server for FREE with One-Click Deploy.


Helm Kubernetes

Deploy on Kubernetes using the official helm chart.


Deploy your own Rocket.Chat server instantly on Scalingo.

Deploy on Scalingo


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


Deploy with docker compose

Rocket.Chat logo

OR Use the automated build image of our most recent release

docker pull rocketchat/rocket.chat:latest

OR select a specific release (details of releases available):

docker pull rocketchat/rocket.chat:vX.X.X

OR our official docker registry image, containing recent stable release build approved by Docker:

docker pull rocket.chat


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

Ansible deployment

Raspberry Pi 2

Run Rocket.Chat on this world famous $30 quad-core server.

Raspberry Pi 2

Koozali SME

Add Rocket.Chat to this world famous time tested small enterprise server today.

Koozali SME

Ubuntu VPS

Follow these deployment instructions.


Follow their deployment instructions to install a per-second billed Rocket.Chat instance on Hyper.sh.


Install Rocket.Chat on WeDeploy:



Deploy Rocket.Chat stack to your server with D2C. Scale with a single click, check live logs and metrics:



Run Rocket.Chat on your easy to use personal device.


About Rocket.Chat

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.

In the News


Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack

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 Rocket.chat?


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
  • Custom Emojis
  • Reactions
  • One touch Geolocation
  • TeX Math Rendering - inline math typesetting
  • Media Embeds
  • Link Previews
  • Sent Message Edit and Deletion
  • Transcripts / History
  • File Upload / Sharing
  • Scalable file sharing - S3 uploads with CDN downloads
  • Full text search
  • Global search (from all channels/rooms at once)
  • Live chat / Messaging call center
  • LDAP Authentication
  • CAS 1.0, 2.0 support for educational institutions and hosting providers worldwide
  • Support for Okta SSO through SAML v2
  • I18n - Supports 22 Languages
  • Hubot Friendly
  • (Beta) Face to Face Video Conferencing (aka WebRTC )
  • (Beta) Multi-users Video Group Chat
  • (Beta) Jitsi integration
  • Audio calls
  • Multi-users Audio Conference
  • Screen sharing
  • Drupal 7.x and 8.x Plug-in (both stable and development flavours) (download and source code )
  • XMPP bridge (try it)
  • Remote Video Monitoring
  • Native real-time APIs for Microsoft C#, Visual Basic, F# and other .NET supported languages (Get it!)
  • API access from Perl and Java (community contributions)
  • 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, macOS, or Linux
  • Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Download on App Store
  • Mobile app for Android phone, tablet, and TV stick Available now on Google Play
  • Sandstorm.io instant Rocket.Chat server Now on Sandstorm App Store
  • Available on Cloudron Store


In Progress


How it all started

Read about how it all started.


InfoWorld Bossie Awards 2016 - Best Open Source Applications

Black Duck Open Source Rookie of the Year for 2015

Softpedia 100% Free and Clean Award for 2017


Github Issues are used to track bugs and tasks on the roadmap.

Feature Requests

Feature Request Forums are used to suggest, discuss and upvote feature suggestions.

Stack Overflow

Please use the Stack Overflow TAG



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.


Check out Rocket.Chat documentation.


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


Quick start for code developers


Meteor automatically installs a hidden NodeJS v8, Python v2.7 and MongoDB v3.6 to be used when you run your app in development mode using the meteor command.

Now just clone and start the app:

git clone https://github.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat.git
cd Rocket.Chat
meteor npm install
meteor npm start

In order to debug the server part use meteor debugging. You should use Chrome for best debugging experience:

meteor debug

You'll find a nodejs icon in the developer console.

If you are not a developer and just want to run the server - see deployment methods.

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 with Lingohub. If you want to help, send an email to support at rocket.chat to be invited to the translation project.

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. For more information, check out our Contributing Guide and our Official Documentation for Contributors.

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

Contributor License Agreement

Please review and sign our CLA at https://cla-assistant.io/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat


Thanks to our core team Aaron Ogle, Bradley Hilton, Diego Sampaio, Gabriel Engel, Marcelo Schmidt, Rodrigo Nascimento, Sing Li, and to hundreds of awesome contributors.

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