Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: TypeScript
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Chat     ChatOps     Communications    
Latest version: v5.3.5

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The ultimate Free Open Source Solution for team communications.

Rocket.Chat is an open-source fully customizable communications platform developed in JavaScript for organizations with high standards of data protection.

We are a MERN based application enabling real-time conversations between colleagues, with other companies or with your customers, regardless of how they connect with you. The result is an increase in productivity and customer satisfaction rates.

Every day, tens of millions of users in over 150 countries and in organizations such as Deutsche Bahn, The US Navy, and Credit Suisse trust Rocket.Chat to keep their communications completely private and secure.

Using our self-managed offerings you can deploy Rocket.Chat on your own server, or you can use SaaS Rocket.Chat. We offer support for both community as well as commercial plans.

Cloud Hosted Rocket.Chat


Local development


You can follow these instructions to setup a dev environment:

Starting Rocket.Chat

yarn dsv

After initialized, you can access the server at http://localhost:3000

Starting Rocket.Chat in microservices mode

yarn turbo run ms

After initialized, you can access the server at http://localhost:4000


Please see the requirements documentation for system requirements and more information about supported operating systems. Please refer to Install Rocket.Chat to install your Rocket.Chat instance.

Feature Request

Rocket.Chat/feature-requests is used to track Rocket.Chat feature requests and discussions. Click here to open a new feature request. Feature Request Forums stores the historical archives of old feature requests (up to 2018).


Join thousands of members worldwide in our community server. Join #Support for help from our community with general Rocket.Chat questions. Join #Dev for needing help from the community to develop new features. Talk with Rocket.Chat's leadership at the Community Open Call, held monthly. Join us for the next Community Open Call.


Rocket.Chat is an open source project and we are very happy to accept community contributions. Please refer to the How can I help? for more details.


Mobile Apps

In addition to the web interface, you can also download Rocket.Chat clients for:

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

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