Rocket.Chat is a free and open source team chat collaboration platform that allows users to communicate securely in real-time across devices on web, desktop or mobile and to customize their interface with a range of plugins, themes and integrations with other key software.

By opting for Rocket.Chat, users also benefit from free audio and video conferencing, guest access, screen and file sharing, LiveChat, LDAP Group Sync, two-factor authentication (2FA), E2E encryption, SSO, dozens of OAuth providers and unlimited users, guests, channels, messages, searches and files. Users can set up Rocket.Chat on cloud or by hosting their own servers on-premises.

With more than 700 developer-contributors and over 17k stars on Github, Rocket.Chat has the largest and most active community of chat developers in the open source communication sector.

When you choose Rocket.Chat, you join a passionate community who help to grow the platform with us!


* Free Open Source Software
* Hassle free MIT license
* BYOS (bring your own server)
* Multiple Rooms
* Direct Messages
* Private Groups
* Public Channels
* Desktop and Mobile Notifications
* Edit and Delete Sent Messages
* Mentions
* Avatars
* Markdown
* Emojis
* Choose between 3 themes: Light, Dark, Black
* Sort conversations alphabetically or group by activity, unread or favourites
* Transcripts / History
* File Upload / Sharing
* I18n - [Internationalization with Lingohub]
* Hubot Friendly - [Hubot Integration Project]
* Media Embeds
* Link Previews
* LDAP Authentication
* REST-full APIs
* Remote Locations Video Monitoring
* Native Cross-Platform Desktop Application


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What's New

Version 3

Rocket.Chat is proud to announce a new release of its iOS native application, version 3 now. This update has been in the pipeline for a few months already so we are looking forward to hearing what you think!

Highlights include:
- New UI;
- New Onboarding Experience;
- Themes;
- Sorting & Grouping;
- New connection status, not intrusive;
- Manage members from a channel;
- Bug fixes;

# A major redesign of user experience

We completely redesigned the experience users have when they open the iOS application. Now, the first thing users see is the list of chats sorted by activity (more on that later), meaning that access to all the information is easier than ever! To open a new chat, simply tap on it on the list.

# New iPad experience

Now on the iPad you can see the whole list of conversations at the same time you talk to your colleagues and you can also use the iPad in multitask envorionment with a delicious experience!

# Offline usage

Having a reliable internet connection will always give users the best experience using the app, but we know that this is not always possible and sometimes the app is needed on the airplane or in-between very unstable connections.

We believe user experience should not be affected by this, so we changed the way the app handles internet connectivity. Now, when the app is waiting for a connection, users will see a small text on the title of the view indicating the current connection status; and users will still be able to navigate in the app and send messages while offline.

If a user was connected and received a message just before losing their connection, they will now be able to read the entire message when they enter the room. We believe this change will provide a smoother experience for users on a daily basis.

# Quick Actions

If you've a device with 3D touch support, now you from the icon of the app you jump straight to the server or conversation you want to go in much faster!

# Theming

Now users can choose between light, dark and black themes. This project was developed by Samar Sunkaria as part of a GSoC 2018 project.

This set of themes was chosen to optimize the look and feel of Rocket.Chat on iPhone and iPad, especially the black theme for the iPhone X. Samar will continue to work on more themes, more improvements on the app and a few integrations between the mobile apps and the server.

# User Details screen

Users can view all user details: timezone, roles, name, status and more! Users can even start a new conversation with others by pressing the "Message" button below the avatar.

# Sorting & Grouping

With all these layout changes, we thought we had to include the option for users to sort the list by activity or alphabetically, and to group it by type. Users can also group favorites and unread chats will always come first at the top of the list.

We believe that the best default experience on mobile is to remove any grouping and to instead sort by activity, but the choice is yours now!

# Statistitcs

- Pull Requests: 152
- Issues Closed: 80
- Commits: 1.183
- Files Changed: 728
- Inserted lines: +20,610
- Removed lines: −7,895

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

232 Ratings

232 Ratings

Almost there


The only issue and the biggest one that I have with this app is that it doesn’t notify me, or at least give me an option to be notified when in a specific chat room. I can miss so many messages and it can be frustrating going through all of those messages. Give us an option to choose if we want to be notified in a specific chat room, not only if we are tagged.

Similar to Discord :/ ?


Upon downloading this and thinking it’d be a lot different from most other chat-server-apps.. I realized that a lot of it looks very similar to how Discord is(which was one chat-server-app i really enjoyed using.) I heard about this and thought I’d try it out since the person said it’s very different from most others. This is just without the ability to be in different servers and server user lists. Not too sure what this has that Discord doesn’t.

Not a Replacement for Their “Legacy” product


Being told to upgrade to this app from their now legacy app is very annoying when this app will not even connect! This is NOT a drop-in replacement for the “legacy” app.

[Update] Continues failing to connect with v2.5.0 and v2.4.1 without any indication as to what’s wrong—which makes the bug report rather empty of helpful information. As a user and not the administrator of the service, the inability to be more helpful is frustrating.

Developer Response

I'm sorry for this. We made a change on the app that caused this bug, this is going to be fixed in 2.4.1, releasing very soon.


Rocket.Chat Technologies Corp.
51.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, French, German, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2018 RocketChat Inc.


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