When comparing SecureChat vs Ryver, the Slant community recommends Ryver for most people. In the question“What is the best team chat software?” Ryver is ranked 16th while SecureChat is ranked 25th.
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Pro Threads to organize conversations
Supports threads to organise conversations into topics.
Pro Expiring messages
Channels can be configured to have expiring messages that get automatically deleted after a pre-defined time.
Pro Guaranteed delete
Ensures messages are fully deleted and removed from backup.
Pro Servers 100% hosted in Switzerland
Protected by Swiss data privacy - some of the highest data privacy laws in the world.
Strong end-to-end encryption of messages and files.
Pro Drag and drop files
Drag and drop documents, photos, videos into the chat.
Pro Integrates with other tools
Built in integrations for Zendesk, Trello, Github, SupportBee, etc.
Pro Threaded conversations
Ryver has Facebook like "Posts" that allow for threaded conversations to occur among teams.
Pro Unlimited users
There is no limit to the amount of users you can invite to join your instance/account of Ryver.
Pro Upvote and Downvote
"Do you like this?" questions can easily be answered with up or down votes.
Pro Drag and drop file sharing
Start a new post, drag your file (photo, doc, pdf, etc. 100MB limit), and starting discussing.
The app loads fast on start-up. Any new chats, comments, and posts show up instantly. Overall, the app just feels rather speedy.
Pro @mentions for users and teams
Get someone's attention with @mentions.
Pro Desktop and mobile apps
Apps work great on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Pro I like this
Pro Free conference calling
Pro Can hide topics until new comment is received
You can remove a topic from your nav bar and have it reappear when new messages are sent in that topic.
Pro Hosted on Amazon
Hosted on Amazon cloud. Service has been very reliable. Ryver has been unavailable maybe once or twice in the last 6 months. (We used to use HipChat and in early 2016, HipChat was crashing once or twice a week for a month or so.)
Pro You can edit a chat message
Ever make a mistake in a conversation? Of course! With Ryver, you can edit chats that you've sent. (Wish iOS Messages would do this some day!)
Con Non-free / Propritary Software
The code base isn't free/libre and cannot be self-hosted, therefore there is no proof that encryption or "guaranteed delete", actually work. There is no reason to think this application is secure.
Con Having Chat and Posts for Teams is confusing to some users
It takes some time to get accustomed to all the features of the program, like a separate chat and a feed for team posts.