An Open Source Alternative to HipChat and so much more.


Get your own private Chat server in minutes, plus additional features. No credit card required.

A fast, secure and stable solution based on Rails. Free and open-source Distributed under the AGPL License.


Try Out the Demo Server

Kandan 1.1 is the latest stable version. Interested in bleeding edge or unstable versions? Check out the MASTER branch.


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Web Based Client

Our beautiful web client means there's nothing to install client-side. Just login and start chatting with your team

Currently we support the following browsers:


Full Emoji Support

Full support for the Emoji emoticons set.

Emoji (絵文字, or えもじ?) (pronounced eh-moh-jee) is the Japanese term for the picture characters or emoticons used in Japanese electronic messages and webpages. Originally meaning pictograph, the word literally means "picture" (e) + "letter" (moji).


Self or Shared Hosting

Kandan can be installed on a number of different service providers rather quickly and easily. Curently supported providers include:


Live Team Chat

Share ideas, code, and files with your team in real time. Rooms are perfect for individual projects, teams, or entire departments.

Desktop Notifications

Enable desktop notifications for the web client. Works with Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

Drag and Drop File Sharing

Share mockups, PDFs, Office docs, and other files for instant feedback. Kandan keeps a complete history so you can access shared files anytime, anywhere.