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About Campfire

Campfire is a web-based group chat tool that lets you set up password-protected chat rooms in just seconds. Invite a client, colleague, or vendor to chat, collaborate, and make decisions. Link to a room on your intranet for internal communications.

Campfire is like instant messaging, but designed exclusively for groups. Instant messaging is great for one-on-one chats, but it’s not ideal for groups of three or more. Further, if you are on AIM and your co-worker is on MSN you can’t chat. Campfire is network-agnostic and optimized for teams and groups.

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    3 Critic Reviews

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  • Platforms
    Web based
    Mac OSX
  • Mobile
  • API
  • Pricing
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    Subscription Plans
    Free Plan

Features & Specifications

Key Features

  • Share text, files, and code
  • Instant messaging
  • Save transcripts
  • Send chat messages to remote teams
  • Set up password-protected chat rooms
  • Send invitations to colleagues


Supported languages
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
API availability
API is available. Protocol / Formats : XML, JSON, REST .
Access the API documentation
Support Options
  • Online Support

Ratings Summary

Metric Score Rank
cloudswave Score
Domain Authority 61
Alexa Rank 218630
Integration 74
Platforms 90
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Plans & Pricing


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  • 4 chatters
  • 10 MB of storage


for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • 12 chatters
  • 1 GB storage
  • No conference calls
  • Enhanced security


for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • 25 chatters
  • 3 GB storage
  • 500 conference call mins
  • Enhanced security


for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • 60 chatters
  • 10 GB storage
  • 750 conference call mins
  • Enhanced security


for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • 100 chatters
  • 25 GB storage
  • 1000 conference call mins
  • Enhanced security
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Critic Reviews

  • 62

    Cloudswave Score for Campfire

    Rating based on 3 Critic Reviews

    3 Favorable reviews
    60 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    20 %
    1 unfavorable reviews
    20 %
  • What do you like best?

    If you don't have a team chat room for your developer team, you should probably go sign up for Campfire right now. In addition to being a great team building tool, it is also very good at storing important conversations and details that can then be referred to later. Also be sure to set up hubot to automate common tasks directly from the chat.

    What do you dislike?

    I actually use Flowdock now. Campfire feels a little bit old and outdated to me, but it still gets the job done at a great price.

  • Campfire is recommended to anyone who has a need to conduct group chats. It is ideal for small to large size businesses and organizations. It is especially useful for geographically diverse organizations and companies. All of the features work well, and the transcript function and the ability to upload files greatly enhances usability.

  • Campfire is an exciting communications solution for switched-on businesses and is almost an essential add-on for Basecamp users. It’s not perfect—most notably the lack of new message alerting and transcribe downloading—and, sure, you’ll have to force some conversations back on track, but you’ll be able to have fun and get work done at the same time in a safe environment. 37signals knows business.

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User Reviews

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  • User review from

    Maryna Bondarenko

     When it comes to instant messaging the majority thinks of Skype at first. But this software has a lot of disadvantages, the main of which is the lack of security. Well, if your team needs the secure communication environment, Campfire is the great choice. This chat is designed primarily for the teams. If your group is no more than four people, you can use Campfire for free. Free account gives an opportunity to store up to 10 Mb if files in the chat. For bigger teams, there are premium plans with more storage and conference calling feature. Campfire is the web based chat, so there is no need to install the additional software, just the browser is OK. There is the official app for the iOS and a lot of third-party apps for the Android and Windows Phone. The security is in the first place here. To begin chatting the registered user has to create the room that is protected with the password. The room owner can decide whom to invite and who can see which rooms. All data is transferred using the HTTPS protocol. Premium and Plus accounts also include SSL security. The iPhone app has the basic features and helps to keep an eye on what's going on even on the go. It shows all the rooms the user has access to and gives the opportunity to see how many people are in every room. It can also remember the last room the user entered and immediately take him to it. The notifications about new messages can be turned on or off.

    Pros :

    • The chat rooms are password-protected.
    • A lot of third-party extras & add-ons.
    • Funny sounds in chat Web archive for chats and uploaded files.

    Cons :

    • The archives are date-based. It takes a lot of clicking to browse them.
    • No individual chat.

    • October 27, 2015
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