Technology: Ruby on Rails
Category: CRMs
Keywords: actioncable chat-widget conversation customer-support dashboard design docker docker-image drift hacktoberfest heroku intercom javascript livechat opensource rails sass vuejs whatsapp zendesk

Chatwoot Self-Hosted | Open Source Collection

Customer engagement suite, an open-source alternative to Intercom, Zendesk, Salesforce Service Cloud etc.

Chatwoot is an open-source, self-hosted customer engagement suite. Chatwoot lets you view and manage your customer data, communicate with them irrespective of which medium they use, and re-engage them based on their profile.


Chatwoot supports the following conversation channels:

  • Website: Talk to your customers using our live chat widget and make use of our SDK to identify a user and provide contextual support.
  • Facebook: Connect your Facebook pages and start replying to the direct messages to your page.
  • Instagram: Connect your Instagram profile and start replying to the direct messages.
  • Twitter: Connect your Twitter profiles and reply to direct messages or the tweets where you are mentioned.
  • Telegram: Connect your Telegram bot and reply to your customers right from a single dashboard.
  • WhatsApp: Connect your WhatsApp business account and manage the conversation in Chatwoot.
  • Line: Connect your Line account and manage the conversations in Chatwoot.
  • SMS: Connect your Twilio SMS account and reply to the SMS queries in Chatwoot.
  • API Channel: Build custom communication channels using our API channel.
  • Email: Forward all your email queries to Chatwoot and view them in our integrated dashboard.

And more.

Other features include:

  • CRM: Save all your customer information right inside Chatwoot, and use contact notes to log emails, phone calls, or meeting notes.
  • Custom Attributes: Define custom attribute attributes to store information about a contact or a conversation and extend the product to match your workflow.
  • Shared multi-brand inboxes: Manage multiple brands or pages using a shared inbox.
  • Private notes: Use @mentions and private notes to communicate internally about a conversation.
  • Canned responses (Saved replies): Improve the response rate by adding saved replies for frequently asked questions.
  • Conversation Labels: Use conversation labels to create custom workflows.
  • Auto assignment: Chatwoot intelligently assigns a ticket to the agents who have access to the inbox depending on their availability and load.
  • Conversation continuity: If the user has provided an email address through the chat widget, Chatswood will send an email to the customer under the agent's name so that the user can continue the conversation over the email.
  • Multi-lingual support: Chatwoot supports 10+ languages.
  • Powerful API & Webhooks: Extend the capability of the software using Chatwoot’s webhooks and APIs.
  • Integrations: Chatwoot natively integrates with Slack right now. Manage your conversations in Slack without logging into the dashboard.


Detailed documentation is available at chatwoot.com/help-center.

Translation process

The translation process for Chatwoot web and mobile app is managed at https://translate.chatwoot.com using Crowdin. Please read the translation guide for contributing to Chatwoot.

Branching model

We use the git-flow branching model. The base branch is develop. If you are looking for a stable version, please use the master or tags labelled as v1.x.x.


Heroku one-click deploy

Deploying Chatwoot to Heroku is a breeze. It's as simple as clicking this button:


Follow this link to understand setting the correct environment variables for the app to work with all the features. There might be breakages if you do not set the relevant environment variables.

DigitalOcean 1-Click Kubernetes deployment

Chatwoot now supports 1-Click deployment to DigitalOcean as a Kubernetes app.

Deploy to DO

Other deployment options

For other supported options, check out our deployment page.


Looking to report a vulnerability? Please refer to our SECURITY.md file.

Community? Questions? Support?

If you need help or just want to hang out, come, and say hi on our Discord server.

Contributors ✨

Thanks goes to all these wonderful people:


Chatwoot © 2017-2024, Chatwoot Inc - Released under the MIT License.

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