WaterCooler Alternatives

About WaterCooler

The WaterCooler is a Slack bot that encourages your team to get to know each other. It pairs up those that are online and encourages you to take 5 minutes to talk about something not related to work.

What are the top WaterCooler Alternatives?

Check out this list of the best WaterCooler alternatives. Compare the top features, pricing, pros & cons and user ratings to suit your needs.

#1 Alternative

About Chinwag

At Chinwag we build small cooperative games to help your people feel connected. The games work wherever people sit (professionally or geographically).

Chinwag's mission is to help you curate and nurture a beautiful company culture - where people love working together.

  • Chinwag's' short games are cooperative, so people across your company connect without awkward small-talk
  • Make sure your whole team practices working together so they take your company up and to the right
  • Chinwag pairs team members at random, breaking down the silos standing between your startup and success
  • The faster startups scale the quicker people lose touch - Chinwag challenges keep the human connection fresh
  • Remind high performing teams that they're working with other humans, as your company scales
  • Make new-starter get-to-know-you conversations less awkward than a list with 2 bullet points
  • Chinwag steps up when you step out - so you can raise funds, speak to customers, prepare a deck, ...
  • Game sessions are kept under 15 minutes - maximise collaboration and minimise lost productivity
  • Be deliberate about culture but also get all your other jobs done - Chinwag connects people for games automatically


Price Plan

1. Plan: Free

  • Price: $0
  • Duration: 1 month
  • Only 1 game (Neigh-bours)

2. Plan: Business

  • Price: $159
  • Duration: 1 month
  • Full catalogue of games

You can check further details for pricing on this link

#3 Alternative

About Mystery Coffee

With Mystery Coffee, you can build relationships within or outside your organization and foster future collaboration.

  • Once you sign up for free with the email address of your organization, we randomly draw a new partner from your organization every Monday.
  • You get 10 matches with colleagues from your organization.
  • You meet for a 15 minutes Mystery Coffee via video call (e.g., MS Teams).


Participation in Mystery Coffee is free of charge!

#4 Alternative

About fikaTime

fikaTime is a Microsoft Teams App that helps your team meet new people, break down barriers and build deeper relationships.

Break down silos encouraging new relationships

  • London, meet South Africa. Accounts, meet Support. Experience, meet new perspective. Build bridges where organisational structure creates walls.

Foster a more inclusive & diverse culture

  • Inclusive by design: Introduce employees that may not get a chance to meet & encourage stronger bonds between those that have. Address DEI by bringing people of different backgrounds together to celebrate their differences and find commonality.

Improve mental health

  • Loneliness and burnout can affect anyone in your team. fikaTime improves mental health by helping employees build a more connected and resilient culture.

Collect data, understand insights, and take action

  • Get a true picture of how your team is connecting. Insight that allows you to be proactive with regard to the employee sentiment.


Price Plan

**1. Plan: Free **

  • Price: $0
  • Duration: 14 dyas
  • User(s): 1

2. Plan: Standard

  • Price: $2
  • Duration: 1 month
  • User(s): 1

3. Plan: Enterprise

  • Price: custom

You can check further details for pricing on this link

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