What's the difference between private and public rooms in HipChat?

What's the difference between private and public rooms in HipChat?

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Public rooms can be joined by anybody on your HipChat group, while private rooms can only be joined by the members of the room.  Only a private room admin can invite more people into a private room.

Michael Rey Atlassian Team Jan 04, 2017

Additionally, the member list in a public room is dynamic based upon if a user(s) has the room open, where as a private room's member list is static. 

This functionality is reflected when an @all or an @here is performed. 

John Collins Atlassian Team Jan 04, 2017

Some more info can be found here: Chat in Rooms > Creating Rooms

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