Android update: Apr 24, 2012

| April 24, 2012

Thanks to all the response we received to our request for beta testers, we’re excited to release our latest update of the HipChat Android app to Google Play.

Some major features included in the update:

  • Improved connection handling (and detection of disconnects)
  • Loading previous chat history
  • Hiding archived rooms in the Lobby
  • Lobby search
  • Support for s/// replacement

We hope that the update solves many of the issues reported by our users running the Android app. Give it a try! If you have any feedback, please let us know at

  • Jason Chance

    Do you have any plans to add a HipChat Android app formatted for the Kindle Fire to the Amazon App Store?  I tried to side load it, but there are some formatting issues with the larger screen, like the text entry box on windows is about 1/2 height so you can’t see what you’re typing.

    • Chris Rivers

      We don’t have any immediate plans to format for the Kindle Fire or submit to the Amazon app store, but we’ll add it to the list to look at for the next update

  • Greg MacLellan

    Have been using the new version, and it seems fairly nice.

    Question: what is “s/// replacement”? Is it some kind of customizable regex filter that I can use to do things in text (eg, Does only android have this or is it also available on other platforms (web/air)?

    • Chris Rivers

      s/// replacement is a somewhat-hidden feature that allows you to correct typos in your previous message. It now works in desktop, web, and android clients. It’s commonly associated with sed, a command-line editing program: Our version isn’t as full-featured as sed, however (we only allow single word replacement)