@mentions and names, take 2

| July 04, 2012

A few days ago we changed the way that @mentions and names work in HipChat. We’ve gotten a lot of helpful feedback and we’ll be rolling out some updates today:

  • @mention names are now editable by users. The default name will still be @FirstLast. They still have to be unique.
  • Admins can lock down user profiles. Large companies can’t have users picking their own mention names. It gets out of control. Now admins can lock down user’s profiles so they are no longer able to change their full name, email, or @mention name.

We hope this solves some of the issues people have been having over the last few days. As always, we love to hear your feedback.