Make HipChat your Team’s Command Center

| February 28, 2013

Our customers love HipChat because it’s so easy to extend. HipChat connects to over 45 tools that your company uses every day. Here are 5 ways to make HipChat your team’s command center and stay on top of everything your team needs to know about.

1. Connect to JIRA and Pivotal Tracker

Track issues with JIRAEvery company has projects they need to manage. Keeping up with the issues your team needs to address for these projects is a breeze with HipChat. Integrate with project management tools like Atlassian JIRA or Pivotal Tracker, and receive updates whenever an issue is opened, commented on, or resolved.

2. Collaborate on code with Bitbucket or GitHub

Collaborate on Code with BitbucketWith software eating the world, your team most likely has some code to work with. Tie in your repositories from Github and Bitbucket to receive a notification whenever a teammate pushes code, creates a branch, opens a pull request and more.

3. Builds and deploys with Bamboo or Jenkins

Build and deploy with BambooDeploying clean code is critical to your team’s success. Integrate HipChat with a continuous integration tool like Jenkins or Atlassian Bamboo and be the first to know whenever your code passes or fails a build. If your team deploys with Heroku, you can have HipChat send you a message to let you know a team member deployed your app.

4. Tackle customer service with UserVoice and Zendesk

Provide kick-ass customer service with UserVoiceNo matter what your company does, the customer is critical to your success. Stay connected and provide immediate kick-ass service to your customers by bringing UserVoice and Zendesk into HipChat.

5. Missing something? Zapier has you covered

Using Zapier, you can integrate HipChat with any other tool your team uses. Zapier supports 200+ services and has a simple interface, so your team doesn’t have to spend any time writing code to get these integrations set up. Start getting notifications in HipChat in just a couple steps. Check out the list of services and instructions to set up your Zaps, and when you’re ready, sign up through this link to get an extra 100 tasks per month!


There’s no need to fumble around to stay updated of what’s going on. Keep a pulse on your team’s activity by integrating the tools you use with HipChat. With one service sending notifications, your team spends less time distracted and more time shipping awesome products.

  • Adam Wride

    We also have Beanstalk (git repository) sending commit messages to HipChat. 

    Nicely done Zapier. 

  • Oliver Northam

    We have a ‘techie shed’ room, where we get commit and deploy logs. I recently wrote a bash script that gets called every time the server starts and completes a backup. It’s really helpful having a HTTP API to call for whatever you want 🙂 Thanks guys!

  • Rod Howarth

    Unfortunate that you have to use an admin token for Zapier to work, would be great if there was somewhere in between a notification token and admin token that lets them list the rooms available or something.

  • Gergely Kurucz

    Good stuff! In the article you wrote: “Tie in your repositories from Github and Bitbucket to receive a notification whenever a teammate pushes code, creates a branch, opens a pull request and more.”

    We are trying out the integration with BitBucket, and the only notification we could get so far is about commits. We would like to receive notifications about pull requests, comments …basically about anything that we receive via e-mail notifications already. Is this a feature request, or do we need to do additional configuration besides adding the HipChat service in BitBucket to a repository? I suppose a notification token should be sufficient, so that cannot be an issue.