HipChat is now free for teams of 5 users or fewer

| March 21, 2013

We have a big announcement. Really big. We had a whole blog post written about it. But a picture is worth a thousand words.

HipChat is now free for teams of up to 5 users.

We began as a bootstrapped start-up so we know what it’s like out there. Finding the right tools to run a small business at the right cost is tough. We believe every team – no matter how small – should have access to the best tools possible, tools that enable teams to remain agile and productive in an increasingly competitive environment. Staying true to our roots, today we’re making HipChat free for teams of up to 5 users. 

I have a 5 person team and currently pay for HipChat, what do I have to do? 

Nothing. Say goodbye to your bills. If you currently have 5 users or fewer, you won’t be charged again. We’ve updated your subscription and you don’t have to do anything. 

Once your team grows to 6 users or more, HipChat will continue with our original pricing of $2 per user per month.

I have a 5 person team and don’t use HipChat yet.

Go ahead and sign up. Once your 30-day free trial is over, you’ll automatically be put on the free plan for 5 users (if you have 5 or fewer users in your account).

What’s next for HipChat?

It’s going to be a big year for HipChat customers – we have a lot planned for the next 6-12 months. We’ve been cranking on the backend to give customers a reliable and fast chat experience (and recently launched a brand new Mac client beta, along with updates to our Android mobile app). Atlassian is footing the bill so every team can now join the 4,500+ groups that collaborate in real time with HipChat. Thanks Atlassian!

Know of any teams that could use some free HipChat? Help us spread the word (smile)

If your team has 5 or less users and your subscription hasn’t updated, please contact us at support@hipchat.com.