We couldn’t close out 2013 without showing a little more love to our Windows and Linux users. The 2.1 release squashes a lot of bugs in both operating systems. We also have some new features not yet available in all apps.
If you’re part of a remote team, which many of us are, the @here feature behaves like @all…for only the team members currently logged in to the room.
For example, the HipChat team room includes 25 employees across multiple offices. In the SF office, we sign up for amazing catered lunch courtesy of EatClub. Lunch orders are due by 10:30am and inevitably someone forgets to order. We use @here so that only the employees presently active in the chat room (and likely in our office) are notified. (chompy)
This function is available in Mac 2.4, iOS 2.1 and Windows/Linux 2.1. We plan to release it in the web and Android apps soon.
Most notably, in-app search is now possible on Windows and Linux apps. It’s a time-saver that we plan to roll-out across all apps soon.
And the fixes…
Thanks for reporting many of these.
- Issue fixed in Windows displaying some international characters
- @mentions no longer case-sensitive
- Reload 1:1 chats properly on reconnection
- App automatically reconnects when Internet is spotty
- Visual fixes of profiles, avatars and room names
- Now activates from Unity system tray
Did we miss something?
We really appreciate your bug reports. Please post any feedback on the Windows/Linux 2.1 release on the appropriate suggestion forum on help.hipchat.com.