Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

Engage your community with new HipChat Connect add-ons

| November 18, 2015

HipChat Connect add-ons

HipChat Connect add-ons for business teams just got a whole lot cooler.

Traditionally HipChat has been used to communicate with teammates internally, but with the dawn of HipChat Connect, HipChat lets you bring the outside world in. The new class of add-ons let you do some pretty incredible things, including engage with your community in a way that makes sense for your business.


Meekan and Convergely will elevate your chat game

| November 11, 2015

HipChat add-ons Meekan and Convergely

Last week we announced our all-new integrations framework, HipChat Connect. Integrations powered by HipChat Connect are the most sophisticated on the market with abilities far beyond the “normal” integration experience.



Is HipChat Server right for your company?

| October 29, 2015


In January, we introduced HipChat Server, offering a packaged version of HipChat that runs behind your own firewall. That means it’s your HipChat, your way. All your team’s data stays safely behind your firewall, at the hands of your own IT team.


Looking for a Skype alternative? We got you.

| September 17, 2015

HipChat as a Skype alternative

On the HipChat team, we often get approached at conferences by people looking for alternatives to Skype. Attendees want to know, “What is HipChat?” and “Why should I use HipChat instead of Skype?”

So here it is – the full enchilada. We’re breaking down the differences between Skype and HipChat so you can find the communication solution that best fits your team.


Do more good: 6 reasons HipChat is a great tool for non-profits

| September 15, 2015

HipChat for nonprofits

Atlassian believes in supporting teams who are doing great things around the world. Over the past 13 years we’ve donated 30,000 community licenses to non-profit organizations, a total value of $58 million. And we want to give more.


The complete guide to using HipChat as an agile team

| August 25, 2015

HipChat resources for agile teams

Taking root in the Agile Manifesto, the agile methodology emphasizes a fast, iterative process. A divergence from traditional project management, agile teams work in “sprints” (usually between 1-2 weeks) and rely on rapid delivery and continuous testing.


Meet Standup Bot

| August 20, 2015

HipChat standup bot

Standup Bot is the friend of remote, agile teams everywhere.

Out of the office? Working from home? Taking a “sick” day? No worries. Standup Bot records everyone’s standup and reports it on command.


Accelerate team communication to the speed of agile

| August 13, 2015

When your team is moving at the speed of agile, communication is the force holding it all together. It’s one of the primary laws of physics. You know – gravity, relativity, communication.

Just as everything that goes up will come down, teams that communicate effectively will work faster and better together. Open and frequent communication creates a safe space for teammates to ask questions, share information, and make informed decisions.


Four HipChat tips for agile ceremonies

| July 21, 2015


“Agile” is defined in the dictionary as “able to move quickly and easily.” You can apply that to your ninja nunchuck skills, yoga moves, or, even, the way your team works.

The agile methodology is an alternative to traditional project management that uses an iterative approach to software delivery. Broken up into “sprints,” teams can tackle tasks in pieces and review along the way.


Be your own boss and work how you want

| July 14, 2015

Are you a boss? Maybe not technically, but you should always be living the boss life. And that means taking control of your work environment so you can pop that collar and win those dollars.

We’re always working to make HipChat a place that helps you not only communicate with your team, but also feel empowered to work the way you want.

We’ve gathered some ways to take the reins by customizing HipChat to fit your needs.

1. Use per-room notifications

Set the stage for success by focusing on important chats and silencing others. In HipChat, you can set notifications per room to moderate the noise level from each chat.

HipChat per-room notifications

This feature is currently in the HipChat web app as a beta. In any room, just click the three dots in the top right corner, and click Room Notifications.


2. Customize your HipChat appearance

One size does not fit all. And the same goes for HipChat. Now in HipChat web, you can select how you want HipChat to look.

Choose a dark or light theme, adjust text density, add or remove avatars, and show either names or mentions.

HipChat appearance theme settings

HipChat appearance theme settings

The power is yours. Use it wisely.


3. Change your @mention name

Lastly, let’s find your chat identity. In HipChat, you can customize your @mention name, meaning you can finally be called Superman (or, in my case, BawsLady).

HipChat appearance theme settings

HipChat change @mention name

Just go to your Account Settings to change your @mention name.


When it comes to your work life, you’re in charge. We’re simply here to give you the tools that help put you on boss status.

We’d love to hear your from you: leave your thoughts on the beta features, and let us know what else you want to see on HipChat.