Ian Monroe

HipChat 2.2.1270 for Windows & Linux released

By Ian Monroe | 3 weeks ago | 7 Comments
We’ve made a new bug fix release for Windows and Linux: 2.2.1270.
  • It has improvements for the spellchecker which now indicates misspelled words only after the word has been completed, as well as an issue that prevented the client from going idle.
  • The system tray icon now opens the client on click or double click, and a problem some users had with copying urls or texts got solved. We made general stability improvements and the installer opens up HipChat after installation if desired.
  • Additionally we fixed a startup issue for users on new Linux distributions using Radeon drivers.
The Windows application will notify you of the option to update; on Linux perform a system update. Alternatively head on over to the Downloads page and pick up the new build yourself.
Edit: 2.2.1271 was just released for Linux. On Linux 2.2.1270 was installing some test-related files under /home/ian. (badpokerface). So be assured a mysterious Ian did not take up residence on your computer, just upgrade to 2.2.1271.
Chris Gibbs

iOS Update 3.0.1 Available

By Chris Gibbs | 3 weeks ago | 1 Comment

Over the weekend the HipChat iOS app version 3.0.1 hit the App Store, here’s what’s new.

We listened to your feedback on version 3.0 and have implemented a way for you to browse all the rooms and people in your organization. People with smaller organizations should find this particularly helpful, and large room/people lists can still be filtered down using the search bar.

This version also includes increased fault tolerance when fetching new messages as well as various enhancements and bug fixes. Check out the full release notes below.

Find rooms and people

Release Notes

  • New: View all the people and rooms in your organization from the home screen
  • Improved: Sharing to HipChat now works from more apps
  • Improved: Better fallback for fetching messages when you enter a room
  • Improved: Links can now be opened in Safari
  • Improved: In-app notification layout on iPad
  • Fixed: Connect to servers with self-signed certs
  • Fixed: Unread counts incrementing for an open room
Chris Rivers

Mac Client v.3.0.13 – Frozen no more

By Chris Rivers | 4 weeks ago | 3 Comments

Today’s OS X client update solves a troublesome issue noticed by many users after upgrading to Yosemite: random app freezes. We’ve also included lots of other fixes for problems reported over the past few weeks – thanks to everyone who contacted our support and helped debug the issues. Check for updates while in the client or download it directly and let us know how it works! Full release notes below:

  • Fixed: Added checks to prevent an issue that could cause the app to freeze up (particularly on OS X Yosemite)
  • Fixed: Rooms will now properly populate in the Lobby during initial sign in instead of being limited to just your open tabs
  • Fixed: XSS security issue related to unsafe schemes
  • Fixed: Popup notifications will now properly show when the app is focused and you receive a message in another tab
  • Fixed: Resolved several issues around history not loading in rooms containing API notifications
  • Fixed: Resolved a crashing issue prevalent on 10.7
  • Fixed: Cycling through sent message history should now behave properly when editing or re-sending old messages
  • Fixed: Whitespace in HTML system messages should now display properly between HTML tags
  • Improved: HipChat now compresses .app and .key “files” before uploading

As always, please contact us at support@hipchat.com with any feedback or problems. Thanks for using HipChat!

Elena Gorman

Happy Halloween from HipChat

By Elena Gorman | 4 weeks ago | 0 Comments

‘Tis the season to be Zombies!

Atlassian, our parent company, loves Halloween. Seriously. This year, our incredible creative teams filmed this awesome Zombie video overnight in our SF offices.

We liked it so much we decided to share it with the world.

Want to join in on the fun? The HipChat team is hiring! We’ve got open roles for Marketers, UX Designers and loads more. See all Atlassian opportunities here.

Seth Gholson

HipChat Android Update 2.4 Released

By Seth Gholson | 4 weeks ago | 3 Comments

Today we’re rolling out the 2.4 update to HipChat for Android. It may have taken us some time to get this one out, but it will be worth the wait. Not much will look different, but we’re sure you’ll notice some changes. The app will launch faster, show your chat history sooner, and take less time to connect. We’re working towards using less of your precious data and battery and this update is a big step in that direction.

We also added a couple of other improvements. All of your custom emoticons are more discoverable now with emoticon autocomplete. Just start typing an emoticon and pick from the list. Typing an especially long message won’t be painful anymore — you no longer need to read it 2 lines at a time. The box will grow as you type!

Emoticon Autocomplete on Android

Emoticon autocomplete

Input text grows as you type

Growing input box















New: Emoticon autocomplete (awyeah)
Improved: Performance for loading active chats and messages
Improved: Faster history loading
Improved: Less data usage and better battery performance
Improved: Message box grows with your message
Improved: Notifications are easier to read on Android Wear devices.
Fixed: No more mysteriously reappearing 1-to-1 conversations
Improved: Want your times shown in 24 hour format? (yougotitdude)