HipChat for Android 3.2 is up to 50% faster and filled with new features

| September 24, 2015

HipChat android app

Hold onto your boot straps, ladies and gentleman. HipChat for Android 3.2 has hit the Google Play Store, and it’s filled with new features and optimized for speed.

With this Android update, we’ve added features that help you work faster while on-the-go, like the ability to reply to chats from a notification, or create rooms on the fly. And for you tablet lovers, we’ve optimized the layout for tablet devices.

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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.

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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.

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A bug, a Redis failure, and what we’re doing about it

| September 11, 2015


Two days ago, HipChat experienced a short disruption in service that prevented users from signing in and sending messages. To all our users, we’re sincerely sorry. We know you rely on HipChat to keep work flowing, and any interruption can be a setback.

We want to give you all the details you deserve, from what happened to what we plan to do to prevent this in the future.

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Add the Alias bot to HipChat in under 2 minutes

| September 09, 2015

HipChat Alias Bot

HipChat integrations will change the way you work. They aren’t just for developers, either. Our bots are a special breed of integration that any room administrator can deploy. Alias is a great one for agile teams.

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Bring all the news to you with RSS, Facebook & Twitter integrations

| September 01, 2015

HipChat integrations with RSS, Facebook, Twitter

You work hard enough, so be lazy for a hot minute and let the news come straight to you. You can now pipe your favorite RSS feeds, Facebook pages, and Twitter handles and hashtags into any HipChat room. And since rooms are a disposable asset, you can use this integration to keep up with Cat Fancy news, if that’s your thing.

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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.

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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.

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Emoticon throwdown – HipChat sticker packs are here

| August 18, 2015

Earlier this month, we unleashed emoticon anarchy when we made it possible for anyone to add a custom emoticon to their HipChat group. Thanks for keeping things SFW. Now we’re going to make your emoticon game even more awesome – HipChat now supports emoticon packs.

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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.

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