Work Faster with Slash Commands

, Product Marketing | June 19, 2015

HipChat keyboard shortcuts for productivity

We built HipChat for instant communication. HipChat slash commands are a set of time-saving tricks to get the most out of HipChat without reaching for your mouse.

Navigate HipChat, add styling to your text, and edit messages – all with a slash.

All HipChat slash commands take the form: /Command + Text

  • Command is the action you want to take
  • Text is the new message you want to appear

Slash Commands for Room Actions

Slash Commands on HipChat

Slash Commands for Status Control

You can enter these commands in any chat window to change your availability.

HipChat Slash Commands

Slash Commands for Message Formatting

Keep your team members on their toes by rendering your messages in style. Or, fix mistakes you made in your last message by replacing words (ah, the relief!).

HipChat Slash Commands

Code Syntax Highlighting (/code):

Code formatting and syntax highlighting on HipChat

Quote Command (/quote):

HipChat Slash Commands

Fix Spelling Mistakes (s/):

HipChat Slash Commands

Emote Command (/me):

HipChat Slash Commands

Slash commands help make work communication simpler and less stressful. With these tools, you can get to your chats faster, style your text, and fix spelling mistakes. Afterall, it’s your chat, and it should work the way you want it to.

 

More Resources

The Full Guide to HipChat Settings

Pro Tips and Tricks for the Power User

Using and Creating Custom Emoticons

Free Video and Screen-Sharing Integrations

3 First Steps to Get Started on HipChat

5 New Tricks and Tips to Get More Done in HipChat