Be your own boss and work how you want

, Product Marketing | 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

In any room, just click the grey bell in the top right corner. Then choose what types of notifications you want to receive. Afterall, not all rooms are created equally.

2. Customize your HipChat appearance

One size does not fit all. And the same goes for HipChat. Now 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

To change your @mention name, go to your Account Settings by clicking your avatar in the top right corner. From there you can change your @mention name, as well as your picture, name, and other important details.

Learn more about HipChat Settings here.

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.