HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.

File sharing and storage

Share PDFs, mockups, and documents for instant feedback. Access them any time from the HipChat client or on the web.

Chat and file history

HipChat automatically saves your conversations and files. Never forget who said what, and when. Access history anywhere you have internet.

Chat rooms

Use rooms for departments, teams, or projects. Rooms can be open for anyone to join, or private for only invited members.

Instant image preview

Share or link to an image and you'll get a live preview. Perfect for creative or design teams. Hour long design sessions are a thing of the past.

One-on-one messaging

Have side conversations with your teammates. You'll have chat history and file sharing to help you keep track.


Send and receive one-on-one chat messages on any phone via SMS. They'll even be saved in the chat history.


Don't want to miss a thing? Customize HipChat alerts with sounds, flashes, and pop-ups. Get someone's attention by typing @name.

Guest access

Collaborate with people outside your company. Perfect for clients, vendors, or live customer support.


Express yourself with dozens of built in emoticons. Even upload your own to share with your coworkers!

Spell checking

We all make mitsakes. HipChat will keep you from embarrassing yourself in front of your team members (at least spelling-wise).


Use our API to send messages to rooms whenever a coworker posts a blog entry, checks in code, or fixes a bug.

Video and Voice Chat

Have face-to-face meetings with a coworker. All you need is a webcam and a microphone.

Note: If you prefer the previous version of Hipchat you can download HipChat for Windows v2.2.139 from here.

What's New:

  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
  • Fixed: In-app popup notifications should no longer duplicate
  • Improved: Inserting smilies from the Smiley tooltip will now insert the smiley at the cursor instead of adding it to the end of the line.
  • Fixed: Certain character sequences in the username would prevent the client from being able to connect. (HCPUB-134)
  • Fixed: The Files and Links sidebars wouldn't update correctly after reconnecting.
  • Fixed: Searching for rooms with "+" or "-" in the name would fail. (HCPUB-2240)
  • Fixed: Email addresses that included hyphens weren't being linked correctly. (HCPUB-2090)
  • Fixed: URLs that included an email address or login credentials weren't being linked correctly. (HCPUB-2427, HCPUB-2323, HCPUB-2841)
  • Fixed: Links with the "radr://" protocol weren't being linked correctly. (HCPUB-2346, HCPUB- 2282)
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.

Previous versions: