HipChat - threaded messages

Hi everyone,

I thought I saw a post on this a couple months ago but couldn't find it so I hope this isn't a duplicate.

Our company is on the cusp of choosing a group chat tool and we want to choose HipChat. But we have several teams that have been using free Slack for 6-8 months and they really like the threaded messaging ability. We also took a close look at Ryver, and while they do it differently than Slack they also have threaded messages.

Is this going to be added to HipChat? If so, any feel for when?


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Thanks Ville Manninem for filing the feature request https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/HCPUB-2004, we all can vote and commented there now.

A chat room without a good thread system is useless for team work, it stays as a notification area or a single thread discussion, slow team productivity. It reminds me of having a concurrent processor rather than a true parallel one wink

I'd like to second the request for threaded chats. 

There seems to be nothing but crickets listening to this question. It is a very important question however. We also consider conversation threads / discussions / topical threads (whatever you want to call them) an absolute MUST for selection. We have been using Unison and depend on this feature. We'd like to use HipChat but cannot find any information on whether this feature is planned or not.

Threads are a prerequisite for us too. Until HipChat has threads we will stay in Flowdock.

I agree with this. I would love to make Hip Chat our discussion software, but until there are threaded discussions, I  can't pull people off of Slack.

+10 from my team for Threaded discussion. We also started using HipChat. But it's not helpful until its threaded. Question and answers are all jumbled up.

Has anyone here tried to submit a feature request for threaded messages/conversations/comments in HipChat?

I posted a tweet about it yesterday during the keynote (Innovation in Team Collaboration) and got this response from HipChat's Twitter account:


It is so annoying that it does not have threaded conversations... We have to go for another product then. 

I agree 100%.  But... I have to give Atlassian the benefit of the doubt given the latest features in JIRA that had been long requested (Projects Admin workflows, ect.).  Although it would be nice to hear someone say "it is on the list"... at least...

We agree too. Without threads HipChat isn't usable for our company. We also would like to hear if it's on "the list" or in progress.

yea i think we are bailing to for a tool like slack or flow dock which does support threads.  Sad that they have not yet created this feature.

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