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How do you sort people by alphabetical order?

Kyle Eliason Mar 22, 2016

In the left sidebar, how do I sort all the people by alphabetical order? I have open conversations with 20 people and they're all out of order and it makes it difficult. If I close HipChat and open it back up, it stays in the same old order.

11 answers

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5 votes
Answer accepted
Peter Toudjarski Mar 22, 2016

Hi Kyle,

are you using Mac or Windows client or mobile?

On Windows the only option you have is manually to drag and drop the conversations to archive the right order.

Kyle Eliason Mar 22, 2016

Windows client. Wow - seems like a tedious process, but it'll work. Thanks.


James Alday Apr 01, 2016

And on Mac?

James Phillpotts Jan 11, 2017

On Mac, edit, and add this line to the start of the orderRooms function (which in version is at line 113966):

rooms = _.sortBy(_.values(rooms), ['name']);
Ian Ferguson May 17, 2017


Mike Melton Jul 12, 2017

My sentiment too. Wow. UI Design 101: if you have a list of ANYTHING, provide a means to sort it.

6 votes
Nick Patsiopoulos Nov 18, 2016

Is there any reason that this ridiculously easy feature can't be implemented?


Lisa Anderson Jun 19, 2017

Has this feature been implemented yet?  

1 vote
Jonas Bygdén Sep 13, 2017

As of v4.30.0 for Mac the code is no longer in that file it seems... :(

Jonas Bygdén Nov 10, 2017

For 4.30 the code is in a comment in the above mentioned case

0 votes
Paul Slootweg Aug 31, 2017 • edited

The workaround still works as of 21 Aug 2017

0 votes
Paul Slootweg Sep 13, 2017

I'm on Version and the workaround still works.

Jonas Bygdén Sep 13, 2017

Are you sure? All my old rooms and 1-1 chats are still sorted correctly. But I upgraded to that ( the other day and any new rooms or 1-1 chats just gets added at the bottom of the list regardless of where it should be alphabetically.

And looking at the chat.html-file the sorting code is not in there anymore.

0 votes
GG Sep 15, 2017
Jonas Bygdén Sep 15, 2017

Oh, come on - not this stupid voting again.

The issue is too old. And with stride coming, do you really beleive that they will spend any time and effort fixing stupid bugs like this?

Arbi Dridi Atlassian Team Sep 18, 2017

Hi Jonas, 

Stride and HipChat will continue to evolve as separate products according to FAQ: Stride and HipChat Data Center.

The HipChat client is getting even more attention and features like this one and many others will be implemented. 


Jonas Bygdén Sep 18, 2017

If we vote for them, right? 

You know how I feel about the Atlassian voting system...

I've signed up for the Stride Early Access - if that doesn't suite us, we're fully prepared to move to Slack...

Arbi Dridi Atlassian Team Sep 18, 2017

Hi Jonas, 

Yes, the more votes an issue has, the higher its chances to be implemented are. 


0 votes
Volodymyr Pykhtin Nov 10, 2017

Would Atlassian implement this feature, please - any auto sorting in the conversations list (like alphabetical order, recent, etc...)

0 votes
Drew N Jan 26, 2018 • edited

Yes please. Another vote from me.  I can't do the work-around

0 votes
Robert Kempton Mar 07, 2018

What if you open sourced your client and let the community implement features like these?

You could decide which features were allowed in by committee, and even provide design guidelines to ensure you still maintain a high quality product.

0 votes
Jib Hunt Jun 22, 2018

Switch to Slack.

Ram S Dec 24, 2018

I agree... :)

0 votes
Ram S Dec 24, 2018 • edited

I am unable to sort my 'People' display... Is there an option to do it?

It is SO ANNOYING, that I cannot find people, as I have a fairly large 'People' list that is unsorted... :(

I am surprised (really disappointed) such an important yet easy UX feature is OverLooked by HipChat folks...

Please advise a solution to do this? 

Also, where would I find the '' folder?

Ram S Dec 24, 2018 • edited

I found it under /Applications in my MacBookPro... I added the above script and tried now...

Ram S Dec 24, 2018

I made the changes as suggested in the above workaround and it works!!! awesome...

Atlassian Please consider fixing this..

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