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How to edit posts in HipChat?

How do I edit posts in HipChat without going to the web and going to history?  Can I not do it in the desktop app on the fly?

3 answers

You can edit you last message within one minute of sending it.

Use command:

s/<original text>/<edited text>

eg. message sent is:

I've make a mistake


outcome: I've made a mistake

Or you can delete:

s/message text/

danny Atlassian Team Feb 03, 2017

There isn't a one minute limitation anymore. But you can only edit your last sent message.

 @Daniel Navarro good to know that. Indeed no limit anymore, just tested it:) thanks

danny Atlassian Team Feb 03, 2017

Cool, glad that helped (thumbsup)

Also, Dwight or others may be interested in this page that shows all the keyboard shortcuts and slash commands.

Why not just use the same logic Skype did?

Simple arrow up on keyboard and you can edit entire last message. Its very natural and intuitive way of editing messages.

Also, provide a timestamp with "Edited on: " so that the chat room would be aware of this.

Or just use Slack which has way better editing?

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How to edit a message which contains slash characters? For example, I tried to edit TEXT and misspelled command: /s/TEXT/ ... What should I type to remove text "/s/TEXT/"?

wow, so hipchat thinks everyone likes using sed? slack is killing it

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