How to listen for private messages?

I'm trying to build a bot for Hipchat. 

I understand to listen for messages in a room, I have to register a webhook for the 'room_message' event.

I would also like users to be able to interact with the bot one-on-one through private messages with the bot. If I understand correctly, I have to create a new user and send PM's to other users on this user's behalf.

What I can't figure out is how I would listen for private messages to this bot user. Could you point me in the right direction, please? Thanks!

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Unfortunately, it's not currently possible to listen to 1-1 through the normal API v2 addon interface. This is a feature that we definitely want to add in the future, but don't currently have it on a timeline.

One alternative if you want to create a bot is to use the XMPP interface directly: https://confluence.atlassian.com/hipchatkb/using-bots-in-hipchat-753404057.html. There are a bunch of frameworks that help support that flow, but in general future development has trended toward expanding the official API vs adding XMPP support. 

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