HipChat ain't all that hip.
January 17, 2018

HipChat ain't all that hip.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with HipChat

We used HipChat for our internal communication platform. However, we recently switched to Slack. HipChat seemed a bit dated and frequently had issues such as outages, latency, and a number of other problems. For a platform that is basically AIM on steroids, we've come to expect that at a bare minimum uptime to be damn near perfect.
  • Internal communication
  • Allows for chat between teams
  • Allows for troubleshooting to quickly be discussed
  • Uptime
  • Ability not to freeze or lag
  • Lacked "bells and whistles" than comparable platforms offer
We left HipChat because of ongoing support issues and it didn't seem to be exactly, cutting edge. We now use Slack which seems to be much more in line with our organization as a whole. The features we use on slack were not offered at the time on HipChat and I think they had some catching up to do.
HipChat is bare bones and is pretty similar to a lot of other chat platforms. If you're looking for a solution, this one works. Is it the best? Probably not. Is it the most expensive? Can't imagine. Smaller organizations might benefit more from this type of platform and possibly need to adjust as they scale up.

HipChat (discontinued) Feature Ratings

Mobile Access
Not Rated
Internal knowledgebase
Not Rated
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Not Rated
Video files
Not Rated
Audio files
Not Rated
Access control
Not Rated
Advanced security features
Not Rated
Integrates with Google Drive
Not Rated
Device sync
Not Rated