Keyboard shortcuts and slash commands
Chat faster, style your text, fix your typos, and more. Use Hipchat's keyboard shortcuts and slash commands.
Hipchat has several keyboard shortcuts to help you move through rooms, join rooms, and more using your keyboard.
To view a list of keyboard shortcuts, type Ctrl + / or ⌘ + /
New to slash commands? Hipchat slash commands let you do things like set your status and format messages using your keyboard rather than your mouse. Just start typing in chat using the slash command. Others won't see what you type; they'll just see the results, depending on what you've typed.
Android users: /quote, /me, and #color-hex are currently the only slash commands available in Android.
|Enter an existing Hipchat room
(Hipchat web app only)
|/join room-name||/join IT Team|
|Leave the room you're currently in||/part|
|Change the topic of the room you're currently in||/topic new-topic||/topic All things IT|
Setting your status
|Set your status as available (green) and optionally includes a message||/available message||/available Working from home|
|Set your status as away (yellow) and optionally includes a message||/away message||/away Out to lunch|
|Set your status as Do Not Disturb (red) and optionally includes a message||/dnd message||/dnd Finishing proposal|
|Display the message with code syntax highlighting.||/code code-block||Screenshot: /code command in Hipchat
|Use special message formatting when you quote someone.||/quote message||
Screenshot: /quote command in Hipchat
|Clear chat history in the current room or 1-1 chat. (History comes back when you reopen the room or chat.)||/clear|
|Chat about yourself in the third person.||/me message||
Screenshot: /me command in Hipchat
|Fix your typos.||s/misspelled word/corrected word||
Screenshot: Command to fix typos in Hipchat
|Show hexadecimal web colors right in Hipchat. Designers love this one.||#color-hex||
Screenshot: Web colors in Hipchat