Workspace chat tools offer a chance for companies to keep all communication in one place, making it possible for colleagues to collaborate in real-time and—ultimately—eradicate the use of internal email.
Once a team is accustomed to real-time communication, it’s painful to go back. Yet, going back is exactly what happens when multiple teams—each using its own chat platform—have to collaborate on a project. This is a common scenario both for large firms and groups working across companies.
Sameroom is one way to help bid adieu to external email and enable teams to move forward together just as fast as they do in isolation.
In this post, we'll show you how to connect a room in HipChat to a flow in Flowdock. Once connected, you can send messages and files between the two platforms, with each team keeping a complete copy of all communication.
Option 1: You're In Both Teams
If you find yourself switching between HipChat and Flowdock, this option is for you. Before proceeding, make sure you've got your HipChat room and Flowdock flow ready—create new ones, if necessary.
- Step 1: Add you HipChat and Flowdock accounts to Accounts;
- Step 2: Go to Open-A-Tube page and choose the HipChat room for Side A and Flowdock flow for Side B.
Use the Manage page to configure and control the Tube.
Option 2: You're In One of the Teams
If you use HipChat, but need to establish real-time communication with a team that's using Flowdock, you can share your room with the other team with a Portal.
(Note: if you're using Flowdock, but need to link up with a team on HipChat, the steps are exactly the same.)
- Step 1: Add your HipChat account to Accounts;
- Step 2: Select the room you want to share on Create-A-Portal page;
Send the Portal URL to the other team and wait for them to connect.
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