Federation—ability to connect across teams—is missing from both HipChat and Slack.
If your team uses Slack and you need to collaborate with a team on HipChat, you're likely to resort to email or Skype. This is highly suboptimal, for a wide array of reasons.
Imagine working on a car where nuts and bolts are randomly either metric or imperial, so you need to keep handy two sets of very similar-looking tools that are categorically incompatible with one another.
Sameroom provides the magic to make one set of tools—one closer to your heart—work seamlessly with nuts and bolts of either persuasion. In other words, you can connect a room in HipChat to a channel in Slack, allowing teams to collaborate without leaving their mission control center of choice. Sameroom seamlessly replicates messages and files between connected rooms, in real time.
The instructions below assume your team is on Slack and you'll be connecting to a team on HipChat. Swap the two if you're dealing with a reverse scenario.
Before you start, make sure you've got a channel in Slack ready to go—private or public. Then, follow the steps below:
- Step 1: Add you Slack account to Sameroom;
- Step 2: Create a Portal to your Slack channel;
- Step 3: Send the Portal URL to someone on the HipChat team, wait for them to connect.
By accepting your Portal invite, the HipChat team will create a Tube—you can see it on your Manage page. You can fine-tune the way your messages appear on either end of the Tube by configuring posting options.
Note: if you have access to both teams, you can create a Tube directly.