video-chat-blog-1200x756-1As teams get larger and globally distributed, we often need to connect over video at the drop of a hat. You might think that in today’s world, it would be easy. But we often go back and forth about which video service to use or what plug-ins we need to download.

Today, we solve that problem. Hipchat Server, the preferred on-premise team communication tool for enterprises, is introducing a new video experience.

The new Hipchat Video platform puts group video chat and screen sharing right where your team is already collaborating – your rooms. Completely rebuilt, the new Hipchat Video platform rivals the most stable, reliable services on the market.

Starting today, we have released the beta to customers.

Get more face time with group video chat

Start a group video chat with every person on your team from any Hipchat room.

To see the new video icon, update to the most recent version of our MacWindows, or Linux app. Click that ?  and everyone in your room gets invited to a group video chat.

No need to sign into another service or download yet another browser extension. It’s easier than ever to flesh out an idea with your colleagues.

Share your screen in a pinch

The new video platform now gives you screen sharing. Everyone on the call can share a live view of documents or browser windows on their desktop. You decide which window to share, and Hipchat will broadcast it to the room. Of course, if you’re camera-shy, it’s easy to disable your own camera or mute yourself at any point in a call.



Invite others to your 1-on-1 video chats

There are always times you need to pull other people into a discussion, and the new invite feature makes that simple.

Hipchat still supports 1-to-1 video chat in your private chats but with the added ability to invite other people using an invite URL.



To invite teammates, click the person icon, copy the invite URL, and share it with anyone in your group. Just like that your 1-to-1 video turns into a group video chat.

Ready to scale

Hipchat Video is now powered by the latest WebRTC technology, meaning enterprise customers can get the performance and speed they expect, at scale. With dedicated servers throughout the globe, faster connections and better reliability reaches every corner of the world.

Get early access to the new Hipchat Video

To access Hipchat Video beta, you’ll need to have Server version 2.0.5 and clients version 4.2.6 or higher. Go to your server admin video settings, and turn on the beta version today.

Hipchat Server beta: group video and screensharing...