How do I upgrade the desktop app?

On Mac

From the top level menu, choose "HipChat -> Check For Updates..."

On Windows

Restart the app and you will be prompted to upgrade

On Linux

HipChat is a standard package. Please refer to your specific Linux distribution documentation for upgrading instructions. You can also install the latest version directly from and find more specific upgrading instructions for some distributions there.

The section below refers to our deprecated Adobe AIR client. We now have native apps for Mac, Windows and Linux fresh off the presses.

How do I know which version I'm using? 
Check here.

The desktop app will prompt you to upgrade when there's a major update. Minor updates are released frequently but you won't be notified by default.

If you want to be notified when any HipChat update is available:

  1. Click on the gear icon in the desktop app to access settings
  2. Check the box next to "Notify me of all HipChat updates"
  3. Click Save

On Windows and Linux

Right click on the system tray icon and choose "Check For Updates" from the popup menu.

Update dialog

If an update is available, you will be shown the update window. Just click "Install update" and the app will handle it from there.

If your client is fully update to date, a small popup will show indicating your current version.

PS: If you prefer to use shortcut keys, you can also press ctrl+shift+U to check for updates without using any menus.

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