It includes chat, meetings, notes, Office, Planner, Power BI, and extensions and apps.
Either way, Hip Chat is accessible anywhere using a web browser, desktop client and mobile app.
Atlassian, also of Hip Chat fame, has released another chat program, designed to more directly compete with Slack.
That's because the 20-year-old service will shut down on Dec. It's also not the first early leader to shut down.
MSN Messenger shuttered in 2014 and Yahoo Messenger shut down in 2016.
Users can organize multiple projects, teams and other items using hashtags, as well as share files by dragging and dropping them into the platform or via Google Drive, Dropbox and other file-sharing services.
All files and chats are also synced, archived and searchable for future reference. Additionally, Slack offers a wide variety of other third-party integrations, including Google Docs, Sheets or Slides for sharing and viewing files within conversations and during calls.Push notifications are available across platforms and devices, so no one misses an important chat request, email or other messages.Other features include @ mentions to get a specific user's attention as well as hashtags and chat histories with searchable transcripts.The app is scheduled to roll out gradually to the web, Mac OS, i OS, Windows, Android and Linux.There is a free version that offers limited message history and file storage.Part of the Basecamp project management software, Campfire is a web-based chat tool that eliminates the need to install any instant messaging apps or clients.