Adding “Custom Text” to Slack & HipChat Notifications (Now Possible)

Getting notifications of downtime/uptime via Slack or HipChat is widely used.

Yet, until now, it was only possible to “target” rooms and not users.

There is now a “custom text” feature in the “Add/Edit Alert Contact” dialogs for HipChat and Slack where the text mentioned there will be sent with each notification.

As an example, we can now use custom text like:

  • @everyone for Slack to notify everyone
  • @SlackUserID for Slack to notify a specific user
  • @here in HipChat to notify all users in the room
  • @all in HipChat to notify everyone in the room
  • @HipChatUsername to notify a specific user

Hope this helps for a better experience :).

 

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Comments

  1. Chris

    NOTE: For Slack and “@Channel” i had to do this “< !channel>“.

    Reply
  2. KC

    What is the ‘official’ way to integrate UR to HipChat? I’m just hooking to the RSS stream for now.

    Reply
    1. Umut Muhaddisoglu Post author

      You can use “My Settings>Alert Contacts>New>HipChat”.

      Reply

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