In HipChat it's relatively trivial to paste a URL to the chat window and have that link become a live clickable URL.

However, when HipChat posts messages from Jira, it displays links who's text are different from the link URL itself, so it must be possible to display links with custom text instead of the URL.

For instance:

Instead of messaging "Click Here: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/ask"

One might desire to instead message "Click Here"

Is there a message syntax in HipChat that allows links with custom text?

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It sounds like you're asking how you as an end user can post custom links from a supported HipChat client. The answer is that you can't.

As simoncpu pointed out, it is possible through the API to post a custom HTML message, which requires a separate application.

  • It doesn't work with custom URL schemes (like xcbot:// etc). What is wrong with these people to strip them out?
    – kkodev
    Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 19:05

Yes, you can post HTML messages to HipChat.

You can use this script to do that:

$hipchat.pl -room RoomName -token abc -message '<strong>hello</strong>'

For more details, check out their API docs.

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