Slack is acquiring Atlassian’s HipChat and Stride chat collaboration service, and moving its users to the Slack platform.
In a blog post, Slack said it was purchasing the IP for Hipchat Cloud and Stride, and that Atlassion would make a “small, but symbolically important investment in our business.” Stride and HipChat will be discontinued by February 15, 2019.
Slack said it would also be working to build deeper integrations between its offering and the Atlassian family of products.
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield shared the news in a series of tweets, where he announced the partnership and plans for the organizations moving forward:
We share a vision of simplifying and automating the enormous effort that teams everywhere expend just to stay aligned, coordinated and productive. Hundreds of thousands of teams are already using Slack with JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, Trello, etc. — this will have a big impact.
— Stewart Butterfield (@stewart) July 26, 2018
Just last week, Slack announced that it was acquiring Missions, which lets Slack users build tools automating simple tasks without using code.