Features

Isn’t it great that we can integrate?

Integrations in FleepSo, you’re spending a lot of time communicating about the changes you’ve made or the latest tweets that have showed up? Or maybe your engineers need a little bit more visibility into who’s committed what exactly and when? Why not try to automate some of the tasks to save time from having to go look for the information you need.

To help you out with that we’ve got a couple of things to show you! Did you know that Fleep has integrations and a public API that you can build on? If you didn’t, then this is exactly for you. With our integrations you can create an easy to follow notification feed into your Fleep conversations so that you’ll have all the important stuff together in one place or in the right conversations.

Look at what we’ve got!

GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab integrations to fleep about the changes in your repositories. For us, GitHub integration helps to keep the engineering teams in tune with what everyone else is doing at the same time.

Zapier integrations to create different Zaps that send messages from Zapier into Fleep conversations. This one has multiple different usecases, we just tried out Twitter feed in the team.

For those that love to track and analyze data there’s also New Relic and PivotalTracker integrations.

And last but not least, JIRA and Confluence integrations, for those that are tracking incidents or bugs or simply love a Wiki on steroids experience. These integrations post messages about things that are happening in those environments, which helps to keep everyone in the same communication loop, which in the end… results in smarter collaborations.

What if I need something more… advanced?

For those of you that wish to build more complex integrations, the ones where you need more than a simple message post, you should go check out Fleep API.

We have compiled together documentation to help you on your way. Should you need more help from a Fleep engineer to understand things, then don’t be shy to ask for help via Fleep Support. We’ll get you in touch with someone on our side!

Not sure if you’re idea is unique? We suggest you check out what the awesome Fleep community has already produced for everyone’s benefit:

  • Hubot adapter for Fleep – Enables you to add a Hubot bot to Fleep conversations and stir up some fun stuff!
  • Twitter2Fleep - A simple tool that forwards selected tweets to Fleep conversations
  • FleepIRC - An IRC and Fleep integration for the chatty oldschool IRC nerds that just can’t pull themselves away from it.
  • Flow - An unofficial Fleep client for Windows Phone 8.1.

And if there’s something missing in the list of integrations that you absolutely need, let us know! Ping our Fleep Support chat and we will add it to our wishlist!

How can I get started with integrations?

Simple as that, open or create the conversation where you’d like to get the incoming messages in the future and click on the little gear icon on your right - Conversation settings. From there you’ll find another button called Integrations. From there you can choose which integration to setup and will also create a webhook.

How to create a new GitHub webhook in FleepFurther instructions on how to set up each of the integrations mentioned before are always available on our API & Integrations page. Go check it out!

Emoticons: the good, the bad and the hidden

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Note: Newer information regarding Fleep emoticons can be found in this blog post

Ever wondered looking at Fleep emoticons whether that’s it? I bet all of you know the regular Fleep emoticons available but do you know that there are a few undocumented hidden smileys as well? Why do we hide them? Well, we simply ran out of space on the devices :P

The reason why Fleep has emoticons is so you can express yourself in a variety of ways. Using an emoticon can spark fun topics or cause someone to smile and think. Some people use them to talk about the day, night, weather or just nature. Some of the emoticons were made by us, some were suggested by our users.

Below are listed all the emoticons (including the hidden ones) that are available in Fleep. Just type the appropriate combination of keystrokes in the message entry box and press enter to display them.

SMILEYS

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  • Smile, life is beautiful    :-) :) :=)
  • Sad, not OK    :-( :( :=(
  • Winky smile    ;-) ;) ;=)
  • Laughing out loud, LOL    :-D :D :=D
  • Oh, surprise!    :-O :O :=O
  • I’m worried    :-S :S
  • Meh, don’t care    :-/ :/
  • I’m angry, grrr!    X-( X( :@ :-@ :=@ X=(
  • Cheeky smile with tongue    :-P :P :=P

NICETIES, WEATHER & SEASONS

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  • Thank you!    ((bow)) ((thanks)) ((ty))
  • Yes, awesome!   ((Y))
  • No, I don’t agree.    ((N))
  • It’s sunny outside!    ((sun)) ((sunny))
  • For the rainy days    ((umbrella))
  • Christmas is coming!    ((santa)) ((kraana))
  • Oh, winter is coming.    ((snowman))

WORK & PROJECTS

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  • Working hard   ((work)) ((gwb))
  • On the phone:   ((phone))
  • Fix it!   ((tool)) ((wrench)) ((repair))
  • Stuff to do:   ((todo))
  • This is done!     ((done))
  • I have an idea!   ((idea)) ((i))
  • Pivot this, startups!   ((pivot))
  • Time is now:   ((clock)) ((O))

LEISURE & FUN

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  • Is it beer o’clock already?   ((beer))
  • Time for drinks:   ((drink)) ((D))
  • Coffee or tea?   ((coffee)) ((tea))
  • It’s pizza-time:   ((food)) ((pizza)) ((italy))
  • Party on!    ((party))
  • A flower for you…   ((flower)) ((F))
  • I want candy!    ((candy))
  • Happy birthday, here’s a present:   ((gift))
  • I “heart” you!   ((heart)) ((love)) ((H)) ((L))
  • Did you water my plants?   ((plant)) ((alo))
  • The cat’s out of the bag…   ((cat))

VERY HIDDEN EMOTICONS

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  • For the wandering eyes:   ((boobs))
  • For those not so great moments:   ((poop))

Which emoticon is your favorite? I bet it’s not ((poop)), although you might find some brilliant moments for that one too. Is there an emoticon you are missing in Fleep? Let us know and maybe the emoticon-fairy can help to bring those on board as well in the future!

Happy fleeping! Now off you go, surprise your friends with some emoticons!

How to quickly create group conversations in Fleep?

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Fleep is a messenger for teams and projects. To make the most of Fleep, you may want to have different team conversations with your whole team, as well as group conversations, each with a different membership in Fleep.

In this blog post, we will show you a few ways how to create group conversations in Fleep.

Ask everyone to join using the conversation link

create group conversationsEvery conversation in Fleep has its own unique URL link. You can find it in the Conversation Settings.

You can ask your team to join any conversation with the conversation link. For that, you’ll have to…

  • Step 1: create a conversation (or use an existing one)
  • Step 2: make sure the conversation Privacy setting allows for joining via the link
  • Step 3: copy & share the Conversation link with the people you want to join the conversation.

You can also use this setup if you want people to decide for themselves which conversations they want or need to join – almost like an “opt-in” way to join the conversation.

Create a new conversation and add members

The simplest and most straightforward way to create group conversations is to just add people one by one.

  • Step 1: Create a new conversation in Fleep (or use an existing one)
  • Step 2: Add people to the conversation with the /add command (works with both Fleep usernames and email addresses):

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Alternatively, you can add members into the chat from the Members panel – it opens when you click on the icon that looks like a person in the top-right corner of the user interface.

Clone a conversation

clone conversationAnother way to create a new group conversation is to Clone an existing one. The Clone feature allows you to easily create a new conversation with the same members as an existing conversation:

  • Step 1: Choose a conversation that has the right members in them.
  • Step 2: Right-click on the conversation in the conversation list (left-hand menu in the desktop version) and choose Clone from the menu that appears.
  • Step 3: The newly created conversation is opened for you – now, change the Topic of the new conversation and start chatting. Congrats, you’ve created a new team conversation with just 2 clicks!

We hope that these tips and tricks clarified how to quickly create team chats in Fleep. If you have any questions or ideas for new feature requests, don’t hesitate to ping us via Fleep Support or via our social channels (Twitter, Facebook). We’re all ears when it comes to feedback!