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Gitter is a communication product for communities and teams on GitHub. Find out more at gitter.im.

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Drag and drop

We've just launched the ability to drag and drop files into any chat room. During our Beta period, the file size is limited to 5MB. Once we've ironed out any teething issues, we'll look to increase that. How it works Quite simply, drag a file into any chat room, you'll notice a progress bar above the chat input area as the file uploads and processes. We'll make a thumbnail out of the file if we support…

Long live IRC!

TL;DR Version Gitter is now available on 6667. Verbose We love chat. As individuals, we've been using it in various forms since the 90's. Yet something didn't feel right. Sure you can hack together various bots and scripts to get a richer experience. Or someone else can build that for you and you can spend that time making other awesome things. So we built Gitter. Gitter is chat for people who build software. Be that…

The write stuff II

Great news. The API team at GitHub have been busy over the last few weeks and have released a whole series of new, more granular oAuth scopes. What this means is that we don't need to ask for write access to your profile in order to use Gitter. Huzah! For new users, just head on over to Gitter and once you click signup you'll see the new oAuth permission request. Existing users, just sign out and…

Gitter Public Beta

TL;DR: Check out gitter.im We love chat. We've been using chat in various forms since the 90's. IRC, done it. ICQ, been there. Skype, worked there. So much chat, yet still we couldn't help feeling an itch that wouldn't scratch. We mostly talk about software. Why didn't our chat product understand us? Gitter is chat built by people who make software for people who make software. It's deeply integrated with GitHub, it knows your…

Badgers! No. Badges.

Today, we released badges for your chat rooms. It's pretty simple to create your own, just reference the Gitter URL using the following syntax: http(s)://badges.gitter.im/owner/repo.png http(s)://badges.gitter.im/org.png If you want to put this in markdown on GitHub, feel free to copy, paste and adjust the code below: [![Gitter chat](https://badges.gitter.im/gitterHQ/gitter.png)](https://gitter.im/gitterHQ/gitter) You can also…