The chat allows you to communicate instantly with one or more users.
What is chatting?
The chat allows a real-time exchange with one or more participants. A chat discussion is intended to be used punctually and does not fulfill the same role as the news feed.
You can create different chat rooms:
a chat room with a participant,
a chat room with several participants,
a chat room linked to a group.
The chat room
You can exchange with a user of the platform via the chat. You can share messages, media (documents, photos, ...), reply to his messages and react to his answers.
NB: guest users can only start a chat discussion with users who are members of the same groups as them.
Start a chat discussion
The New button allows you to select one or more recipients from a drop-down list. If your platform has several users, do not hesitate to type the first letters of your contact's name to find him/her. Enter your message to start the conversation.
The chat room with multiple recipients
You can add recipients to an existing chat room. Select Users and then Add a participant.
You can add as many participants as you want.
You can only add participants to an existing discussion if it already has 3 or more participants.
All participants will have the possibility to invite new participants to join the chat room.
NB: guest users, if they're invited to join a chat discussion whose participants are not members of the same groups as them, will still be able to exchange with them on the chat and access their profile through it.
Searching in the chat
From a chat room, you can access a search bar.
From here, you can search for a keyword of the current chat room but also:
of all your chat conversations,
of all files shared on this room.
Search in all conversations
You can find a keyword that is present in all of your chat conversations by typing that word in the chat search bar and then selecting the Search all conversations option.
You'll then find all chats containing the keyword you've entered and will be able to access an overview of these chats by selecting the option See the context.
Searching in all files of the room
You can also find all the documents of a discussion containing a keyword by selecting the Search files only option.
You'll be able to find the conversation displayed in preview by selecting See the context.
Edit the name and picture of a room
You can organize your chat discussions by renaming them and assigning them a cover picture.
To do so, select the Settings cogwheel. Then click on Edit name & picture. You can then assign a name and a picture to the chat: they'll be visible by all participants.
All participants can rename a room and associate a picture to it.
NB: only discussions with more than 2 participants can be renamed.
Media shared in a chat room
You can access all the media that has been shared in the chat by selecting the Files icon on the chat icon bar.
Reply to a chat message
To reply to a particular saying in your conversation, you can reply to a message by selecting the arrow icon.
Then simply type your message and send it.
Formatting a chat message
You can now edit the text in your chats :
you can now write in bold text,
and in italic text,
even both at the same time,
share a "quote”,
insert number lists,
insert bullet points,
insert a link to your information,
cross out information.
How to write in bold text
To make a piece of information in your message bold, simply precede and follow the relevant field with **.
Example : I'll wait for you **tomorrow** : I'll wait for you tomorrow
Write the information in bold and italic text
To put a piece of information in bold italics, simply precede and follow the relevant field with ***.
Example : I'm waiting for you ***tomorrow*** : I'm waiting for you tomorrow
How to write in italic text
To put a piece of information in italics in your message, simply precede and follow the field with *.
Example : I'm waiting for you *tomorrow* : I'm waiting for you tomorrow
Share a quote
To put a piece of information in quotation marks, simply precede the field with >.
Example : >I expect you tomorrow : "I expect you tomorrow
Insert a numbering of the information
To number the information you share, you just have to precede the field by 1. or 2. or 3.
Example: 1. I expect you tomorrow
Inserting bullets points
To associate a bullet point to the information you share, simply precede the field with -.
Example: - I expect you tomorrow :
I expect you tomorrow
Insert a link to your information
To associate a link to the information you share, you just have to fill in the information to which you want to associate the link between [ ] and the url between brackets ().
Example : I'll wait for you tomorrow in video conference [on this link](https://client.talkspirit.com/#/join/adele):
I wait for you tomorrow in videoconference on this link
Cross out information
To cross out information in your message, simply precede and follow the field with ~~ .
Example : I will be there ~~Monday~~ Tuesday
React to a chat message
You can react to a chat message by clicking on the smiley icon to the right of the message. You will then be able to associate several reactions to this message
In a discussion with several participants, it is possible to see which member has reacted to the message by placing the mouse cursor on the emoji associated with the chat message.
Favorite chat messages
You can add a chat to your favorite discussions by clicking on the star icon at the top of the page. Then this chat will appear at the very top of the chat list, in the Favorites section.
Good to know
You can go to the line in a chat by simultaneously selecting Shift + Enter on Mac and Ctrl + Enter on PC.
You can change the content of a chat message you have sent by double clicking on it.
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