Chat features in next release?


#1

What kind of features will be added in next release?


#2

The next thing I’ll release will be who’s online, as well as some support for displaying the full page chat more prominently in-app.

What features are you looking for? :wink:


#3

I never thought I’ll get a respond since this is just a sandbox but thanks. :slight_smile:

Who’s online sounds good.

Not really looking for any feature in particular as i was just testing. But now that you asked, perhaps allowing admin to set permissions for Babble such as only allowing certain user groups to use Babble?


#4

Ah, this last one is possible now. There are actually a bunch of channels on this site that you don’t have access to :slight_smile:

Right now you can restrict by categories or by groups… with the longer term goal of tying chats to categories exclusively.


#5

Oh nice! just what we need as we are setting up a paid subscription site and want to only allow a certain user group (paid) to access chat.

Are categories optional? as we prefer just having the chat on it’s own since we feel it can somehow get a bit confusing mixing it into the main discussion forums.


#6

They are currently optional, yes. But I think we’ll be moving towards them going forward. It’s not so hard to create a new category called ‘Chat’ to attach an otherwise unrelated chat to, if that’s the goal… and will simplify the persmissions model quite a bit.


#7

Hmm, I cannot see the chat anywhere. Is there an action to bring it up?


#9

What about Oneboxing messages in chat?