Chat Room

How to set up and manage chat rooms.

Chat Settings

To access the main chat settings click Chat Settings from the left menu.
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This area lists the global chat settings.

  • Chat Participant Roles: Members with these roles are permitted to create direct messages and chat groups within the app. 
    • The PUBLIC role is assigned by default. 
    • To restrict this access remove the PUBLIC role and assign a suitable role. 
    • The role you assign can be existing membership levels or a custom role that only has committee members.  You may need to create a new role for this purpose.
    • Members in roles with this privilege can view the chatroom module, can create direct messages, and can add members to direct group chats.
    • Members who do not have this privilege can not create direct messages nor add members to group chats.
    • Members who do not have this privilege and aren’t a part of a current chatroom will not see the Chat module in the app.

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Once you have removed and added roles, click SAVE to apply the changes.  These changes will be live immediately.

Accessing Chat Room Module

Once logged in as an admin, hover over MODULES and select Chat Room.

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The left hand navigation will show options for existing CHAT GROUPS and ADD GROUPS.
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Add a New Chat Group

A chat group is a group of members who are given access to a chat room on the app.  To create a new group click ADD GROUP and enter the Chat Group Name.  Group Live and Expiry dates are optional.

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The group will be created in a deactivated state as a PUBLIC group where all current members can access the chat room in app.

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Restrict Chat Group to Specific Roles or Membership Levels

Chat groups can be restricted to membership level roles or any other custom role you have created.  Select the security iconrtaImage (69) to restrict the chat group.

Firstly, you need to remove the PUBLIC role from the group to secure it.  Click the delete iconrtaImage (70) next to the PUBLIC role.

Next, select the desired role from the dropdown list and click ADD ROLE to secure the group.

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The chat group will now be restricted to members within that role.  You can add as many different roles to the same chat group as you like.  To confirm the chat group is now restricted you will see this icon rtaImage (72)next to the chat group in chat group admin.

Activate/Inactivate Chat Group

By default, a newly created chat group is inactive.  To activate a chat group, select rtaImage (73).  To inactivate a chat group selectrtaImage (74).

Using Chat Room in Member Jungle App

Once logged in to your club on the Member Jungle app you will now see an icon for chat room.

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Inside the chat room you will see a list of available chats.

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Chatting works like sending a normal message.  Just type the message you wish to send.  You can upload an image via the image icon .  To send the message tap send .

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To delete or copy a message, hold your finger on a message for a couple seconds until the options menu appears.  You can then delete or copy that individual message.

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Managing Chat Settings in Member Jungle App

As an admin, you can view a list of members within a chat group, rename or close a chat group within the app.  To access these settings tap the three dots menu within the chat you want to rename or close.

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View List of Members in Chat Group

Within a chat, tap the three dots menu to view chat settings.  Below the settings you will see a list of chat group members.

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Rename Chat Group

Within a chat, tap the three dots menu to view chat settings. 

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Tap Rename Chat Group to rename the chat group.

Enter the new name and tap Save.  Tap Cancel to exit without saving.

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Close Chat Group

Within a chat, tap the three dots menu to view chat settings.

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Tap Close Chat Group to remove the chat group.  You will be prompted with a warning.  Tap Ok to proceed or Cancel to exit.

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Adding the Chat Room to a page on your website

Administrators have the ability to create a Chat Room page on their Member Jungle website which will show members all of the chat messages their role allows.

To add this page to your site;

  • Go to the page administration area, and add a new standard page.
  • Set the page Module Name to Chat Room.

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  • You may like to role restrict the page so it isn't publicly viewable.
  • Change any other page settings you require before saving the page.

Using Web Chat

After creating and securing your chat page you will be able to chat with members and create new chats.  You can view your direct messages and group messages.

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Click the rtaImage (77) button to display the chat in it's own window.

Chat search, settings and sounds on/off can be accessed via rtaImage (78)

Under chat settings you can leave the group, report abuse, rename the chat group name and view a list of members in the group.

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Type your message in the box provided.  You can also upload an image by clicking the image button in the chat area.

rtaImage (80)To create a new direct chat click rtaImage (81) and search for the member you would like to chat with.