What is the STREAMBOXY Chat?
Using the Chat feature you are able to communicate with other participants during a Session using text messages.
Documentation for Speaker and Organizers
You are in the documentation for PARTICIPANTS, therefore speaker features are not described here.
You can find detailed information about the different roles in STREAMBOXY here.
How do I open the Chat?
The chat icon (speech bubbles) is located on the right or left navigation bar, depending on your administrators configuration.
Why can't I see the chat?
A chat can be enabled by the admin in the main room (lobby) or in individual breakout rooms (this happens in the backstage).
If you cannot find the chat, it is not enabled or the Session is not open yet.
How to use the chat?
Every participant who is enabled for the chat can compose messages. To do this, write your message in the "Write a message..." field and send it by pressing the arrow key in the message field.
In addition to composing texts, emojis can be sent along. These are located below the text field.
Who can I send messages or emojis to?
In the message box, you can select whether you want to send your message to all participants in the session or only to the speakers.
By default, "All" is selected and you send your message to all participants.
If you want to send a message exclusively to instructors, click on the drop-down field and select "Speakers only".
The speaker(s) can also set that participants can only send their messages to speakers and that there is no choice between "All" and "Speakers only". The drop-down field is therefore not given.
This configuration is useful, for example, if participants are to remain anonymous among themselves. Normally, as soon as a message is sent in the chat, the name of the author is displayed.
You can find more information about the different roles in STREAMBOXY here.
Reactions and Actions
By clicking on the three dots next to the message, a pop-up appears with various reaction ("Like", "Dislike", "Laugh", "Sad") and action options ("Delete message", "Reply").
Note: Please be aware that you as a participant can only delete your own messages.
Reacting on Messages
You can "show" four different "reactions" ("Like", "Dislike", "Laugh", "Sad").
The reaction can then be seen to the left of the three dots. The number next to the reaction indicates the number of reactions that have been made to this message.
The action "Delete message" is only possible for your own messages. Your own messages are the messages centered on the right side of the chat panel. After deletion, your message disappears for all participants and cannot be restored.
The speaker can delete messages from anyone.
Replying to messages
You can reply to any message in the chat by clicking on "Reply" in the actions.
Write your text or emojis in the message field that opens ("Reply to this message..."), which is indented below the respective question.
Emojis, reactions and actions (delete message, reply) are also possible in the replies.
Within the mobile view you can find the Chat symbol on the bottom menu bar.
Note: The Dropdown-field for "All" and "Speakers only" is currently not included in this screenshot.