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 will find the speaker documentation here.
  • You will find the orgnaizer documentation 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. 

Chat Icon


The chat panel opens either automatically when you enter the room or only when you independently click on the chat icon on the side. 

This is configured in the backstage by the admin. The chat panel can be closed again independently by clicking on the chat icon or on the cross on the panel.

Close Panel

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?

Sending Messages
Every participant who is enabled for the chat can compose messages. To do this, write your message in the "Write message..." field and send it by pressing the arrow key in the message field.


Sending Emojis

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.

Chat sending to "Everyone"

If you want to send a message exclusively to instructors, click on the drop-down field and select "Speakers only".

Chat sending to "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.

Speakers only chat

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").

Reactions and actions

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").

Reacting to messages

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.

Deleting Messages

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.

Deleting Messages

Replying to messages

You can reply to any message in the chat by clicking on "Reply" in the actions.

Replying to messages

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.

Reply to a message

Mobile View

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.

Mobile View Chat 

Further Reading

More information and detailed description of the participant interface can be found here