@kurulumu-net Welcome back sir :)
UNSOLVED Is "Group chat" a new feature?
I see a recent topic that seems to suggest that there is a "Group Chat" feature. And I think I saw a "group chat" setting in my new v1.18.
This topic from Jan 2021 is about "Group chat" and mentions "Chat rooms": https://community.nodebb.org/topic/15267/message-history-in-group-chat
Having a "chat room" for a group sounds great. What is the current procedure for making that happen?
After messaging NodeBB support directly, here is my current understandings of "group chat" in the realm of NodeBB forums:
Organic group chats can be created at anytime by any users through the chat feature.
Official forum GROUPS can share a group forum private conversation that is exclusive of the other members if the admin sets up a category with permissions specific to that GROUP.
@zandertrek Not a new feature. Been around for a while. Although less than intuitive to create. I also find many low tech users confused by group chats due to being stuck in the functional fixedness of "private chat". That said, I like 'em.