Group chats

Feature Requests
  • I know this has been requested many times, but this is my personal single most-wanted feature in NodeBB. 1-to-1 chatting is great but group chatting would be killer functionality.

  • There are forks of @Schamper's shoutbox that contain "group" chats.

  • I think he wants to have group chat added to the private messaging, ie. so that you could invite other people to join in on the private conversation you are having with someone else and make it a group/conference chat -> they could see the chat history you've already had in that conversation and join in on the discussion and drop out as they see fit.

    Shoutbox with groups wouldn't quite fill this hole because it could be important that the private message history is saved and I don't see the shoutbox doing that securely, it's not it's original function. Shoutbox is a shoutbox - it's meant for a few shouts and random comments, it's not meant to be the complete chat implementation.

    But I think having a well done group conversation added to private messaging would require a complete rewrite of the existing private messaging implementation.

    I also agree that it needs to be done eventually to get Nodebb up to the bar, but it's probably a lot of work and not a fast patch job.

  • @Scuzz I was referring to the in-built chat feature. If that feature wasn't part of core then I wouldn't be as interested in group chats or chats in general for that matter. But 1-1 chats are there, and without wanting to take anything away from the awesome feature, it feels half-baked right now. If my forum had users (it needs some love), I feel they would most probably ask how can I add friends to a chat convo?

  • yeah i think group chat would be an awesome addition to NodeBB! 😃

  • I am fairly sure this would be our no. 1 feature request as well. Group chats, without it .. it just feels like 2003 all over again. 👍

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    Everyone can build it together

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    Sorry forgot this one, mail notification settings says
    "Send an email if a new chat message arrives and I am not online"
    And I receive one even if I'm connected (but not on same tab) which does not match option configuration 😉

  • Proper way to purge chats

    Solved NodeBB Development
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    I will answer myself on question. 😉

    You need to remove these documents (_key pattern) from objects collection:

    message:8 messages:uid:8:to:16 uid:1:chats

    * where numbers are identifiers

    Or if you don't want to do it manually, you could wait for future NodeBB Utils plugin:

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  • Chat limit

    Bug Reports
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    While I engage in chat with someone through a mobile device, if I am typing a long message, it automatically gets send once I reach some character limit. Is this happening for anyone else, I noticed this in android tabkets and sometimes in laptop.
    Last this happened when I was typing a message over 1200 characters, it automatically got send, before I could finish it.

    Is this a bug or is this limit on characters imposed by default?

  • Add Permissions To Groups.

    Feature Requests
    1 Votes
    3 Posts

    Hey @CaioDA/@Xarcell

    The backend work to support moderators is actually present, although not integrated into the core yet.

    However, permissions can be applied for groups using the "Access Control" modal for each individual category. Does this help?