All of the action within groups takes place in rooms. With different rooms for different topics, purposes, or sub-groups, groups stay more organized - allowing people to tune into the conversations they care about, without being overwhelmed by the rest.
Groups mix and match 5 different kinds of rooms to create the perfect setup:
- Chat Rooms: chat in real time with text, pics, videos, GIFs, mentions, replies, reactions, polls, pins, and more. You can also create a meetup or an event to bring your people together.
- Forum Rooms : create and share posts with all the fun stuff from chat rooms (pics, videos, GIFs, mentions, etc), plus rich text formatting and sorts & filters by most recent, most commented on, and more
- Video Rooms pop-in to hang out with up to 16 people at a time
- Audio Rooms : talk live with up to 99 people; it’s like a big group phone call
- Broadcast Rooms : up to 8 people can broadcast live to an audience of up to 5,000
When you create a room, you'll decide which level of access it has.
- Open: Everyone in your group can see Open rooms - these are great for broad, general conversations. For each Open room you can determine…
- All Members Added vs. Opt-In — Each Open room can be set so that all new and existing members of the group are automatically added it or can be set as "Opt-in." When a room is “Opt In” this means members won’t be automatically added to it but will see a prompt to “Join more rooms” at the bottom of their room’s list and can choose to join it if they want. “Opt-In” rooms are great for niche sub groups, regional rooms, etc. that not everyone in your group may be interested in (i.e. if you have members all over the country, you may want to make a room for New Yorkers to be "Opt-in" so that people in New York can find and join it on their own)
- Required vs. Leavable: Open rooms can either be “Required” meaning that members cannot leave them (these are useful for rooms/conversations that are vital to the group or community, e.g. Announcements) or “Leavable” meaning that a member is able to leave the room if they don’t want to be in it.