Chat Group Modules

Introduction

Up to 50,000 members can join your app's chat group and enjoy the seamless features of nandbox, including voice memos, multimedia file sharing, and video streaming. There is no limit to the number of chat groups you can create in your app.

You can create group chats for businesses and individuals. With the ability to personalize each group chat with a name, display picture, description, and category classification. The group chat admin can change these details anytime.

You can configure your chat group to be public or private. A public group is the best option if you want to allow anybody to join the group and have members invite other users to join while in the private group, only the chat admin will be able to invite new members to join, with the option to choose the group admins for each group.

There are three modules included:

1.) Group List: Displays the list of all groups that are available on the app.

2.) User Groups: Show the groups that the user has joined.

3.) Chat Group: Opens a chat group that members of the group can interact with each other.

Once you create a group, it will be appear in the group list and users will be able to join it, once they do, it will appear to them in the user group.

This module is the best to use if you want to build a Messaging App.

Installation

You can install the 'Group list' and the 'Chat Group' module in your App in the following places:

  • App's Home Menu ✓
  • App's Side Menu ✓
  • User Groups can only be installed in the side menu.

You can find the chat group modules in the social category.

Drag and drop the modules into your home or side menu to install them.

Duplicability

This module can be duplicated in several sections in your app. ✓

Main Features

The Chat Group module comprises 67 features, set as default.

1.) Chat

Your app users can chat as well as share images and receive push, and in-app notifications.

2.) View Profile

A profile view that shows the user's basic information.

3.) Last Seen

Displays the time of the user's last login in peer-to-peer chats. If the user disables this feature, they won't be able to see other people's last seen status.

4.) Video Trimming

A video editor for trimming videos for a previously recorded clip, and enables re-encoding it to lower quality (compressing), exactly like Whatsapp.

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5.) Edit Messages

For users to edit their messages after being sent. The edited messages will be amended accordingly at the users' end, exactly like Telegram.

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6.) Recall Messages

An exclusive feature in nandbox, users can delete their sent messages without a time limit, recall their messages anytime.

7.) Invitation QR Codes

For users to subscribe to groups on your app via scanning QR codes.

8.) Ban Users

Allows administrators to kick out specific users from groups or channels created on your app.

9.) Current Location Sharing

For users to share their current locations with other users within your app, exactly like Whatsapp.

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10.) In-App Sounds & Vibrations

For users to customize app sounds, vibration, and notification tones, like Whatsapp.

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Configuration

1.) Once you installed the module, by dragging and dropping it in the home or side menu, click on the gear icon to configure the settings of the module.

2.) Here you can rename the module and choose an android and an iOS icon for it.

3.) From the settings, you can choose which group to set.

4.) Click on "Add" to create a new group and then create "Add New".

5.) You can then enter the group name and description.

6.) Once you created the group, you can select it and click on "Insert".

7.) Don't forget to click "Save", note that all groups created from the web builder will be public.

8.) To check out the features, click on "Features".

9.) You can also set a welcome message to your users when they join the group, click on "Set Message" and set it up.

10.) Users can also join a channel by scanning the QR for your group.

11.) You can also assign admins to a specific channel.

12.) Invite your users to join the group through Twitter, Facebook, or by sending them a link to join.

13.) Don't forget to save after you finish the configuration.

Create a Private Group

From a mobile go to User Groups.

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Tap on the ''+'' sign at the top right hand side of the screen.

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Tap on Chat Group.

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Enter the group name and description.

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Select the privacy to private, then tap Done.

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Must-Have Modules

It's better to add these modules to your App's Side Menu (step 3)

  • User Groups: It shows to your app users the chat groups that they have already joined.
  • Groups List: It shows a list of your app's available chat groups for users to join.

Complementary Modules

  • Contacts List: It shows to your app users a list of their contacts who also use your app.
  • Direct Chat Module: a simple tab will be allocated for a direct, one-to-one chat with the user of your choice.

Similar Apps

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Module Walkthrough

Activating the Chat Group

1.) Click "Chat Groups" in the Admin menu, placed on the left of your nandbox dashboard.

2.) Click on the "Create New" button or the small icon at the bottom right side of the page, to be prompted with a pop-up window where you can create a new group.

3.) A window will appear where you can enter your group name and description.

You will also find a video below explaining the process.

4.) After you created the group, you can hover over it and click on the edit button to configure the group.

5.) You can enter the group image, group name, and description in the first section.

6.) You can also add a splash screen to your group, which includes an image, title, and description, you can also change the button text and colors associated with it.

A splash screen is an introductory graphical screen that shows a explanatory message when you first install an app, it can also be displayed when a user first enters a group or a channel.

Which will look something like this:

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7.) You can also include a search filter in your group:

Note that you have to include the search module in your app first, here are the steps to do that:

Adding a Search Filter

1.) After you installed the Search module, click on the gear icon to configure it.

2.) Scroll down until you reach "filter" and then click on setup.

3.) You will be prompted with a screen where you can tick multiple filters, you can name the filter, and assign the search criteria for each filter.

4.) After you're done, don't forget to tick the filter and click save.

5.) Go back to the group settings, you will find your filter there, and you can assign each group to come up with a selected search filter.


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