Global Chat Release With New FeaturesApr 27, 2021
At Jodel, we strive to build engaging hyperlocal communities and we believe that the result of that is not only a feeling of belonging but also a desire to connect with each other on a personal level. That’s why we launched the Beta version of Chat around 1 year ago to allow users to connect privately with each other. Whether to help a neighbour out, buy or sell something on Jodel or simply have a nice conversation with someone directly, the exchange of private contact details wasn’t really easy in a Jodel world without Chat.
After getting lots of feedback, improving the performance by reducing the amount of errors and issues significantly, adding some frequently requested features and counting more than 5 million Chat messages exchanged each day, we are rolling Chat out everywhere today with some new features.
If this is the first time you hear about a Chat feature on Jodel, here’s how it works:
- If you engage in a Jodel (as OJ or as a replier), you can now click on the replier of the user you want to chat with
- That user needs to first accept your request to chat
- Chat conversations can be found in the Chat Center in the Notifications tab on iOS and in the List view in the Me page on Android
- You can disable receiving chat requests globally (under the Dark Mode button in the Settings) & now also per post
This is new:
To give your frequently used Chats a more personal touch, from today you can give Chats a customized name. Simply click on the context menu in the upper right corner within a Chat and select the option to “Rename” the chat. The name you choose will be only visible for you.
An often mentioned request was to control the possibility to receive chat requests on a post level. This is also possible from today on. Simply click on the 3 dot menu within a Jodel and select the option to turn chat requests on/off for that post.
Additionally messages within a Chat can be copied and also pasted now and we adjusted the look of various components slightly. Let us know about what you think about the improvements by using the Hashtag #chat and stay tuned for more exciting Product updates in the future.
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