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Make it possible to archive old chats. We hope you can make a solution.
Nov 17 2016
Not selected for implementation
Messages and notifications
Nov 18, 2016
Thanks for sharing. Can you please explain why?
We don’t delete your messages, and currently we don’t have any plans of adding a separate archive feature.
I guess you know that you can delete a single message (not a conversation).
Thanks for your suggestions, Tobias. Some comments, in order:
Our concern is to create the tool that works best in a school situation, not imitate every single feature of generic IM apps. Option to delete or archive conversations is currently not planned. We understand your concern about locating important messages, and we’re working on some powerful tools for that (search, mark a message for follow-up, filters).
We plan to show a confirmation when a message is read, as we know that this is a common concern for teachers. We will probably also show online status. We don’t however plan to display typing indicators (while this small detail can help a live conversation feel more immediate, we also know that many users aren’t comfortable with it).
“Speech bubbles” are under consideration - they are actually already in our app - but we have no immediate plans to add it to the web version. As you say this is common in many IM systems, but not in all. It has a strong connotation to live chat that some users more accustomed to mail may not yet be ready for. Your messages are still identifiable by the name and image displayed with each message.
We’ve taken some measures to differentiate group conversations and individual conversations. For instance, the label of the input field is “Send message to Tobias” if it’s a personal message and “Send to all” if it’s a group message. Also, group conversations can be identified by the conversation icon, and by the indicator of number of participants displayed at the top. We will see if we can add even more indicators for this.
Option to forward a message is planned.
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