We're delighted to announce our brand new feature. In addition to private and event-wide chat - both admins and attendees can now create group chats in the Professional Conference platform.
We know networking is critical for the success of any event. In virtual and hybrid conferences, this can be a very challenging task. Our group chat feature helps attendees make new connections, maintain existing ones and also enables wider discussion on the conference topics that matter to them.
Attendees can create groups, invite and add participants, then network and discuss. Group chat works effortlessly across mobile and web, so you can engage in-person and at-home attendees on the same platform.
Conference organisers can create specific groups before an event, for example, a job board, helpdesk or session group. Attendees can create groups during an event - the size, participants and topic is entirely up to them -whether they want to reconnect with old colleagues, chat about a session, or reach out to new academic partners.
Group chat is a highly flexible and powerful tool that will help you create an exceptional conference, and a highly engaged audience.
Here’s how it works
Anyone can create a group in a few clicks.
Simply click the pen icon from inside the chat feature and select Create a group
Set your name, image and privacy preference
Customise your group with a name and image. You can also choose the privacy settings of a group. Either allowing anyone in the conference to join, or setting it as private. Private groups require participants to be added by an existing group member.
Add people to your group
Decide who you want to include in the group or skip this step and add people later, or simply allow people to add themselves to the group.
Say hello and update your settings
Your group is now ready to go! Say hello to your group members, share conference information and update the group settings by clicking the three dots.
View all your groups, and join public ones
See all the groups you have created and joined, and view those available to join inside the Groups tab.
You can be sure that you will never miss an important conversation with our built-in notification system that will alert you inside the conference platform and send you email alerts if you are not online. These can be configured inside your notification preferences.
Blocking and reporting controls are in place to prevent any inappropriate use of the system. Admins will be alerted directly inside the conference platform if any groups are reported, and will have access to recent messages from all groups (public and private) so they can take suitable action in deleting groups or blocking specific users.
Share your feedback
We always love to hear your comments and ideas. If you have suggestions for new tools, or want to tell us what you think of this or any other feature, let us know.