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UNA Messenger 9.0.13

Hello!

We have released an update for the Messenger module and now the latest version is 9.0.13.

Below you may see the list of the changes:

1) All the media file types are supported in messenger history (video, sound, image type).  If you upload a sound file and it supports with your browser (mp3 for example), then talk's participants can playback it immediately without transcoding.


2) Files slideout panel allows to view or download all files attached to the talk. This panel also will be used for other abilities in future versions. 


3) Add support for browser's storage. Now if you write a message and want to open another talk or close the chat window, it is possible without losing the text. Next time when you open the talk in the same browser, you may see the icon near unfinished talks and continue writing.  

4) Support for browser's history. Messenger saves all the opened browsers' talks during the session and if you click on back browser's button it redirects you to the previous talk, but not to the previous page. This ability also allows opening talks list panel instead of a pervious page in the mobile version. 


5) Notifications integration. Now if you already read the message, it will not be added to notifications panel and notifications list, so you don't have to read notifications about the already viewed message. In future versions, we will exclude notifications from push and emails queue for read messages. 

6) Real-time information about users who read the message. It means that if you are online and have sent/received a message, it is possible to see small icons of the participants who already viewed the message as well.

7) Online status now is synchronized with UNA user's status. Away status isn't removed and works for users who are in messenger now but may read another talk or move the focus to another app. 


8) Edit message function was simplified for use. Now if you want to edit just sent message you need to click on up arrow button.

9) Previous icons set Feather was replaced with UNA defaults icons FontAwesome. It means now messenger icons are synchronized with the site's icons.

10) New options for message delete function. Administration of the site can enable/disable the ability for members to remove their messages and also enable/disable the ability to remove messages immediately without administration confirmation. It means that admin can allow members to remove their messages immediately from the talk's history without leaving any online fingerprints.

11) New sound about just obtained message. Something like Doo :)

12) Many improvements and fixes for popup menus, users selections behaviour in creating talks and etc, also added a base for the future updates. 

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  • Thank you Alexey, because small details had escaped me :-) Good job!

    • I cleared my cache but i don't see all the stuff, like the little icons etc....

    • Great job! The Messenger is getting better and better.

    • Hey Alexey - Thank you for this post. I did have one small question. I mentioned a while back about using Jot as my main 'Chat' feature instead of Chat+ - I asked whether Jot would get updated to have the option to create 'Public' channels where members could JOIN the channel and chat without having to be manually added. 

      I believe the only way to have a group chat with multiple members right now is to manually add each one. Is there future plans to have the ability to create 'channels' where members can join themselves?


      • Hello Chris, and in fact, you can do it. If for example you create a custom page on which you add the messenger block, anyone who has access to this page (so you can play on the level of membres), can join the discussion, like the shoutbox. In addition, the chat channel created with the name of the page, will be accessible via messenger for people who have joined via the custom page, which does not prevent you can also add them manually. Is there something missing here?

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        • Hello Chris

          Yes, we plan to add something like channels ability and members will be able to join to them without manually adding them to the participants list by talk's vendor. Members will have ability to join to any public Talk. 

          But I can not tell you exact date when it will be released and the all details of this ability.

        • That is awesome Baloo - I can make that work for sure. I can just add a custom page like you stated and just add the messenger box!! Thank you 😁 

          • Do you mean a block that displays for example "27 users currently in the "Salon""?

            • That would work yes. Preferably something like your 2nd screenshot above (messenger page) showing 'each' person who is in the chat instead of a full count though. 

              • You may see participants names in messenger talk's title only when talk has not title, i.e. when talk was created from messenger main page, but not as block of any another page. It shows first 3 participant's names.  

              • How does it work with groups? Are all conversations across the entire site's members, or can conversations be private within groups? 

                • Hello Garrett Ewald

                  If you enable Messenger block for groups in studio ->pages -> groups -> view group page's settings and then create a group, you will see a block with messenger on group's page and it will use group's privacy. It means that if you create group only for friends, then groups page will be available only for the friends and thus messenger block also will be available only for friends who joined to the group and have access to the groups view page.

                  Also all participants of the group will be able to see talk from the group in their main messenger page, but only in case if they already posted a message to the talk, because only in this case messenger adds members to the participants list, otherwise all group's participants should open group's view page with messenger block to read talk's history.

                   

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