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Permissions Settings

To edit permissions for your chat, go to the chat settings page and click Permissions.

By default, the permissions are fairly restricted to prevent abuse.

You are of course free to allow users to do more or less, depending on how much you trust them or what features you need from the chat.

It's all in your control.

General Permissions Settings#

Present a CAPTCHA for users#

If you're experiencing a lot of bots or troublemakers joining the chat, turning on this option may help.

You can also choose who this affects:

  • Guests (unregistered users)
  • All Visitors (unranked)
  • Everyone (all ranks)

Allow Guests (un-registered users) to view and talk in your chat#

By default, guests (un-registered users) can view and talk in your chat.

You can set it so that they can view only, or cannot view or talk.

Requiring registrations may help reduce troublesome users from joining your chat and sending offending messages.

Who can view the Action Log?#

The Action Log contains a list of actions that have taken place on your chat, e.g. kicks, bans, rank changes etc.

You can modify who can view the action log here.

Who can view the Chat Archive of messages?#

The chat archive contains the history of messages sent on your chat.

You can modify who can view the chat archive here.

Who can enable Invisible?#

Invisible mode prevents other users from seeing you in the chat user list.

Invisible mode can be enabled by clicking on your name in the chat, and clicking on "Enable Invisible".

This can help you moderate the chat since some users may not break chat rules if they see a moderator is online.

Who can use Markdown?#

Markdown allows users to make their messages bold, italicized, strucktrough etc.

You can modify who can view the markdown here.

Who can send messages with new lines? (Shift+Enter)#

By default, this is set to managers and higher only.

This feature allows you to restrict who can send messages with new lines, as this can be abused to spam the chat.

It can however be very helpful when sending large amounts of text.

Links and GIFs#

You can manage who can send various content in your chat.

Who can send URLs?#

You can restrict who can send URLs (links) within the chat.

By default, all users can send links.

If users are posting bad links, you can change this option.

Users will see a message stating that their rank does not allow them to post links if they try posting a link without the sufficient permissions.

Should GIFs/Images users send display within the chat?#

You can manage whether GIFs and images show up in the chat by default, and whether the GIF search option is shown.

GIFs are fun, but can be distracting.

If you're having serious discussions in your chat, you can turn this off.

Do you want a preview of web links to show within the chat?#

A short description and image preview of links are shown when a link is posted in the chat.

Uploads#

What file types do you wish to allow users to upload?#

You can manage what file types are allowed to be uploaded, and by what rank.

For example, you can allow only images, GIFs and videos to be posted.

Or, if you're using the chat to share documents, you can choose on a per rank basis and allow .docx .doc .xls .xlsx.

Owners will always be able to upload any file.

Maximum file size (in MB) that each rank may upload per file?#

You can choose the maximum file size that each rank is allowed to upload per file.

For example, you might allow moderators to upload larger files since they can be trusted.

Owners always have the maximum allowed for your plan.