How Do I Create a Text Chat Event?

Once you've upgraded your Mighty Network to The Community Plan or above, you have the opportunity to create Events that can bring your members together in real-time. There are several options available for hosting virtual Events for your members, including the ability to schedule Zoom meetings or webinars right within your Mighty Network

This article covers an additional option called a Text Chat Event. While a Text Chat Event doesn't have video or audio, it's a fun way to chat back and forth with members in your All Member Chat area. Members can chat in real-time, and share images, rich links, video links, and emojis. When you are running a Text Chat Event, the All Member Chat area opens up from your Event post on the web or within the iOS and Android apps.

Creating a Text Chat Event

To create a Text Chat Event, first, make sure that Events have been enabled following the instructions here.

Then, use the + button to create an Event and set up the specific details you want to customize for this Event (title, date and time, if you want it to be a Repeating Event, etc.).

Under Event Type, make sure "Online" is selected, and then you'll see an option in the dropdown menu for selecting a Text Chat.

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Once you've finished creating and posting your Event, the link to All Member Chat where the Event takes place will be available right on the Event post, so that members can click or tap to join as soon as the Event begins.

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When it's time for a Text Chat Event to start, members who have RSVP'd "yes" or "maybe" will receive an Event reminder notification 30 minutes before it begins.

How to turn on All Member Chat

When it's time for your Text Chat Event to start, you'll want to first make sure that All Member Chat is enabled in the area where your Event is taking place. All Member Chat can be turned on across your entire Mighty Network, or it can only be enabled in a specific Group or Course. 

To enable All Member Chat in your main Mighty Network, just go to Network Settings > Premium Features and make sure this feature is turned "on" before your Event starts. You'll find the All Member Chat setting in a Group or Course by going to Settings > General Settings in that Group or Course.

To turn on All Member Chat: 

  • For a Mighty Network, navigate to Network Settings > Members > Member Communication.
  • For a Course or Group, navigate to General Settings within the Group or Course

After you have enabled All Member Chat, members can navigate to the chat on the web and their mobile apps. Read more about All Member Chat here

When running a Text Chat Event, the All Member Chat area opens up from your Event post on the web or within the iOS and Android apps so that members who are using the apps can easily join the Text Chat Event.

Save a Transcript After a Text Chat Event

When a Text Chat Event is over, Hosts have the option of saving a full transcript of the Text Chat as an Article that members can reference later. 

To save a transcript of the Text Chat as an Article, open up the three-dot menu from the upper right corner of your All Member Chat area and select "Save Chat as Post."

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From there, you will be able to select the time range for the chats you want to save as your transcript of the Event. Hitting "Post" will create a new draft of an Article with the entire Text Chat transcript available in the body of the post. You can add your own title, images, and formatting to the text that appears above the Text Chat transcript.

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When you're ready to publish the draft of your Text Chat Event transcript, just hit the Post button in the upper right corner of your article!

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Updated July 2022

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