This article contains information about attendee chat, direct message (DM), and Q&A features available in the Chat window in Bevy Virtual Meetup. To learn more about the list of new features, please see here
Send a message in chat
Use the chat to send a message that's visible to all attendees at the event. Note that Bevy supports chat moderation by host/moderator and automated profanity filtering. To learn more, see moderation tools.
To send a message to all:
Select the Chat tab at the bottom.
Type a message at the bottom of the Chat window and either click the arrow or press Enter to send.
You can also:
- React to other attendees' messages by clicking the Emoji button next to the person's name
- Quote someone's message by clicking the Quote button next to the person's name
A chat message can have up to 1000 characters.
Send a direct message (DM)
Within the event, you can send a DM to another attendee from the attendee list:
Select the Participants tab at the bottom.
Locate the name of the attendee you want to DM on the top-right-corner window
Click the Three-dots more button to the right of the person’s name.
Click Send direct message (DM).
- You can then start typing in questions in the lower-right-corner DM window.
Your DMs are saved from one event to the next, so you will be able to reconnect with the people you meet by returning to the DMs window.
Ask questions: Q&A
With the Q&A feature enabled by the host/moderator, use the Q&A tab to ask questions to the presenters. This keeps questions separate from general chat. Beyond posing questions, attendees can upvote and sort them.
To ask a question:
Go to the Q&A window by clicking Q&A tab at the bottom.
- Type your question, and then send it.
To upvote a question:
Click the thumbs-up image to the right of the attendee's name who asked.
Clicking it again removes your vote.
To sort questions:
When there is more than one question with upvotes under Q&A, click the Sort button to sort by New or Most voted questions.
For each new vote, click the Sort button again to refresh the order.
Once 100 unanswered questions accumulate, new questions can't be asked. This limit resets when the number of unanswered questions drops below 90.
Additional chat features
The available features:
You can use emojis, @mentions, and Markdown language.
You can report another attendee’s message.
Likewise, you can also delete your messages.
Emojis 🐱🏍 💥
To include emojis in your message or react to another attendee's message:
Open the emoji menu in one of these ways:
Click the emoji icon in the Chat window
Type a colon and an emoji search term (like :thumbs-up)
Use a keyboard shortcut
On Mac: command + ctrl + space
On Windows: windows key + ;
Choose an emoji. You can also adjust the default skin tone of an emoji.
Type @ followed by an attendee's name to direct them to your chat message. When you type @, a menu containing all attendees is displayed.
You can use Markdown language to style your messages. There are many Markdown resources online, like this one.
To add bullets in chat, use dashes with a space after the hyphen:
- Write the press release[SHIFT+ENTER]
- Update the website[SHIFT+ENTER]
- Contact the media
It will look like this:
Write the press release
Update the website
Contact the media
Common Markdown elements:
**bold text** = bold text
*italicized text* = italicized text
To learn more, see Use Markdown in the Bevy Virtual chat.
Delete a message
Attendees, hosts/moderators and admins can delete their messages.
Hosts/moderators can delete attendee messages.
Admins can delete attendee and other hosts' messages.
To delete a message:
From the menu to the right of the message, click the Three-dots-more button.
Confirm by clicking Delete.
Host and moderators can pin a message. Pinned messages display at the top of the chat.