Creating a Public or Private Group

SparkChat Public and Private Groups are used for the following purposes
 Public Groups are open to all members in your team/ Company and anyone can join or leave the chatroom whenever they wish to.
Private Groups are used when you want to speak to a specific set of people about a certain topic. Group Members can be added to a group only by the admin (generally the team member that has created the group) and is by invite only.

Creating a new private and public group

1. Click the + icon at the bottom right hand side corner of your app. This will open a menu with multiple options including:
  • New Message
  • Create Private group
  • Create Public group

  • 2. Create Private Group if you wish to create a private, members only group or Create Public Group if you wish to build an open chatroom where anyone within your organization can join or leave whenever they wish to.

    3. Enter a Private Group or Public Group name in the space provided on the next screen.

    4. Select team members to invite. Click on the + sign to the right of Contact mentioned below the group name and check the contacts from your contact list that you would like to add into your public or private group. You can also search basis the contacts name and the relevant contact shall be filtered.

    5. Click on the tick mark at the top right corner of the page. Click the tick mark at the top right corner of the next page as well and your group is created.

    6. You can now speak to the members in the group that you have added.

    who can create a group

    This will depend on the role assigned to and the features made available by the admin of SparkChat in your team/ company. This feature may or may not be available to you basis the feature set made available by the admin.