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OpenChat

Each Community has a chat feature called OpenChat where community members can safely converse with each other in a group chat setting that is only viewable by community members. With OpenChat, members can network, share interests, communicate with community owners, and share information in real-time.

Accessing OpenChat

To access OpenChat in your community follow the instructions below:
  • Navigate to the community page you wish to chat in
  • Click "Open chat" to open the chat screen
  • Input messages in "write a message" and click the send icon to post in the chat
  • In the bottom left corner of the screen click the gray "+" to access your camera and your gallery, to post a gif, and to post a paid message​

Message Types

With OpenChat you can post almost anything in real-time conversations with other community members. These message types include:
  • Text
  • Photos taken and Videos recorded in real-time, as well as those saved on your device
  • Photo and Video uploaded from phone gallery
  • Web Links
  • OpenGraph Links

Message Threads

Every message in OpenChat acts similar to a Conversation on Zion. Every message can get reacted to with an emoji, boosted, an commented on in a thread. Comments on message threads can be any type of media accepted in OpenChat messages.
To comment, react or view a message thread please follow the instructions below:
  • Navigate to the community page where the message you would like to interact is
  • Click "Open chat" to open the chat screen
  • Navigate to the message you would like to review and double tap it. This will give you the option to:
    • React with an emoji
    • Reply to the message
    • Copy
    • Pin the message(Community Administrators only)
    • Copy the link to the message to send in the Zion app or outside of Zion
    • Report content that breaks community rules
    • Boost the message to give SATS to the post's owner
    • Delete the message if you are a community admin, or if you sent the message
In communities where owners have turned on payed messages, members can post messaged where community members must pay to view.
To create a paid message follow the intstructions below:
  • Navigate to the community page where the message you would like post a paid message in
  • Click "Open chat" to open the chat screen
  • In the bottom left corner of the screen click the gray "+"
  • Click "Paid message",
  • Enter the amount of SATS you want members to pay to unlock your message content and click "Continue"
  • Input messages in "write a message" and click the send icon to post in the chat. Additionally, make sure the send icon is gold and not gray. If your send icon is not gold then the message will not be a paid message
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