Using the Group Chat feature the Church App

Enabling a Group Chat, Starting a Group Chat and an Overview of Group Chat Features in the Tithely Church App

Chat is a feature built into Groups within the Tithely Church App. Before you can start using Chat, you must activate Groups. Learn more about setting up your Groups within Tithely People and adding Groups to your App, then proceed below.


Enable Chat in the App for Groups

You must create your groups in Tithely People to enable Group Chat.
📄 More Information: Setting up Your Groups

  1. Login to your Tithely Admin account.

  2. Select People from the left-hand menu.

  3. Select the Group you'd like to enable chat for.

  4. Under the Edit Group section, toggle on Show in App.

  5. Once Show in App is toggled on, you can toggle on Group Chat.


  6. Set your Group Access to Private or Public.

    Private will allow an App user to request to join a group. Requests are sent to the group leader. Public groups allow App users to join without requesting.

  7. Save Group.

Please Note: The Group Type determines what data will display within the App. If you would like location, time, and frequency displayed, those items must be turned on within the Group Type

How to Start a Group Chat in the App

  1. Navigate to Groups within the App

  2. Tap on the Chat Icon 💬 in the top right of the screen.

  3. Choose the Group you'd like to start chatting with.



Group Chat Features

  • Send a message.

  • React to a message using one of the following emojis: 🎉 🙌🏼 😄 👍🏼 😂 ❤️

  • Online Presence: member avatars change from full-colour to black and white depending on if online.

    • Online: colour

    • Offline: black and white

  • Send a photo or video.

  • Send a gif.

  • Mention specific people in your group using the @ symbol and typing their names.

This feature does not include Chat Moderation. Leaders can delete messages in the group chat.

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