Message Deleting and Changes to File Transfers

Hello,

We have received great feedback off of our update earlier this week, which you can read about by clicking here. We’ve had great talks with the chat owners, whether it was in-chat, over our Facebook page, or via our Ticket system. We’re glad to know it’s been a hit!

Now, there are two important matters to discuss, so chat owners, please take the time to read this to understand what’s new with Minnit Chat.

First order of business… The ability to delete individual messages is finally here. This has been requested by many owners, so we hope you enjoy it.

By default, all Moderators, Managers, and Owners may delete messages. To do this, you can either use the three dots next to a message, right-click a message, or tap-and-hold a message. You should then see the “Delete Message” option.

Once you delete the message, you will see “Message has been deleted by [your name]. Click to view.” Don’t worry — only those who are allowed to delete messages will see this! The rest of the users in your chat will no longer see the message whatsoever, as if it never existed.

If you click to view the message, you can also repeat the steps to un-delete the message. So, if you make a mistake, or a Moderator was unfairly deleting messages, you can always undo it. You have full control!

And, of course, in “Ranks, Permissions and Bans”, you can take away the deletion ability from Moderators or Managers. Taking this away also stops them from being allowed to view deleted messages, or view who deleted them.

Second order of business… The method that File Uploads works in Direct Messages has been revised. When we first released it, it always allowed everyone to upload anything in Direct Messages — which proved unpopular. So, here are the new rules:

  • If you DM a user in the same chat as you, you can only upload what the owner set.
  • If you DM a user in another chatroom or offline, you cannot upload anything, only send regular messages.
  • If you DM a user, and both of you have each other added as a friend, then you can both upload anything, even if one is offline or in another chat. This means if the chat owner turned off image uploads to keep the chat looking clean, but you want to share a photo of your cat, you and your friend can just add one another and send it via DM. Content uploaded in DMs will not count against the chatroom’s monthly bandwidth — instead, each user’s account gets 1GB/month of uploads specifically for DMs.

  • These rules are subject to change in the future.

    We hope you enjoy these changes. We’re hard at work on more features as we speak, so stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates.

    Happy chatting!

    Jesse @brk

    Minnit Chat – January 2019 Update

    Hello everyone!

    Today, we are proud to announce the January 2019 update to Minnit Chat. We have some great changes in this update, so let’s get started.

    First, and most importantly… File Uploads are finally live! You can click the Paperclip icon in the text box to upload and send a file. Files will be stored anywhere from 14-180 days, depending on which Payment Plan you are on. Upload images, videos, PDFs, and more.

    Chat Owners: Please take the time to go into your “Links, Media, and Uploads” section of the Edit Chat menu to configure who can upload files, and what they can upload. Each chat has its own monthly bandwidth limit, so you may wish to limit this to specific ranks.

    Second, the “Mentioning” system is now improved. If you begin typing “@b”, for instance, you will be able to quickly see a list of users in the chat, and in your friends list, whose names begin with “B”. Continue typing, e.g. “@brk”, to narrow the search results down to those whose names begin with “brk”.

    Third, you will see little context dots appear when you mouse over messages, or tap and hold on messages. This allows you to quickly mention users, interact with them, copy their message, and even report any media they upload.

    Finally, the chat style has been tweaked slightly for a more modern look.

    We hope you enjoy these changes. We have many more in the works as we speak, so stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages, so you can be first to know what changes are coming.

    Happy chatting!

    Jesse