Minnit Chat’s major overhaul is now live!

Minnit’s overhaul is now live. Every page has been re-coded in a new language, the entire chatroom has been re-designed, and more.

A few things you might notice, is that photos you upload will now be much higher quality. The mobile version of the chat has also been completely redone from the ground-up. And we’ve made features more clear — instead of a bunch of icons, many of the items are now in the menu button, with clear text labeling. A lot of this couldn’t have been done without the suggestions and support from everyone who’s used Minnit thus far, so we thank you sincerely.

There are many other performances under the hood, so we hope you like everything!

And be sure to check out forum.minnit.chat if you have any suggestions

  • Better chat listings
  • More chats are now shown on the homepage when logged in, and on the discover page. Pages are included so you can see all of the featured/popular chats.

  • Improved image quality
  • Avatars and backgrounds will be compressed much less when uploaded, so your images will look better than ever. If you’ve already uploaded an image, you’ll need to reupload it so that it will be stored and shown in the higher quality.

  • Forum added
  • We’ve added a brand new forum: forum.minnit.chat for you to post suggestions, promote your chat or just discuss any topic.

    You’ll need to register a forum account before you can post.

    We’ll be looking closely at the forum for suggestions on what to add next, so be sure to post there if you have any ideas!

  • More payment methods added
  • A new payment method has been added to buy coins:

    PaymentWall – Prepaid cards, bank transfers and more. Different payment methods will be shown depending on your location.

    Coins allow you to purchase smiley packs, chat upgrades and profile upgrades.

  • Ranks list added to Edit Chat
  • Simply go to edit chat and click on “Ranks List” and you’ll be able to add, remove or change ranks for any of the users on your chat.

  • Users can now register or create a chat with any name (bad words were previously blocked). Note that names that break the terms of service can result in your account being deleted.
  • Users can now login by entering their email address instead of their username
  • You can now see how many coins you have when you click on your name (this automatically updates if you buy coins or buy something from the shop)
  • If your account has an email address attached to it and it is activated, password changes will now send a notification email.
  • !urban free command added to bot which provides a definition of a word or phrase from urbandictionary.com
  • Fixed several bugs preventing the table in action log and transcripts from being displayed properly
  • General changes in wording across many pages (register, homepage) to make things more clear
  • Improved disconnection handling for the bot. If the bot’s disconnects from your chat because of network problems, the bot will try to rejoin your chat.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability updates
  • Holiday update from Minnit Chat!

    This is a post from @brk, one of the founders of Minnit Chat

    I would like to thank everyone for helping make Minnit Chat better, with various suggestions and feedback. I wanted to take the time to explain what’s been going on behind the scenes.

    First off, Minnit Chat is exiting its “beta phase” in the coming months. We are re-doing a lot of pages, moving away from PHP to a more fast & secure language, so that’s taking a lot of time. I, personally, enjoy trying to find glitches and hacks in other websites, so believe me when I say that we are always making sure Minnit Chat is above the pack, and better than ever.

    Now, obviously this takes time, and, while we’re getting very close, there’s still stuff to be done. Just hang tight. Afterwards, I hope to work on re-designing some aspects of the chat, making mobile & web versions more similar, so it’s less confusing for our users to go from one device to another. Stay tuned for that in 2018.

    Furthermore, on a more personal level, I have been having health problems, so I’m sorry I haven’t been around to speak to people quite so much. My time on Minnit is spent more on the security upgrades, and less on fun stuff like Smilies. Don’t worry — I, as well as @WYW, know that everybody loves the smilies, so we haven’t forgotten about you.

    Speaking of Smilies: (snowman) and (grinch) were added today, and a Santa hat can be added to your smilies via the Smiley Maker. These are all free to use, to help you celebrate Christmas right.

    Chat owners — if you ever have questions or suggestions, send it in to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer. We’re always working alongside you to make sure everything works just as you want.

    Thanks again, and have a Merry Christmas!!!

    Minnit Chat – New Features and Updates

    Hello everyone! As chat owners, we know users might sometimes ask you for help with registration, or questions about the service. While many of you have read various documentation on the Wiki that can help you learn more about how Minnit operates, we wanted to take the time to explain some of the recent changes that have been made, as well as touch on some of the upcoming features.

    Over the past week, the entire chat layout was re-designed to allow it to work better with larger backgrounds that take up the entirety of the chat. This feature was long requested, and we are pleased to deliver it to you. We’ve also made the chatroom slightly wider when used directly.

    Second, Numrace was updated so the numbers being played are no longer shown to the entire chat. This will help keep things more fair.

    Third, we added the ability to display colored scrollbars to users on Firefox and Microsoft Edge. These have always been applied in Google Chrome, but now the chat experience is consistent across even more browsers.

    Now, for the upcoming features:

    First, as always, more smilies are being worked on. We hope to have the Castle themed smiley pack out soon, which includes a crown, tiara, a dragon, and a smiley wielding a sword, as well as other smilies and features. Stay tuned to our Twitter to know when it releases!

    Second, we are working hard behind the scenes to update the server code to make things faster and more secure. These changes won’t always be apparent, and we don’t publicly state every security update made, but rest assured, many things happen behind the scenes.

    Third, we will be changing the layout of some of the pages to make them a bit easier to use. Don’t be surprised if you open a page and the design has changed! Don’t worry — none of the functionality will ever go away. We will always keep Minnit Chat as advanced and powerful as ever before.

    Remember — if you ever have a suggestion or issue, contact us on the Support system!

    We hope you enjoy the various updates.

    – @brk

    Bots

    We are happy to announce that you can now get a Bot in your chat.

    Premium Bots can automatically kick users who use words you block. If they keep it up, the bot will ban them. You can change the reasons for kicking & banning, how many warnings to give, and how long to ban. This makes the Bot great for moderating your chat while you’re away.

    Of course, the bot is about more than just banning. The premium bot comes with Typerace, a brand new game where users must type a phrase as fast as possible. The bot then announces the winners; this makes for fun competition!

    There are many new features available for free, as well: the bot can also help you keep track of who visits your chat with Auto Regular. You can choose to make all users who enter a Regular, or wait until they talk. You can even specify it to be registered users only, to help prevent duplicates.

    Want even more? Ask the bot any question using the !8ball command, and it will answer. Or, it can help you choose by randomly selecting an option using !choose. Flip a coin with !coinflip. Calculate the likelihood of love using !lovetest. Count down to a date using !countdown. Slap a user with !slap. All of these commands are free to use.

    You can see a full command list here. Of course, more commands and features will be added in the future, so stay tuned.

    Visit your chat’s “Edit Chat” menu to get your bot set up!

    New Smiley Packs / Profile Upgrades

    Hello again! Today, Minnit Chat just got even better with more advanced smilies and smilie customization, in the form of “Smiley Packs”. These are “packs” of extra smilies, hats, accessories, and, for the first time ever, facial hair, which will allow you to customize your smilies even more. We’ve come out with three unique packs: Fancy, Pirate, and Colors. Also, we’ve added more ways to enhance your Minnit Chat profile, with “Profile Upgrades”. You can add your top 8 best friends, or change the colors of your profile. Click Here to check out the shop and learn more.

    Features are purchased using Coins. At the moment, coins are tied to your account, but we plan on adding the ability to transfer Coins to other users later on. If you would like to immediately transfer your Coins, please contact Minnit Support.

    We plan on adding even more smiley packs and profile upgrades as time goes on, so be sure to follow our Twitter to stay up to date. Remember: While some smilies and upgrades are paid upgrades, Minnit Chat is and always will be a fast HTML5 chat that’s free to use and embed. Our core goal has not, and will not, change.

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    Translating

    Today, we’ve launched another big update for Minnit Chat: The chat now supports other languages! You can select your language by clicking the Settings icon in the chat, and selecting from the dropdown. Minnit Chat will try to set the appropriate language for you upon visiting.

    We also allow chat owners who wish to generate an HTML5 chat code in another language to change the chat language by default to new users. See minnit.chat/embed.

    Finally, we would like to reach out to the community to help with translating. At the moment, we only offer a few languages. If you know any other language, head on over to minnit.chat/translate and fill out the form as best you can for approval. We will contact you with any questions.

    Happy chatting!

    Thank you!

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