Latest Upgrades to Chat: Clear Conversations + Volume Controls

We hope you're liking the new chat! As we mentioned in our most recent announcement about chat, your feedback around this project has been incredibly useful. Based on your requests, we've added two more things to chat. They're relatively small changes in the grand scheme of things, but we expect those of you who want them will be pretty happy to see them. 

First, we have added the ability to clear the chat of prior conversation. We asked you how you wanted to use this type of clear chat functionality, and we got a lot of different responses. So, we've made this available in two ways, which we think will cover most of the needs we heard expressed:

  • The ability to "Clear chat history" in the Main Room will let Network Creators and admins zero out the public chat. Everyone participating in the public chat will start with a clean slate. Members won't see this link.
  • All members will have the ability to "Clear chat history" in private conversations. This will remove all of the messages that are in their own view, while the member they are chatting with will continue to see the messages.

It's important to note that this link will appear at the top of the chat window so you will need to scroll to the top of the conversation to clear chat.

The second thing we added is a volume control for alert notifications. The default sound levels for everyone out there on the Internet can be pretty varied, so it makes sense to add this straightforward volume control. Too loud? Turn it down.

These two updates will wrap up the major work on our chat upgrade. The old Flash-based chat will stick around for a bit longer, but we will ultimately be turning off the old Flash-based chat. If you haven't tried out the new chat yet, now's a great time to get acquainted with it!

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nice!

Awesome!  Just tested it and it works great.

great .. thank you

+1

Bravo☺

But the Volume Control Icon on my site is not there

We've found the issue and should have this cleared up tomorrow.

I also

My isn't either, but not bothered about the extra functions anyway tbh :D

Hi Alex!

Great stuff as always!

Thanks,

Jen

+1

In my computer, wich is a good one, everything looks fine ! I really like all the founctionality you give us for the chat ! :-) 

But many member tell me that my network is very slow since the new chat is online. 
In fact... it's not the network.... I realized it's there computers !!! ;-)

After a short analysis, I realized that my CPU is a lot more used when I surf my network than any other web sites.

I'm not a programmer but if people need to have very good computer to go on my network.... It might be a major problem. No ? 

Do any other Ning Creators have the same problem ??? 

Having too much iframe might be a problem ????  (Google DFP, slider...)

Alex

Yes same here..the icon was there but now it`s gone,,it vanashied into thin air,lol,,but really it`s gone

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