The Chat feature allows you to send Direct Messages, create Chat Channels for specific topics, and message the people Nearby in the Space.

Chat Button

Click on the Chat button on bottom left, to open the Chat panel to scan who's in the Space, check their availability, and quick-search for people.

Types of Chat

Kumospace's Chat function allows for quick communication with individual participants who are online, meaning they are currently in the space.

If you'd like to send a message to multiple participants at once, you can use one of the following options:

  • Public: send temporary messages to all guests and users in the Space 
  • Channels: to send a message to separate groups of people around a topic
  • Nearby: this term refers to your audio range – either your audio circle or a specific Room, depending on where you are on the Floor. Only the people in the same audio range as you will receive your chat.

Browse Channels

To view all available Channels on the Floor, click the ⋯ next to the Channel drop-down and select Browse Channels. Then, scroll through the list and join or leave any Channel you wish.

*Note: only members of the space can access this feature!


Managing the Channels

To mute, leave, rename*, delete*, or change members' access to a Channel:

1. Select the Channel you wish to edit.

2. Click the "" next to the Channel name and choose from the drop-down.

*Only Admin and the Channel creator can rename and delete it.


Channel settings

In the Channel settings, you can choose which default Channels all members will automatically be added to and enable only Owners and Admins to create channels if desired. 

To make changes:

1. Click the ⋯ next to the Channel drop-down and select Channel settings.

2. Check-mark the preferred option and enter in the default channel names of your choosing.

3. Click Save to make your changes permanent.


To start chatting

  1. Open the Chat panel, or press the C key.
  2. Hover your pointer over Channel, Nearby, or a participants name and select who you would like to chat.
  3. Enter your message in the text field, and click Send.

Chat Button on People's Videos

You can quickly Chat with someone on the same Floor as you:

  1. Zoom out and scan the Floor to find them, or use the Find feature in the Chat panel.
  2. Hover over their video and click the Chat button. 
  3. Write your message and click Send.

Chat Features

React to messages

To react to messages with emojis:

  1. Hover over a message sent
  2. Click the ☺ icon on the right side
  3. Select an emoji from the window that appears
To remove an emoji reaction, click on the emoji underneath the message.

Edit messages

To edit a message you sent :

  1. Hover over a message you have sent
  2. Click the Edit icon on the top right side
  3. Alter the message and click Save
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Delete messages

To delete a message that has been sent:

  1. Hover over a message you sent
  2. Click the 🗑️ icon on the right side
  3. Click the Delete message button to confirm
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To search for a member in the space or find a certain channel or message, click on the icon on the top right corner of the Chat. Then, type in a name or relevant keywords and press enter to locate it in the Chat.


Chat History

Conversations inside of Chat are now saved so you can refer back to previous messages, even after you leave and return to a Space.

Chat history is currently unavailable for Spaces on our Free Plan. For unlimited chat history, upgrade to our Business or Enterprise Plan.

Chat Privacy

Only the people who originally received a Chat will be able to see it. For instance, if you send a message to the Nearby range, and somebody joins late, they will not be able to see previous messages.

Chat messages in Kumospace will disappear once you restart your session. They do not get stored or archived.

Kumospace Hosts can scope out this help article on Space Privacy, Floor Privacy and Chat Settings for details on adjusting the Chat options available to Guests.

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