What are the different ways of posting messages in GroupCamp?
This FAQ explains the different ways to post messages in GroupCamp. Posts are items that are shared with groups, in group feeds, with followers, or with colleagues or guests.
In this article:
- Sharing posts in feeds
- Post followers
- Posting messages in a group in Activity app's Group feed.
- Posting messages in a group on a topic with the Discussions app
- Posting messages to colleagues (this is a direct message given only to followers and not shared in any feeds). Guests can't participate in direct messages.
From a post's Information panel (accessible by pressing 'i' on your keyboard or by clicking the post's (i) button) go to the tab: Groups where this post is shared.
Clicking '+' selects a group to share the post with.
The Group feed checkbox lets you add or remove the post from the feed.
The Discussions checkbox lets you place the post within one of the topics of the Discussions app.
Clicking 'x' deletes the post from all group feeds.
Sharing a post with a group makes it visible in the post's feed to all group members
Post followers are notified when it's commented on or updated.
Click on the Followers tab in a post's Information panel.
Clicking '+' opens the add followers window.
The Inbox icon shows whether you are following the post. (If the icon is empty, you are not a follower. If it is filled in you are.) Click on the icon to start or stop following the post.
Clicking 'x' to the right of followers removes them from the list.
All of the colleagues in your account can be added as followers to posts.
To ensure that messages are sequestered between different project or extranet groups containing guests, posts must be shared within a group for guests to be able to follow them. Find out more about this here: Share projects with your clients and partners.
If a post has guest followers and all the feeds shared in the post have been removed, guests will remain followers but will no longer have access to the post's Information panel as not to see its social tabs.
When colleagues comment on a post, they can use the @ to mention other colleagues or colleague teams. These colleagues will be automatically subscribed to the post which will also appear in their Inbox applications.
Group feed lets you add members who will automatically be added as followers to each new post. Click on the (i) button in a group to open its Information panel and then go to the Feed followers tab.
Clicking '+' selects members.
With the More button, you can add or remove any colleagues or guests who are group members.
Clicking 'x' to right of followers deletes them from the list.
Group members can follow or unfollow a feed with the group's Actions menu letting them follow newly created items in a group (for example, a group project in the example below).
See this FAQ to learn more: How to automatically follow new created items of a project?
Followers will be notified by email, online or by Push notification depending on their settings in their iOS or Android GroupCamp apps.
The following window can be accessed with the + menu in GroupCamp's main top barr - or - by pressing 'a' then 'm' on your keyboard - or - with the Post a message icon in a group.
Group and Colleagues tabs
Post your message to a group or to colleagues. Guests don't have access to the Colleagues tab.
Group selector and feed followers
The group selector lists groups that you are a member of. The number of members automatically following new posts is also shown (in the above example there are 5). The post will be added to their Inbox application.
Add specific guests or colleagues as followers to your message.
Enter a subject to the post.
Drag files into the text body area
Enter a text body (not mandatory).
Insert an image, a video or a link
You can describe your post with an online video, a link to a web page, or an image.
Attach a file
Attach files to share with followers from your computer or your GroupCamp account.
Sort the post in one of the topics of the Discussions application.
The most recent posts are placed at the top of the feed list. This also applies to the most recently commented on or updated posts. This means a post that has not been recently commented on but is nevertheless important, may drop to a lower position in the list and not seen as much. However, you can sort important posts in terms of topic using the Discussions app to give them more visibility to your group members.
You can post on items such as tasks, milestones, task lists, Wiki pages, etc. to highlight areas in need and ask a helping hand from other colleagues.
With a simple click, post followers can consult the Information panel of a posted item to update or comment on it.
You can select items with your mouse and keyboard in applications or feeds to add them to a message (Ctrl + Click, Shift + Click, etc.).
The selected items have now been added to the Post selected items window.
When followers open a message in their Inbox, email, group feed, or iOS/Android apps, they can open the item's Information panel with one click to see it, update it, or comment on it.
The Post a discussion window lets users employ GroupCamp's rich text editor to create messages with formatting, images, video and files, etc. all incorporated within the message.
Go to a topic in the Discussions app and click on the Create button.
Posts are items like any other and can be reposted. This means you can open up a new comment thread for an existing post and share its content and comments with other colleagues.
Group feed has its own email address that allows you to post messages by sending it an email. This lets you share messages and files without connecting to your GroupCamp account.
Consult this article to learn more: Project activity follow-up - News, updates and comments feeds.
When you attach files to a post, their access rights are by default open to non-member group colleagues. These access rights can be changed in the Files icon of the group folders of the Admin panel (Read only or Read only + Comments).
Files selected from your computer are added to the Shared with the group folder in the Files application.
G Suite users can add the GroupCamp Gadget to their Gmail applications.
See this article for more information on G Suite: How to use GroupCamp Gmail gadget for G Suite users and Google Apps.