Topic-based channels

Structure collaboration environment with group chat rooms

Topic-based channels are group chat rooms created for working on specific projects, bringing together team or department members, or establishing a collaboration space for any group of people. The day-to-day company workflow relies on communication within these topic-based channels.

Topic-based channels in self-hosted Virola messenger

Create group chat rooms for different departments, projects, and teams

Directing information related to specific topics into separate group chats will structure your collaboration environment and make it easier to follow the discussion threads and updates.

Example of several topic-based channels

Talk with the group members instead of typing

Use the continuous voice meetings feature for quick meetups with a project team in the designated group room. Just enable intercom - and you are there. No additional meeting setup is required.

Screenshot of a group room when voice meeting is happening

Use screen sharing and remote control for better productivity

During meetings, it's often convenient to share your screen to show a presentation or better illustrate an issue. Letting colleagues control your machine remotely is useful when you need assistance.

Screenshot of a screen sharing frame

Track topic-related tasks

Create and assign topic-related tasks right in the group room and follow them up on the task board. By applying task board filters, you can isolate tasks created in a specific group chat room.

Fragment of a task board with filtering enabled

Create read-only news channels

It's always good to have a room protected from flooding to publish news and updates. Virola permissions framework allows creating such read-only group rooms and designating people to manage them.

Example of a read-only channel moderator permissions

Manage group room participants' activities

Use moderator role to manage group members and roles, control group content, and limit group participants' activity when needed. Use admin role to control users' activities globally.

Example of customized room-level permissions