As a user of Plek, you can chat with one or more persons at the same time. This is possible with existing groups and ad hoc groups. If the manager of the group enables the group chat, it is possible to chat with all the group members at the same time.
Inside a chat conversation, there are different options. You can just type a chat message (you can add an emoji). Also, you can add an attachment, such as an image or a document. You can decide if you want to add this file to the group or if it is just for a one time use inside the chat. In addition, you can create group messages inside a chat, which will be uploaded on the timeline. Lastly, you can directly create group events from the chat. Below we give instructions about the chatting. Instruction about the extra options can be found here.
A one-on-one chat can be started through two options: via ‘+ New Chat’ in the chat balk on the left side, or via ‘Chat’ at the profile page of the concerning person. Type a message for the concerning colleague and press enter or click on the arrow on the right of the text field.
It is also possible to chat with multiple persons or to chat with the whole group. If someone sends a chat message inside a group chat, then all the group members get a notification. In this way, everyone is always up to date.
Adding an emoji
On the right side of the text field, an emoji is placed. Click on the emoji and choice one of the emojis. When you click on an emoji, it appears in the text field as a text (e.g.: smiley:). It is possible, to write down the text of the emoji instead of clicking on the emoji.
For example, if you type ‘Good morning! :smiley:’ …
… it appears like this in the chat:
Adding a gif
It is also possible to add a gif in the chat. On the right side of the text field, you see a square with GIF written in it. Click on it and choose one of the moving images that appear, or search for a specific gif. When you click on a gif it will be directly uploaded in the chat.
If the chat of the group is turned on, this will be the front page of the group. But you can also check the timeline of the group, which is now placed as the second tab inside the group.
If the chat of the group is disabled, then the chat history is still saved. When the chat is turned on, you can read the previous chats. If the group is deleted, then the chat history is deleted as well.