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Adding Channels

What are channels?

Channels are just groups of people that need to communicate around a topic. Here are some everyday examples:

  • Topics like Safety, Quality, or Permits
  • Channels for your internal project team (e.g. Superintendents)
  • Channels for each of your subcontractors (e.g. Electrical)

You can have as many channels as you like. But we suggest you don't overdo your channels at first. See how the team communicates and what topics are important for the project.

To add a new channel, click on "Create new channel" at the bottom of the list of channels for your project.

Phone Numbers

If you want to send text messages on a channel, it needs a phone number. You can assign a phone number when you create or edit a channel. If you are out of local phone numbers, contact FieldChat Help for more.

Group Chat vs. Notify When Mentioned

If you set a channel as Group Chat, everyone will get a text message or app notification with every new message, unless specific people are @mentioned. For a very large group of people, this can get noisy. That's where the Notified When Mentioned channel setting can be useful. With this setting, people can see the messages in the FieldChat app, but won't get an app notification or text notification unless the whole @channel is mentioned or specific people are @mentioned.

Examples:

channels

 

Need help?

The best way to get help is to simply send a message to us in the FieldChat Help channel. We monitor your help channel and will get back to you as soon as we can. You can also book a web meeting with us, or reach us by phone or email.