Adhoc group chat without creating a team

jeff 2 years ago in Chat • updated by willough 4 weeks ago 24

Would like to be able to select multiple users and have a chat conversation with them, similar to group text messages on a phone, without having to create a team and add them as teammates.


My users have been asking for this for a month. We have several 3 person teams around the office who interact on a variety of topics. If they could have ad-hoc group chat without needing a Team to be created, it would help them be more efficient. They've come to rely on Posts though, so a stripped down version of features wouldn't be as usable.


With today's cosmetic updates, our users asked when the features that actually matter and would improve their communications would be implemented. This is the single most requested feature from our entire team, and we get asked for updates on when it will happen at least monthly.


We are in the process of setting up a Ryver group for our family of siblings and step siblings to facilitate discussion of estate planning-related issues. Ryver promises to be a very practical venue for these discussions. When it becomes possible to send one-off direct messages to more than one person at a time -- i.e., adhoc group chat without creating a team -- it will be even more practical. Thumbs up on this one!


Hi Jeff

just checking in on this topic is it still planned to be a feature of Ryver and if so do you have an estimated timeframe for implementation?


I was wondering the same. having group chat is something we really need. Slack has this feature, when will Ryver get this added?

Can an ETA be provided for when we expect this feature? This would increase a lot of productivity and reduce clutter to avoid having to create teams for every short group discussion.


Our office has been using Ryver for a year, and as part of our yearly service review we'll be comparing other tools on the market to see if Ryver is still the best fit for our needs. Lack of ad-hoc group chat is the #1 complaint we've had from our staff.


I guess this could be similar to having a private forum

It can be but a private forum is a little more formal and doesn't work when you quickly need to reach 2 or more people in private with the same message.


This one has been marked "Planned" for a while. Is there a timeline around this feature? Our user-base is growing significantly and we lack an easy way to communicate privately in an ad-hoc manner with various members without resorting to opening a single chat for each user.


We've recently switched from Slack and this is one thing we used quite a bit, are there any plans to implement this soon?


only looking for a short and one-time chat with 2 people...


This is one thing that is making me hesitant from transitioning from Slack to Ryver. I worry about a mutiny from my team.


This feature is dearly needed. 

This feature id dearly needed indeed !

Any news about this?  The first request for this feature was 2 years ago!

Is anybody monitoring these comments?

Group Chat should be in Ryver, perhaps the Team has different priority as at the memont Private Team feature already cater this issue as temporary fix

Most needed feature and ... shouldn't have taken that long in the planning!!

Really imperative.


also desperately needed by us! I see people switching back to email because this is not feasible in Ryver.. Any news here?

Same in our organization. This feature seems fundamental in communicating with a group, the ability to casually message selected staff without establishing a new team. We are paid Ryver users but note that Slack has this feature. When will Ryver add this important ability? These posts go back a couple of years and it is marked as planned. It would be good if they could provide a timeline.