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services:matrix:start [2021/06/03 13:55]
behrmj87 [Spaces]
services:matrix:start [2021/09/17 16:37]
behrmj87 remove note on spaces being opt in (the right one)
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 ==== Spaces ==== ==== Spaces ====
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-<note important>This feature is currently **opt-in** in our web client Element. You can still use the older communities feature, but we will switch on support for spaces in Element soon, which in turn disables support for communities. You can opt into spaces by clicking on the community creation button (at the bottom of the community sidebar) and activating the spaces beta there.</note> 
  
 <note tip>This feature used to be called communities before, but has been supplanted by //spaces// as of late May 2021.</note> <note tip>This feature used to be called communities before, but has been supplanted by //spaces// as of late May 2021.</note>
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-<note tip>If you are using an older version of Element - for example on mobile or on the desktop - you might be added to otherwise empty rooms, where nobody is saying anything. This is because spaces are implemented as rooms. If you write something in these rooms, clients with support for spaces will most probably show this, since they hide the detail how spaces are implemented. Update your client and you can use this feature, too.</note> 
  
 You might wonder, "I have a group of people, but we also have a set of topics and a single room for that might be confusing!" That is what spaces are for, they group people and rooms and can have long descriptions. They are a tool to organise rooms and people by topic. When creating a space, you can add existing rooms, direct conversations and users to it. You can always add more rooms and people later and both rooms and people can be members of arbitrarily many spaces, so you can group them however you like. You might wonder, "I have a group of people, but we also have a set of topics and a single room for that might be confusing!" That is what spaces are for, they group people and rooms and can have long descriptions. They are a tool to organise rooms and people by topic. When creating a space, you can add existing rooms, direct conversations and users to it. You can always add more rooms and people later and both rooms and people can be members of arbitrarily many spaces, so you can group them however you like.
  
-Unfortunately spaces are currently **not** searchable, so you will need to be invited to join an existing space. This should become more comfortable soon™️.+Unfortunately which spaces exist on the server is currently **not** searchable, so you will need to be invited to join an existing space. This should become more comfortable soon™️.
  
 Spaces are handled via the sidebar on the far left of your screen. It might look something like this. Spaces are handled via the sidebar on the far left of your screen. It might look something like this.
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-This shows the sidebar of an account with two spaces (with initials T and F). Clicking on either of them will narrow the list of direct conversations and rooms to only those that belong to that space. The button at the top will return you to the view where you see all your direct conversations and rooms you are a member of. The bottom at the bottom will create a new space.+This shows the sidebar of an account with two spaces (with initials T and F). Clicking on either of them will narrow the list of direct conversations and rooms to only those that belong to that space. The button at the top will return you to the view where you see all your direct conversations and rooms you are a member of (the //Home screen//). The bottom at the bottom will create a new space
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 +By default rooms that are part of a space are not shown in the list of rooms on the Home screen. If you want a room, that is part of a space, shown there you will need to either 
 +  - set it as a favourite via the three button menu when you hover over its name, 
 +  - right-click on the Home button and then on //Show all rooms//, or 
 +  - enable //Show all rooms in Home// in the Spaces section of the //Preferences// 
 +You can also just search for the name of the room in the search box above the list of all your rooms and conversations.
  
 === Public Spaces === === Public Spaces ===
services/matrix/start.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/12 13:56 by behrmj87