Sending Messages

Your free Faithlife account includes a powerful messaging system. Quickly and securely connect with a Person, Topic, or Group.

 

Send a Message 

Access your messages by logging into your account on Faithlife.com and selecting the Messages icon in the top right-hand corner of your webpage. You can send messages to a Person, about a Topic, or to a Faithlife Group.

 

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Message a Person

You can send a message to any individual on Faithlife with whom you share a Group.

  1. Click New in the top left-hand corner to open a new message dialogue box. If you’re continuing a previous conversation, select it from the left sidebar.
  2. Select Person.
  3. Search for a name and select it from the dropdown. 

 

Message about a Topic

You can send a message to several people using Topics.

  1. Click New in the top left-hand corner to open a new message dialogue box. If you’re continuing a previous conversation, select it from the left sidebar.
  2. Select Topic.
  3. Enter a title for the Topic.
  4. Search for people to add to the Topic and select them from the dropdown. Once again, in order to add people to the Topic, you’ll need to share at least one group.
  5. Click Done.

 

Message a Group

You can send a message to an entire Faithlife Group.

  1. Click New in the top left-hand corner to open a new message dialogue box. If you’re continuing a previous conversation, select it from the left sidebar.
  2. Click Group.
  3. Search for a Group name and select it from the dropdown.

 

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Note: In order to send a message to a Group, an administrator may need to change the Group’s permissions.

 

Tools and Settings

 

Edit a Message

To edit any existing message, click the pencil edit icon for that message, make your changes, and press the Enter keyboard button to save your changes.

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Send Media

You can send photos (including GIFs) or videos using Faithlife Messages.

  1.  Select the media icon image4.png in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.
  2. Select your desired media file and select Open.

 

Video Chat

Faithlife Messages includes a free, built-in video conversation service for up to four people that includes a screen sharing feature.

  1. Click the video chat icon in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.
  2. Select Send video request and Faithlife will generate and send a video link.

 

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Note: Video conversations work best in the Chrome browser. 

 

Mentions

When messaging a Topic or Group, you can mention individual members with the @ symbol. By default, any users mentioned will receive an email notification. 

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Message Notifications

When you receive messages, a red indicator will appear.

 

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By default, you will also receive an email notification when you are mentioned in a message or when you get a direct message. You can change this default setting by selecting your profile image in the top right-hand corner of the webpage, clicking Account Settings, navigating to the Notifications tab, and toggling off the notification setting. 

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Topic/Group Members Online

When messaging about a Topic or with a Group, you can view the status of the message members at the top of the messaging window. Members who are currently online display in full color while offline members are grayed out.

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Message Threading

Faithlife Messages also includes message threading, which allows you to organize your messages within a Topic or Group.

 

To contribute to a specific thread, select the message icon to the left of the message. A focused message window will appear containing only the messages in the currently selected thread.

 

In the main window, threads are color-coded to help visually set them apart. Messages not connected to a thread will remain gray.

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