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The Chat is the main place for real-time discussion in Flowdock. It also acts as a timeline for user activity in the flow. For example, users' status changes and team inbox item comments will appear in the chat.


Flowdock chat everyone

You can get your teammate's attention by mentioning their name in your messages. If a person is mentioned by name, in addition to hilighting the message, it will also trigger an audio and visual notification (and push notifications on the mobile apps) for them. These notifications may be switched off in the Flowdock settings.

You can also highlight the whole team using one of the following special tags. Note: these will not trigger audio/visual notifications.

@everyone , @everybody , @all , @anyone or @anybody

Tips and Tricks

  • Categorize important messages with tags. Read more about tagging and finding stuff with tags in the search help.

  • Use display names (nicks) to differentiate people with the same name. You can change your display name in your account settings.

  • Autocomplete names and tags: Write a couple of letters from the beginning of a tag or your team member’s display name and press the tab key to fill in the rest.

  • Use line breaks in single message. You can insert line breaks into chat messages by pressing Shift+Enter. Alternatively, you can make Enter add a line break and Shift+Enter submit a message by changing the setting in your Preferences.

  • Get better-looking code snippets in the chat. Indented lines will be displayed with a monospace font and whitespace will be preserved. If you paste a multi-line text from the clipboard, it will be indented automatically. Should you want to indent text that you just wrote, just highlight the text and hit the tab key.

  • Click on any tag to search. All tags, including @user tags, link to search, allowing you to quickly see other messages with the same tag.

  • Use Emojis. Most emoji :codes: mentioned in the Emoji cheat sheet are supported by Flowdock.

  • Use commands in chat. Type in /status My status here to set your status or /me is doing something to emote. You can also start a Google Hangout with a flow's participants with the /hangout command.