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Chat Input

  1. Formatting chat messages: Markdown
  2. Chat commands: start video calls & more
  3. How to use tags and mentions
  4. Other tips

Formatting chat messages

CA Flowdock messages can be formatted using a subset of the lightweight and easy-to-use Markdown (Commonmark) syntax.

Input Result
You need to *emphasize*.

You need to emphasize.

Some people are **bold**.

Some people are bold.

> It's nice to get quoted!

It's nice to get quoted!

Some `inline code` for ya.

Some inline code for ya.

```
def source_code
is("nice").to_look_at
end
```
def source_code
  is("nice").to_look_at
end
This [link](http://google.com) is amazing.

This link is amazing.

Chat commands

  • Start a video call with one /command. With either /hangout or /appear, it's easy to get other flow members in the same meeting.

  • Type in /status My status here to set your status or /me is doing something to emote.

  • See all of the /commands by entering /help.

Tags and mentions

  • Autocomplete names to @mention them: write the first couple of letters of your team member’s display name and press the tab key to fill in the rest.

  • Tag important messages with #hashtags to find them later.

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

Other tips

  • Reply to specific messages. This will turn both your reply and the original message into a conversation thread, as indicated by a colored speech bubble next to both messages. To participate in a thread, just click on the speech bubble to the left of the message, and reply.

  • Use Emojis. All emoji :codes: mentioned in the Emoji cheat sheet are supported by CA Flowdock. If CA Flowdock is missing an emoji, you can add it yourself!

  • Use line breaks in your 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.