HelpCommunities
Create a Status Community
jorge-campo
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on May 15, 2024

Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in its beta stage. This means the application is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable within the app.
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You can only create and administer communities using the Status desktop app.

A Status Community is a place where you can connect and communicate with people who share your interests. Communities are ideal for those with a passion or hobby, study groups, gaming communities, professional network groups or creators looking to generate income from their content without intermediaries.

As a community Owner, you can create open communities or restrict community access using tokens, control membership approval and organize discussion groups in channels. Owners have complete control over their community and are responsible for maintaining its rules.

  1. 1
    From the navigation sidebar, click
    Communities
    .
  2. 2
    On top of the content area, click
    Create community
    .
  3. 3
    Add a
    name
    and a
    short description
    of your community.
  4. 4
    Optionally, add a
    logo
    ,
    banner
    ,
    colour
    palette and
    tags
    . You can customize these settings at any time.
  5. 5
  6. 6
    Click
    Create community
    .

You can configure these community settings:

SettingDescription

Community history service (CHS)

Status Communities store up to 30 days of chat history by default. When the CHS option is checked, community members can see messages older than 30 days.

Request to join required

Community Owners must manually approve each join request if this setting is checked. This option applies to open and token-gated communities.

Any member can pin a message

Any community member can pin messages when this setting is checked. If the setting is unchecked, only the community owner can pin messages.

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The Community history service uses the BitTorrent peer-to-peer network
to store and retrieve community messages older than 30 days. Status uses a decentralized network and does not store this information.

  1. 1
    In the
    Community introduction and rules
    , introduce your community to new members and describe the community guidelines.
  2. 2
    In the
    Leaving community message
    , write the message sent to members leaving your community.
  3. 3
    Click
    Create community
    if you haven't already.

After you create a community, you can customize its settings at any time.

  1. 1
    From the navigation sidebar, click your community.
  2. 2
    On top of the channel sidebar, click your community logo.
  3. 3
    Click
    Overview
    .
  4. 4
    Expand the window and click
    Edit Community
    .
  5. 5
    Edit your community look-and-feel, additional settings or community rules.
  6. 6
    Click
    Save changes
    .