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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.
Currently, you can only set up token-gated channels using Status desktop.
By default, a new community channel is open and available for everyone to join, view and post new messages. As a community owner, you can restrict community members' actions in channels using tokens (assets, collectibles or ENS names).
Token-gated channels show a lock symbol in the channel icon.
In a token-gated channel, only token holders can participate. You might require members to hold specific tokens to join the channel, or you can set up a view-only channel where only members owning certain tokens can write.
A token-gated channel can be useful in various scenarios. For instance, if you offer premium content or services, a token-gated channel can be an exclusive space for your subscribers. You can also use tokens to create a view-only channel for community announcements where you want the conversation to stay relevant. For more information, check out Set up a view-only channel.
You can use token-gated channels and communities independently. For example, you may want to set up an open Status Community but restrict access to certain channels.
You can set up and token-based channel permissions together or independently.
If you create separate and token permissions, anyone who meets the permission can see the channel and send messages, even if they don't satisfy the rules.
You can set up token-based permissions with existing tokens or tokens you mint and distribute via airdrops. You can combine up to five assets, collectibles or ENS names in a single permission.
Channel members must always meet and keep the token requirements in a token-gated channel. Members not holding the required tokens lose access to the channel automatically.
From the navigation sidebar, click your community.
On top of the channel sidebar, click your community logo and then click and . For the variable, select the tokens and amounts (for assets and collectibles) members must hold and click . For the , under the area, choose or . For the variable, check the box for the channel where you want to add the permission. You can check the appropriate box to use the same permission across multiple channels. Optionally, check to hide this permission from members who don't meet the token requirements. Click . The new permission takes effect immediately. Tokens are linked by AND operators. This means the permission takes effect when the holder owns all the tokens. If you want to use the OR operator instead, create additional permissions with different values.