Create a group chat
on Apr 17, 2024

Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in beta. This means the app is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable in the app.

Group chats are conversations of more than two people. To invite someone to a group chat, you need to have them on your Status contact list.

Group chats aren't the same as communities: they're meant for smaller groups of people. To learn more about group chats, check out Understand group chats.

  • You can invite up to 20 members to your group chat. If you need to include more people, create a community instead.
  • Once you create your group chat, you can customize it and add members, as well as remove them.
  • Group chats are always end-to-end encrypted with secure cryptographic keys. Only the group chat members have access to the messages in it.
Status doesn't have your group chat keys and can't access any messages by design.

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    From the tab bar, tap
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    New chat
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    Check the boxes next to the contacts you want to invite to your chat. Tap
    Setup group chat
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    Choose a name and highlight colour for your group chat. All members will be able to see both the name and the colour. Once you're finished, tap
    Create group chat