Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Controlling logging (and FAQs)

To enable commands such as /undo and the search-and-replace feature, Partychat keeps a small log of recent messages said in the room (up to 10 for each member). However, we realize that not everyone wants even this form of limited logging, so we've added a preference on the room's web page (accessible at<room name>) that lets you turn off logging:

Partychat settings

You can also enable and disable logging by using the /togglelogging command in the room itself.

We also added an FAQ about what gets logged (not just by Partychat, but by Gmail and your chat client). We didn't actually have an FAQ until now, so we took this opportunity to also write up some of Partychat's more esoteric features, like the PlusPlusBot. If there's anything else that you find confusing about Partychat, feel free to get in touch (how to do that is...wait for it...also in the FAQ).


  1. Hi there! Why you are showing email ids as its not good idea to show eamils in any chat room? please hide them to make this app popular. else its just friends chat!!

  2. Hi Prashant,

    Chatting with friends was indeed the initial/primary use-case of Partychat. That being said, we have gotten some requests for allowing hiding of email addresses. You may want to star the issue at to be notified of when this is implemented.