Note: The Ryver voice chat feature is currently in Private Beta. Please contact support if you would like to join the beta. Thanks!
How is Ryver Voice Chat different?
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Click to Talk: Ryver encourages dynamic, spur-of-the-moment voice conversations in the same way you use text chat and topic replies! We have removed as many barriers as possible by giving you a simple interface in the context of your Open Forum or Private Team. No need to send invites and wait for schedules to align. And no need to go to a virtual conference room. Just click to talk.
If you are text chatting about something in your Private Team and decide that it’s time to talk, just send out a chat message that you’re joining voice and click a button! Your teammates can join you with a single click as well. You’re free to navigate about the application and communicate via text chat, topics, or tasks while you remain on voice chat for that team.
Team/Forum Voice Chat
There are three places you can join team or forum voice chat.
- Hover over a team or forum tab in the left navigation bar and click on the voice button to the right of the text. Note: If one or more other people are already in voice chat, you will see a “sound” icon on the left side of the tab.
- When you are on a team or forum, there is a button on the left side of the top header bar.
- There is a Join Voice menu item in the ellipses menu at the top right of the header bar.Once you join, the button will turn green.
When you click on the voice button in the header bar, you also get an option to view the roster.
Clicking View Roster will open up the side panel for your team or forum to the roster view. Users in voice chat will have a speaker icon attached to their avatar.
Voice Control Panel
When you join voice in a team, forum or direct message, the voice control panel will be displayed at the bottom of the left navigation bar.
The Voice Control Panel will remain in place as you navigate about the application. You can move across different teams, forums and users while remaining in the same voice chat channel. The control panel allows you to control your microphone or leave voice chat without having to navigate back to the team, forum or users that you are doing voice chat with.
Direct Message “Calls”
Getting into voice chat with a single person works similarly to joining voice in teams and forums. Just click on the voice icon in their nav bar tab, or select “Start Call” from the ellipses menu in the header bar when you are on a user’s Direct Message tab.
One key difference with 1:1 voice is that whoever initiates the voice chat causes a dialog to pop up in the application for the other user. This is how we “ring” them, to make it work more like a call on a phone.
If you dismiss the call dialog to finish something up, and the other person remains on your voice chat channel, you will see a DM chat message with a button that you can click.
Once the other person disconnects, the button will go away, but the message will remain as a reminder that they tried to call you.