Ryver User Guide: Collaboration Spaces

Pam Calls, Chat, General, Getting Started, Tasks, Topics

Collaboration Spaces


Chat is for quick conversations (great for spur-of-the-moment discussions).

  • Spur-of-the-moment discussions are perfect for Chat.
  • But when you have a lot of people talking about multiple subjects in a Forum or Team, Chat conversations can easily become overwhelming and fragmented. That’s where Topics come in…


Topics are for specifically-focused conversations (great for longer, topic-oriented discussions).

  • Topics are a great way to organize ongoing discussions about a particular subject, which can be added to indefinitely.
  • You can start a specific Topic for discussion and other Users are able to comment directly in your Topic, share files, and set reminders.
  • Tip: Chat comments can be turned into a Topic at any time by clicking the ellipses menu on any Chat message and selecting “Create Topic”. This will then provide the option to create a Topic from the selected Chat message or multiple Chat messages.


Tasks are for turning conversations into action (great for assigning, tracking, and completing projects).

  • Tasks allow you to keep track of the projects your team commits to by creating a list of individual Tasks, assigning them to Users to work on, sharing relevant files, communicating directly within the Task, setting reminders and due dates, and tracking Task progress.
  • You can choose to display your Tasks either in a Task List or as a Kanban task Board (like Trello).
  • Each Task is given a specific Task ID, which can be linked to in conversations by typing “#” immediately followed by your task’s ID number.


Calls are for talking with teammates via Voice and Video, including Screen Sharing (great for internal team conference calls).

  • Group Calls can be started and joined by any Member or Guest of a Forum or Team. 1-on-1 Calls can be made with any User available in your People list.
  • We do not enforce any limits on the number of Users who may join a call as the maximum number varies largely on your Users’ network connections during the call.
  • Calls can be made from any Windows, Mac, or Linux device using our Desktop and Mobile apps.