What's new in ohyay: side conversations, usage reports, and more
January 12, 2022
Every few weeks, we publish our biggest platform updates on the blog and Discord. Below, learn about the latest features and properties available in ohyay — from side conversations to reaction emoji reports :)
At any gathering, it is natural to break into small groups. One way to accomplish this in ohyay is to separate into different rooms, but the sense of community is lost.
With side conversations, users can seamlessly break into small groups without leaving the current room. There is currently no limit to the number of people you can invite to your side conversation.
You can start a side conversation with another user by clicking on the chat messages icon that appears at the top of their user element while hovering over it. Watch a quick tutorial video below and read more here.
Our new Dropdown Element lets you execute an action based on a selected room, user, or custom option, which can be useful for choosing rooms to navigate into or setting up targets of your action buttons.
Question board elements, which are most commonly used in classroom and panel spaces, give users an easy, non-verbal way to ask questions as well as upvote and downvote existing questions.
You can now mark questions in Question Boards as Answered by hovering over a question and clicking Answered. To show all answered questions, hover over the question board element and click show answered questions.
Insert a Room Preview by going to the Element menu > All > Room Preview or Element > Embeds > Room Preview. Room previews are live feeds of rooms in ohyay.
Click on the Room Preview element to pull up its settings in the right-hand menu. Under the Element category, click on Auto next to Scale Mode and select either Fit Width or Fit Height.
✍️ Enable User Editing Updates
The Slideshow Element now supports image uploads via Enable User Editing. Your guests in Viewer Mode will now be able to hover over your slideshow and upload their own images upon seeing the arrow at the bottom appear.
Images uploaded toImage elements (via Enable User Editing) are now available as assets in the Asset Library. Access your Asset Library — the collection of all the assets in your space — by clicking on the image icon at the top of your screen: