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Introducing Messages 💬

Private messaging in online communities is one of the key features to add a social layer for personal conversations and enable members to build stronger networks.

Private messaging in Tribe communities

The Messages app in Tribe offers a real-time and chat-like experience to the members for a private conversation. Once enabled, the messaging icon will appear right next to the notification bell. Members can also initiate a conversation by directly clicking on the "Message" button from a member profile.

Admins can decide to enable or disable the messages app for their community.

Learn more about Messages

Upcoming enhancements

Given below are a list of enhancements for the Messages app that will be released in the following updates:

  • Report a conversation or message
  • Email notification and slack integration
  • Block/unblock a user from sending messages
  • Send images as messages
  • Attach files to messages
  • Displaying link thumbnails
  • Group messages
  • Real-time "typing" state when a member is typing
  • Global status indicator (online, offline, custom)
  • Better privacy settings to enable or disable message requests
  • Archive conversations
  • Admin analytics
  • Read receipts

We are very excited to release the first version of messaging app as this has been one of the most popular requests of our tribe community owners. Feel free to share your thoughts, request for an enhancement or report concerns.

Introducing Slack Integration

Tribe offers a host of notification tools to ensure that your Tribe community can reach the members irrespective of the channel. And one of the critical channels to reach people is messaging apps. 


With Slack Tribe Bot App, members, admins and moderators can stay up to date on all of the community notifications in Slack. Tribe Bot would start posting community notifications for the member and attach the specific link for the activity so the members can easily go back to the community.

Connecting with Slack

Once enabled, members, admins, and moderators can stay up to date on all of the community notifications in Slack with the Tribe Bot app.

Learn more about Tribe Slack app

Eli Tribe TEAM
Customer Support Manager at Tribe

You can enable the email notification as explained here110

You can enable notification for one group as explained here60

Here is the list of events you will receive a notification for185

Here is how you can prevent emails from ending up in spam145

Here is how you as a user can change the frequency of the email you receive57

Here is how you can invite someone to the community65 using an email invitation. 

Here is how you can send a welcome email58

Not receiving emails? Check this101

Still have a question? Please check this Q&A page.29 

Eli Tribe TEAM
Customer Support Manager at Tribe

Recently we added a new app to our app store called "Multilingual". This app is for Enterprise and Premium clients that allow their members to change the interface language for their own view. When the app is installed46, each user can change the language from account settings: 

Account Settings> Account> Display Language> Update
Account Settings> Account> Display Language> Update


Now, based on the preferred language that this user has picked (e.g. Dutch Language), if the Translation App40 is enabled in your community as well, all the posts in a language different than Dutch, can be translated to the Dutch language by clicking on the globe icon at the end of the post. 

Now, if you are using SSO or you already have information about what the preferred language for your user is on your main website or your list, you can use Tribe Webhooks to automatically change the preferred language for each user inside the community accordingly. You can add a webhook for user.signup and then use our user update API (PUT /api/v1/users/{userId}) and set locale in the data.


You can learn more about this app here37 or check this Q&A page32