vWork messaging is a standard feature in vWork that enables dispatchers and mobile workers to instantly message each other from within the vWork app.
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This article explains how to enable instant Messaging in vWork.
- The Chat permission
- What does the Chat permission allow?
- Enable the Chat permission
- Related articles
The Chat permission
The Chat user permission enables the Messaging feature in vWork.
Messaging in vWork enables two-way, one-to-one, and one-to-all instant messaging with dispatchers and mobile workers in vWork web and mobile apps.
The Chat permission is also required if you have the enhanced messaging feature Three-way Messaging enabled in your account. If you would like to find out more about Three-way messaging please see the article: How do I set up Three-way Messaging?
What does the Chat permission allow?
How the Chat permission defines who a user can instant message
When dispatchers have the Chat permission enabled in their User Permissions this activates the messaging feature for them and all mobile app users that they can ssign jobs to. They can exchange instant message the mobile workers they schedule and dispatch jobs to.
- Dispatchers who don't have the Chat permission enabled can't use in-app messaging.
- Mobile workers have the instant messaging feature by default, but this is disabled for them until the Chat permission is enabled for the dispatchers that schedule and dispatch their work. You don't need to add the Chat permission to a mobile worker for them instant message wit htheir dipatcher.
- When a mobile worker has the Chat permission enabled they can instant message their dispatchers and also other users with the Chat permission
🔔Note: When Groups is enable instant messaging is restricted to message exchanges with others in your group.
Examples: who a user can message
This screenshot from the User Management page shows how messaging works for different types of users. In this example:
- Aakshan, Ahri, and Ashe have Chat enabled in their User Permissions. As they have dispatcher web app permissions they can share two-way messages with all mobile workers that they schedule jobs for.
- Garen is a mobile worker with Chat enabled. Garen is able to message their dispatcher and can also message other mobile workers who have Chat enabled in their User Permissions.
- Fiora, also a mobile worker, doesn't have Chat enabled. Fiora can message their dispatcher but cannot message other mobile workers.
Enable the Chat permission
Enable Chat for dispatchers
First, make sure you enable Chat for dispatchers so they can instant message mobile workers.
To enable Chat for dispatchers:
- Go to Settings>Users>Users and select the dispatcher from the User Management list.
- Scroll down to User Permissions.
- Under Webapp Permissions check the Chat checkbox to enable the permission.
- Click Update.
Enable Chat for mobile workers
Exchange instant messages with your dispatcher
It is not necessary to enable Chat permissions for mobile workers. They are able to message dispatchers without this permission by default (once the dispatcher has the Chat permission enabled).
Mobile workers message each other
If you want mobile workers to message each other you can enable this by giving them the Chat permission when the have Mobile Permissions enabled. They will be able to instant message other users with this permission enabled.
Mobile worker user permissions will look similar to this example when Chat is enabled.
If you want to find out more about the Messaging feature please see the articles: