Group Chat Overview

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2019 @ 2:25 pm

The PocketPlatform Group Chat tool allows your congregation to communicate with each other right in the app!  Any group in MinistryPlatform can be enabled for Group Chat, and then the currently active group members can create conversations and send each other messages without relying on third party tools.

Group Chat in PocketPlatform


Enabling Groups

To enable a group for Group Chat:

  1. Open the “PocketPlatform” folder in MinistryPlatform and select “Group Messages Groups”
  2. Click “New”
  3. Use the group dropdown or the MP selection feature to select a group to enable
  4. Make sure that “Group Enabled” is set to yes.
  5. Leave “Last Message” and “Last Message Date” empty.
  6. Any members of that group will now see the option to open their group conversations from the Profile screen in the app!
Choosing a group for Group Chat

Disabling Groups

To disable a group for Group Chat:

Please Note: Do not delete a record from the “Group Messages Groups” page. Instead, follow the instructions below to disable the group.

  1. Open the “PocketPlatform” folder in MinistryPlatform and select “Group Messages Groups”
  2. Click on the group you want to disable
  3. Click “Edit”
  4. Set “Group Enabled” to”No”
  5. Save the record
  6. The group will now be disabled and will no longer be available to any members
Disabling a Group Chat Group
Disabling a Group Chat Group

Opening Group Chat on the Device

Once a user belongs to a group with group chat enabled, they can easily open up the group chat interface and interact with their fellow group members!

  1. Open the Navigation Drawer
  2. Tap “My Profile”
  3. In the “My Profile” screen, tap “My Group Conversations”
Viewing the Profile Screen for the Group Chat Conversations Button