How to Collaborate in nTask

The Collaboration feature in nTask allows you to work together with team members on projects in real-time. This means you can share files, communicate, discuss project details, task progress, address issues, and manage risks—all in one central hub.  

Core Functionality

The Collaboration feature offers a variety of tools to help you work together effectively:

  • One-to-one chat

    To initiate a one-on-one chat, click the green “Plus (+) icon” and then select the desired team member from the list that appears.
  • Group Chat

To start a group chat, click the green “Plus (+) icon” and then select the team members you want to include from the list that appears. You can select multiple team members at once.

  • Document Sharing

    You can share documents within a chat session by clicking the paperclip icon or the designated “Attach Files” button. This will launch a file explorer window where you can navigate to and select the specific files you want to upload and share with the chat participants.
  • Mentions & Comments: 

Mention specific team members (@username) within a chat, documents or files to get their attention on a particular section or request feedback. 

  • Pinned Chats 

To prioritize a conversation and keep it easily accessible, you can pin it. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the ellipsis (three dots) next to the desired conversation you want to pin.
  1. From the menu that appears, select “Pin Conversation” 

Note: You can only pin a maximum of 5 conversations at a time.

  • Search & Filter Option

The search and filter option allows you to quickly find specific conversations or chats. 

Here’s how to use them:

  • Locate the search bar at the top of the chat list.
  • Enter keywords or phrases relevant to the conversation you’re looking for. This could include team members’ names, keywords mentioned in the chat, or specific project, tasks, issues or risks names.
  • The search results will display all conversations that match your search criteria.
  • Start a Thread

Keeping conversations organized and focused can be essential for productive teamwork.

The “Start a Thread” feature allows you to create focused discussions within a chat about specific topics or points. This helps to avoid cluttering the main chat window and ensures everyone stays on track.

Here’s how to start a thread:

  1. Locate the message you want to reply to and create a thread around.
  2. Hover your mouse over the message and you will see a reply icon. 
  3. Click on the reply option. This will open a new dedicated space for the threaded conversation alongside the original message.
  • Like & Reactions

The Like & Reaction feature allows you to express your thoughts and reactions to messages in a quick and engaging way.

This can be a more informal way to acknowledge a message, show agreement, or share your sentiment without needing to write a full reply.

Here’s how to use Likes and Reactions:

  1. Hover your mouse over the message you want to react to.
  2. You will see a set of emoji icons appear. Click on the “Like” button to give the message a simple thumbs-up.
  3. Click on the “More Reactions” button to open the emoji library.

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