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Create a group discussion

If your administrator enables the group discussion feature, you can create topic-based group discussions, and search for and participate in discussions. If the feature is not enabled, the New Chat icon opens a chat window. If the group discussion feature is enabled, but your administrator disabled the "Allow users to create New Group Discussion" option, the "New Group Discussion" option is not available. 
  1. Tap The Chats icon.
  2. Tap The New Chat icon.
  3. Complete one of the following tasks:
    Task
    Steps
    Create a group discussion
    The "Allow users to create New Group Discussion" policy must be enabled in your environment to complete this task.
    1. Tap
      New Group Discussion
      .
    2. Type a name and description for the group discussion.
    3. TapThe Add members icon.
    4. On the
      Pick members
      screen, complete the following tasks to invite members to your discussion:
      • Add contacts from your Contacts list, tap The Add members icon. Tap the contact. Repeat this step for each contact that you want to invite.
      • Add a contact from the your environment's
        Active Directory
        , in the
        Search Directory
        field, type the contact name and tap the user. Repeat this step for each contact that you want to invite.
    5. Click The Done icon.
    6. Optionally, beside a member click The Role icon to assign the member Manager permissions for the group discussion. Managers can modify the group discussion information. For more information, see Change the group discussion information.
    7. Click The Done icon.
    Quick create a group discussion
    Using this method to create a group discussion automatically creates a unique name for the discussion. A description is not added.
    1. Tap
      New Chat
      .
    2. In the
      New Chat
      screen, complete the following tasks to invite members to your discussion:
      • Add a contact from your Contacts list: Tap The Add members icon. Repeat this step for each contact that you want to invite.
      • Add a user from your environment's
        Active Directory
        : In the
        Search Directory
        field, type the contact name and tap the user.
    3. Repeat step b for each additional contact you want to invite.
    The group discussion is created when you send the first message.