Ability to Contact other Users in a Program through an Internal IM Function

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Would it be possible to set up an IM function for networked users? This would be helpful in allowing users to contact others who are in the program. Could be particularly useful when needing to have others exit the program to run a backup, fix, etc.
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Jarrett Cross

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Posted 5 years ago

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David Cotton, Champion

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This is an interesting idea. I can see that it could be very useful.
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Paul Goldsworthy, Product Owner

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I agree, it would be interesting and useful. I also know it would be time consuming to develop and add an additional layer of complexity to the program going forward and that OS updates can be problematic with this type of feature.

There are MANY free messaging solutions available. If we were to add a similar basic messaging feature there would be many requests to bring it beyond basic functionality to match the many features available in the dedicated messaging programs. This effort would detract from our core mission of providing ministry solutions.

Some free, popular, cross-platform messaging apps include Skype, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp. A quick online search will turn up many more.

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