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Ability to add a third person or more to a one on one chat.

Removes the need to create a webex meeting or webex team channel and keeps you in the context window showing past chat for context.

  • Rob Gutierrez
  • Jul 7 2020
  • Planned
  • Jimmy Rigsby commented
    13 Nov, 2023 10:45pm

    So the only way to have a chat in webex messaging is by creating a space each time? I can't just add people?

  • Seth Packham commented
    12 Oct, 2023 06:18pm

    This really should be described as "multi-person chat", as it's confusing some people that you'd be adding a third person to an existing 1:1 direct conversation.

    The idea is that any combination of people fit under "Direct" messages, with no need to create a named space. It's a direct message or chat between two or more people.

    Similar item here:

  • Guest commented
    11 Jul, 2023 11:19am

    how would retention work on these? I assume same as one-on-one chats.

  • Seth Packham commented
    3 Jul, 2023 01:55pm

    Status changed to Planned?!! Yes!!

    Adhoc group DMs. Other major collab platforms have this as base functionality.

    Just this morning I needed to have a quick, ad-hoc discussion with three other people to coordinate something. I had no way to do it in Webex, so I messaged them each separately; it was a clunky, asynchronous coordination.

  • Tanya Spencer commented
    3 May, 2023 04:43pm

    @Jim Fowler, I have the same use case you described.

  • Tanya Spencer commented
    3 May, 2023 04:17pm

    Is this really not an available feature? This thread started in 2020. How many votes does it take to get this feature incorporated?

  • Seth Packham commented
    3 May, 2023 01:54pm

    Yes, this is a "must have" feature for collaboration. Ad-hoc chats between multiple people is a widely used feature in other popular team collab tools.

  • Jim Fowler commented
    24 Jan, 2023 02:47pm

    Every time I look for this in Webex I'm surprised it isn't there. I got so used to ad-hoc group chats after using a competitor's product for several years. They're very useful and don't compromise chat history in any way. It's like having a Webex space that's automatically named with the parties you're talking to. The way I understand the present functionality is that for any combination of three or more people, a space has to be explicitly created, which in my humble opinion is unnecessarily cumbersome. There are definitely times when you want an explicitly named space, but not all the time. Here's an example use case that I'm encountering right now: I'm trying to schedule a meeting with two other colleagues and their schedules are pretty full. I want to quickly discuss with both of them if they have any availability. With other platforms, you simply search up two names and add them to a chat thread, which has its own message history. Message the two people, discuss things briefly and move on.

  • Allison Bakke commented
    17 Jan, 2023 07:22pm

    Yes, this is sorely needed.

  • NOLAN commented
    1 Dec, 2022 05:30pm
    To add to this Via the search bar select multiple people and create a space (group message) with the default name being the peoples first names. Creating a quick space (group message) on the fly in one step would be far more efficient. If I want to create a more formal space I'll create a space (group message)
  • Guest commented
    26 Aug, 2022 11:20pm

    I think there is some confusion on this. In Jabber you could easily do quick adhoc group chats. In Webex you have to create a "new space". It works, but it is rather messy, as that space lingers around. Adhoc group chats were nice.

  • Guest commented
    2 Aug, 2022 04:05pm

    This is a must feature which needs to be introduced asap. MS teams has this nice feature

  • Jamie Barresi commented
    21 Jul, 2022 05:51pm

    In all honesty... creating a space to have a conversation with more than one person is pretty horrible.

  • Amos Kraus commented
    25 Apr, 2022 01:53pm

    This would help us in our transition from Cisco Jabber to Webex. Our end users are used to being able to simply click the add button on a direct message to make an ad hoc group chat (space).

  • Matthew Wynd commented
    12 Jan, 2022 05:46pm

    This would throw off the larger user interface logic. We chat with another person or with a designated group of people. Adding one more person to a DM message exchange creates potential for unmanageble disorientation.

  • Johannes Ebner commented
    15 Sep, 2021 05:16am

    I also agree that this is a big missing feature.

    Ideas were shared already: It should be possible in a 1:1 space to mark multiple messages and create a new space and copy the marked message to the new space instantly

  • David Porter commented
    21 Aug, 2020 07:16pm

    WOW, what a great idea. certainly one of the abilities that we are loosing as we migrate away from lync/Skype. certainly saved a lot of time being able to pull someone into a conversation on the fly.

  • Todd Roberts commented
    12 Aug, 2020 04:21pm

    I think this would be easily solved by allowing selection of multiple messages/threads to be forwarded. Currently, a single message can be forwarded to a newly-created space in order to spawn a group space from a 1:1 conversation. If we could select multiple messages or threads and forward them all at the same time, it would allow moving of an ongoing conversation between spaces--including to a new group space created on the fly during the forward process.

  • Mary Yarborough commented
    12 Aug, 2020 04:02pm

    I agree that you wouldn't want to add someone to a persistent chat space but there has to be a quick way to continue a conversation by adding additional people. Setting up a new space takes too much time.

  • Rebecca Weir commented
    6 Aug, 2020 04:10am

    I disagree.
    Adding a person should always require you to create a new space.
    Private chat history should never be open to be shared with new people i a space for privacy reasons..

    By definition a space is for communicating about one 'topic',
    whereas a one to one chat could be about anything at all and completely unrelated to the 'topic' you would like to discuss,
    (potentially you could have a 'conversation with someone for years about multiple topics both work and un-work related and adding someone to this conversation would show the full history of your communication.

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