Group Communication

Group communication permissions are determined by your staff and can be reserved for leaders only if necessary. But when group communication is enabled for everyone, members can connect to each other using the group's newsfeed or chat.

When you create content within a group, Realm notifies group members based on their individual notification settings. People who are a part of the group, but do not have a profile, receive an email that includes an invitation to join Realm.

Types of Group Communication
  • Newsfeed— Create posts, photos, and events for your group.
  • Comments—Respond to a post, event, or other comments.
  • Chat—Send your entire group, or select individuals, a chat that starts a conversation in the Chat tab.
  • Inbox—Send your entire group, or select individuals, an email or, if texting is enabled, a text message.
Enable group communication as a Leader:
  1. Click Community > Groups.
  2. Click the name of the group.
  3. Click the ellipsis iconnext to the name of the group and select Group Settings.
  4. In the Communication settings section, select who can use each communication method.
  5. Click Save.
When selecting who can use a specific communication method, you can choose from:
  • No one: Disables the communication method for everyone in the group.

  • Anyone in the group: All group members can use this communication method.

  • Group leaders only: Only group leaders can use this communication method.
Note: Groups inherit communication settings from the ministry area level. So, if you don't see a communication method available, this means it was turned off in the ministry area that contains the group.