Sending the Public Channel ID to a Private Channel Through Web

Click on the Public Channel name on top of the screen to see menu.

By choosing “Change Type” and seeing the Channel ID in its field, copy this ID and type it as a message beginning with @ then send it to your private channel. Thus, all members of this private channel can easily join the very public one by clicking this ID.

Converting a Private Channel to Public Through Web

After creating a public channel, you can convert it to private if you like to. So, click on channel name on top of the screen to see menu.

Among the options you can choose “Change Type” and see its type as “Private”.

In order to convert this channel to public choose this type and see the field of Public Channel ID. Type the ideal ID for your channel and click “OK”.

You have your channel as public at the moment.

Converting a Public Channel to a Private Through Web

First of all, click on the channel name on top of the screen to see menu.

Among the options you can choose “Change Type” and see the type of this current Channel-Public- and its ID.

In order to convert this channel to Private choose this type and click “OK”.

Creating Private and Public Channels in iGap Through Web

Private and Public Channels in Web version

In order to create a channel in Web, click the icon of three lines at the top right corner of the screen to see menu.

Choose “New Channel”, so that a new page for channel name and channel description will be seen. Note that, choosing a name for channel is mandatory but the description is optional.

You should type your favorite name for channel (and if you like type a description) and click “Next”. So, you will be directed to another page and select your required channel (as private or public).

Public Channel:

With this selection you will see a page about channel Username and you can type a username with the length of 5-32 characters (A-Z/ a-z/ 0-9). This is as an ID for your public channel and any of your contacts or group members can join if you add @ at its beginning as an address.

Private Channel:

After choosing this sort of channel you will be directed to a new page in which you can add members, moderators and admins. By clicking on any of your contacts and set as selective, press “Add (the number of) Members” at the bottom of the screen. Thus, your channel is ready now and you can enter its main page.

After creating your channel and entering its main page, you are able to choose your favorite channel picture as its icon. You have to click your channel name on top of the page to see options.

Choose the icon of Edit and you have this right to choose your ideal picture among the saved ones on your system and upload it by clicking the camera pictogram.

Then, the chosen picture can be shown in a squared frame in order to be cropped. So, click on CROP & SEND and SAVE finally to finalize the changes.

Restrictions in iGap

iGap Restrictions in Web Version

One of the restrictions in iGap is the certain number of characters for the “messages with picture”.

If you want to share a message with your friends, groups or channels, click on their name to see the conversation page. If your message accompanies a picture, choose the attachment icon and select your file in order that your ideal picture will be uploaded.

Then type your message in the text field; if the characters of your text exceeds 200, you will encounter an error sent from iGap servers on top the text field.

In order to get rid of this error and send your message, you must shorten your message length up to 200 characters.

This kind of restriction is only for the messages with pictures. Otherwise, there is no restriction for messages consist of texts only.