How to Convert a Private Group to a Public one in Web Version iGap?
You can create a group by choosing “New Group” over the options of menu (with regard to the instructions about creating a new group in Web version iGap) and add whom you are interested in as group members. As the number of members in this kind of group is restricted, this is called “Private Group”; but when you decide to convert it into a public, click on the group name shown on top of the screen to see menu options.
After choosing the option “Convert to Public” and typing a username for the group in the new page, you can confirm it (the characters must be at least 5 up to 32 with letters and digits among A-Z / 0-9).
Then by returning to the group page, you can see the creator’s action taken for converting the group into a public one. Since then, all members are able to send this group username to their friends and invite them. The maximum number of members in a public group is 5000.
After making decision about creating a virtual space for your friends and yourself and chatting together you should click the icon of three lines at the top-left corner of the screen to see menu options.
Choose “New Group” and type a name (mandatory) and a brief description (optional) in the fields on the new open page.
Then click “Next” to see the list of your contacts.
When selecting your favorite members over the contacts and choosing “Submit”, the required group will be created.
Now, you can see your successfully created private group.
The creator creates a group based on the instructions described before in previous sections and adds how many members s/he likes over her/his contacts. All members are able to send messages and see others’ messages; also if one of them wants to add a new member, s/he should ask the admin/creator to do so. Additionally, the rules for members in this group are specified by the admin/creator.
For public groups the creator should identify a username for the group after creating based on the instructions. So, everyone- who has an iGap account- can join by searching the group’s username. In public groups, there is no need to be added by admin/creator. If you as a member want to add a new member, just send the group username to others, then they can join by touching or clicking that. In this sort of group, all members can post and everyone’s posts and messages are observable to others.