For some of our largest communities, we kept getting asked for a way for being able to talk to other members online right now, ask one-off questions or even get quick help from others. We even saw some of our users try to switch to Messenger/Telegram groups, and we wanted to give them a way to do this on Commonlounge itself so that everyone in the community benefits from these group chats.
We are making Community Chats live today on the Commonlounge Meta community so that you can try it out, and pass us feedback there. We are also making it live on some of the bigger communities, and if you would like to request this feature for a community you're active in, let us know by hitting reply below.
Bonus: @mentions work as expected in these live chats:
To play around, head to Commonlounge Meta community Live Chat