Configure message settings
In this section, you have settings regarding messages on your server and all the actions that can be performed with them.
To access this section, go to Administration > Workspace > Settings > Message.
Remember to hit Save Changes in order to apply any changes made.
  • Allow message Editing: When enabled, users will have the ability to edit messages.
  • Block message editing after: takes in time in minutes in which users are allowed to edit messages in which after they'll be unable.
  • Allow message deleting: When enabled, users will be able to delete messages.
  • Block message deleting after: Let's you set a duration in minutes in which users are allowed to delete messages.
  • Allow Unrecognized Slash Commands: When enabled, unknown Slash Commands will be allowed.
  • Allow user direct messages to yourself: when enabled, users will be able to send direct messages to themselves.
  • Always Search Using RegExp: When enabled, all searches will use RegExp. We recommend setting True if your language is not supported on MongoDB text search.
  • Show Edited Status: This will show edited whenever a message has been edited.
  • Show Deleted Status: Shows deleted when a message has been deleted.
  • Allow Message bad words filtering: When enabled, words in the blacklist will be filtered on the server.
  • Add Bad Words to the Blacklist: Takes in a list of comma-separated words that will be filtered from the server.
  • Remove words from the Blacklist: Takes in any word already in the Blacklist and removes it.
  • Keep Per Message Editing History: Whether or not to keep message editing history.
  • Maximum Channel Size for ALL Message: Lets you set the maximum size of a channel.
  • Maximum Allowed Characters Per Message: Lets you set the maximum characters a message can contain.
  • Allow converting long messages to attachments: When enabled, long messages can be converted to attachments.
  • Show Formatting Tips: when enabled, formatting tips will be shown below the message field.
  • Grouping Period (in seconds): Messages will be grouped with the previous message if both are from the same user and the elapsed time was less than the informed time in seconds.
  • Embed Link Previews: Whether embedded link previews are enabled or not when a user posts a link to a website.
  • Embed Request User Agent: Lets you set a request user agent.
  • Message_SetNameToAliasEnabled: Enable to set message alias.
  • Embed Cache Expiration Days: Lets you set how long you want the cache to be embedded.
  • Disable Embed for Users: Comma-separated list of usernames to disable the embedded link previews.
  • Embed Ignored Hosts: Comma-separated list of hosts or CIDR addresses, eg. localhost,,,,
  • Safe Ports: Comma-separated list of ports allowed for previewing.
  • Time Format: Let's you set the format of time on your server. See also: Moment.js
  • Date Format: Lets you set the format of the date in your server.
  • Time and Date Format: Lets you set the time and date format.
  • Maximum Number of Chained Quotes: Lets you set the maximum number of Chained quotes.
  • Hide System Messages: Set whether or not system messages will be hidden.
  • DirectMesssage_maxUsers: Specifies the maximum uses for direct messages.
  • Message Erasure Type: Select from the drop-down what to do with messages of users who removed their account.
  • Code highlighting languages list: Comma separated list of languages (all supported languages at ) that will be used to highlight code blocks.
  • Video Recorder Enabled: Requires video/webm files to be an accepted media type within File Upload settings.
  • Show Read Receipts: Whether to show read receipt.
  • Detailed Read Receipts: Shows each user's read receipts.
  • Allow Message Pinning: When enabled, allow messages to be pinned to any of the channels.
  • Allow Message Snippeting: when enabled, message sniping will be allowed.
  • Allow Message Starring: when enabled, users will be able to star messages.

Message Attachments

  • Group Attachment Buttons: This groups the icons under an expandable menu. Takes up less screen space.
  • Enable image thumbnails to save bandwidth: Thumbnails will be served instead of the original image to reduce bandwidth usage. Images at original resolution can be downloaded using the icon next to the attachment's name.
  • Thumbnail's max width (in pixels): Lets you set in ox the maximum thumbnail width.
  • Thumbnail's max height (in pixels): Lets you set in ox the maximum thumbnail height.
  • Remove EXIF metadata from supported files: Strip out EXIF metadata from image files (jpeg, tiff, etc). This setting is not retroactive, so files uploaded while disabled will have EXIF data.

Audio Message

  • Audio Recorder Enabled: When set to true, users will be able to record audio.
  • Audio Message Bit Rate: Lets you set the bit rate for audio messages.

Hex Color Preview

  • Enabled: Let's you set preview for hex colors.
  • Enabled: Lets you enable issue link tracker.
Warning: Do not enable this and the Hex Color Preview at the same time.
  • Template for issue links: Template for issue links; %s will be replaced by the issue number.


  • Enabled: Lets you enable auto-linking.
  • AutoLinker Strip Prefix: When enabled, linking will be stripped. Short display. e.g. =>
  • AutoLinker Scheme:// URLs: Scheme auto linker.
  • AutoLinker 'www' URLs: www URLs will be auto-linked.
  • AutoLinker TLD URLs: When enabled, TLD URLs will be auto-linked.
  • AutoLinker URL Regular Expression: Lets you set RegExp for URL auto-linking.
  • AutoLinker Email: When enabled, emails will be auto-linked.
  • AutoLinker Phone: Automatically linked for Phone numbers. e.g. (123)456-7890


  • Enable Auto-Translate: Enabling auto-translation will allow people with the auto-translate permission to have all messages automatically translated into their selected language. Fees may apply.
  • Service Provider: A drop-down to select the translation service provider.


  • API Key: Takes in DeepL API key.


  • API Key: Takes in the Google API key.


  • Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: Takes in your Microsoft Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key.

Google Maps

  • Enable Mapview: Enabling map view will display a location share button on the right of the chat input field.
  • Google Static Maps API Key: The Google Static Maps API Key. This can be obtained from the Google Developers Console for free.


  • Katex Enabled: Allow using katex for math typesetting in messages.
  • Allow Parenthesis Syntax: When enabled, you can use [katex block] and (inline katex) syntaxes.
  • Allow Dollar Syntax: Allow using $$katex block$$ and $inline katex$ syntaxes


  • Markdown Parser: A dropdown to select the markdown parser.
Markdown Parser
  • Allow Markdown headers in messages: When enabled, markdown headers will be included in messages.
  • Markdown Support Schemes for Link: Comma-separated list of allowed schemes.
  • Enable Marked GFM: Enable Marked GFM
  • Enable Marked Tables: Enables marked tables
  • Enable Marked Breaks: Enables marked breaks
  • Enable Marked Pedantic: Enables Marked Pedantic
  • Enable Marked Smart Lists: Enables Marked Smart Lists
  • Enable Marked Smartypants: Enables Marked Smartypants
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