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Compose messages

To compose a message in Elettra.chat go the channel or user you want to send a message. Type the message box and press Enter or the Send Button.

If you want to add new lines of text, press Shift + Enter to add a new line.

Cursor movement

While writing or editing messages, you can move the cursor using the arrow keys. Where the cursor moves depends on the wrapping of the text.

Hold Alt or Command while pressing the right or left arrow keys to move the cursor to the beginning or end of the message.

Notify other people

To get the attention of a specific person in a channel, type @ followed by their username, for example, @name.surname.elettra.eu. The mentioned user sees a red badge on the channel or is notified via email or their mobile device if they’re not online.

You can also notify everyone in a channel by typing @all. We recommend using @all sparingly. Although notifying everyone in the channel is useful for announcements, not every message requires this.

Send attachments

You can send a variety of attachments on your messages, like files, audio, links, videos, and many more.

To access the attachment menu you can click on the plus (+) icon at the right end of the message input box.


You can select files using three methods:

  • By choosing the Select Files from Computer option from the attachment menu
  • By dragging and dropping the file on Elettra.chat
  • By pasting an image from the clipboard

After selecting the file, add a name and a description of the file and press Send.

URL’s to other sites automatically generate a preview of that site’s content. Copy and paste the link into the message box to create the preview.


To insert an emoji, click the smiley face icon in the message box. Browse through emoji using the icon categories or through the search box.

You can also insert emojis by inputting an emoji code.


Elettra.chat changes common emoticons, or symbols used to represent emoji, to the equivalent emoji. For example, :) converts to the :smiley: emoji.


Use the following symbols to format text as desired:

  • Bold: *Lorem ipsum dolor*
  • Italic: _Lorem ipsum dolor_
  • Strike: ~Lorem ipsum dolor~
  • Inline code: `Lorem ipsum dolor`
  • Image: ![Alt text](https://rocket.chat/favicon.ico)
  • Link: [Lorem ipsum dolor](https://chat.elettra.eu/) or <https://chat.elettra.eu/ |Lorem ipsum dolor>
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 May 2021 16:07