Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Invite People to Your Spaces More Easily

This post is part of a series of articles that will introduce some noteworthy improvements to eXo Platform 4.4. Watch this blog for more product news in the upcoming weeks.

Starting a community can be a daunting task. If you find yourself inviting a lot of people manually, you may like some of the improvements we’ve made.
The first simple change was to add the user invitation form to the space Members app.

eXo Space members App

You can still find the form in the Space Settings, but many people find it more natural to look in Members for it.
To invite people to join your space, just start typing their names into the field. Users will be suggested as you type.

02-User-Suggestion

Just click on the user you want to invite when you see his/her name come up.
In addition, this field will suggest spaces.

eXo suggest spaces field

This means you can now invite an entire group of people at one time! This is very useful when you want to create a project for your team, for example.
The field lets you enter several names either manually or using the suggestions.

Send invitations from eXo space members

Once you have your team set up, click the Invite button. This will check the data you entered, recognize names you entered manually, and send the invitations.

eXo space members invitation sent

Once your invitations have been sent, you can still review and manage them in Settings > Members.

Members invitations review and management

We designed these improvements in response to user feedback. With them, space managers can now easily and conveniently grow their communities.

Tell us what you think

As usual, these improvements can be previewed immediately on the Tribe and in the latest milestone of eXo Platform 4.4 Community Edition. Let us know what you think—we’d love to hear your feedback.

Other articles in the series:
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Improved Document Activities
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Member Lists in Chat Rooms
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Improved Document Search results
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Invite People to Your Spaces More Easily
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Space Avatars on Activity Streams
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Opening Content in Context from Notifications
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Share Documents to Users
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Desktop Notifications for eXo Chat
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: New Document Version History
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Text Formatting in Microblog and Comments


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I am the product officer at eXo. I oversee product management and product marketing. My teams design, create and promote the features of and improvements to eXo Platform. As a former enterprise software developer turned product manager, I have a passion for how IT can improve people’s lives. In this blog, I write about some of my personal interests, such as productivity, alternative forms of management and corporate organisations, collaboration, open-source and emerging technologies.

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