Creating direct messages and private discussions

By using messages and private discussions, you can limit your audience to only the people you want.

Messages and private discussions show up in the Inbox of only the people you send them to. These are useful features, but the power of Jive is that nearly all topics in the community can be helpful to others, so try to keep things public whenever possible.

To send a message to someone, do one of the following:

  • In your Inbox, click Send Message.
  • Select Pencil icon > Message.
  • Click Message from the top of any of your attention streams.
  • Hover over the person's name in any of your attention streams and click Message.

After your message is sent, the receiver can see it in their Inbox. From there, the receiver can respond directly.

To create a private discussion:

  1. Click Pencil icon > Discussion to create a discussion, then enter the title and details of the discussion.
  2. Select Specific People under Publish Location.
  3. Select the participants you want to include in the discussion.
  4. When you're finished drafting the discussion, click Post.

Only the participants you selected can see a discussion notification in their Inbox. From there, they can respond to the discussion.