Introducing ‘Topic Descriptions’ for Typetalk

Our latest feature will help users keep their Typetalk Topics focused and productive. Topic Descriptions allow users to define the subject matter relevant to each Topic, so users know what kind of information is appropriate to post and where.

This feature is now available for the Typetalk’s web and desktop users; coming soon to mobile app users.

Writing Descriptions

You can find the description section directly under the Topic Name. To edit, simply click the “Add topic description…” text, and the description edit box will appear. As you write your brief summary of the topic, you can use SHIFT + ENTER to create a line break or new paragraph, and you can even add live links. When you’re done, just hit ENTER to update.

Step 1: Click “Add topic description” under the Topic Name.

Step 1: Click “Add topic description” under the Topic Name.

Step 2: Write your description.

 Step 2: Write your description.

Step 3: Use SHIFT + ENTER to create new lines. Add relevant links.

Step 3: Use SHIFT + ENTER to create new lines. Add relevant links.

Step 4: Click ENTER to update.

Step 4: Click ENTER to update.

Note: For multi-line descriptions, you will see an abbreviated version of the next until you hover over the description. HTTP links written in descriptions will be automatically marked up.

Descriptions in Use

Topic Names are a simple, useful way to explain the purpose of a discussion. But sometimes they are too short or vague to fully define a conversation. That’s where topic descriptions come in.

Descriptions make sure the purpose of each of your topics is clear. You can include what language to use, who to ask for a question, whether you can freely invite someone to the topic or not, and more. How you format your descriptions is up to you!

Topic Descriptions are just our latest update making communication more efficient for your team.

Other Updates

  • iOS

    • Added message search feature
    • Improved image preview
  • Android

    • Added new icons and a streamlined message interface for Conversations
    • Improved image preview
    • Improved topic filter
    • Added download attachment feature
  • Web

    • Improved UI to clarify online status of users
    • Changed notification colors to follow mobile UIChanged notification colors to follow mobile UI