Using chat features - Amazon Chime

Using chat features

You can use the following features with Amazon Chime chat.

Search as you type

Searches your contacts, conversations, and chat rooms and starts displaying results as you type in the search bar. Press Enter to search all content.

External content URL previews

Shows a preview of content, such as titles, descriptions, and thumbnails, when pasting URLs to external sites.

Message actions

Message actions display in the menu next to a message. Choose Copy to copy the message to your clipboard. Choose Quote message to insert the selected message into your compose message field as a quotation. To report a message to your administrator for removal, choose Copy message ID to copy the message ID information to your clipboard, then send the information to your administrator.

Rich text support for markdown and code blocks

Use markdown syntax to format text using bold font, lists, and heading levels, and other options. Amazon Chime also supports sending code blocks. For more information, see Sending markdown messages and Sending code blocks in messages.

Emoji and .gif support

To insert an emoji, choose Pick an emoji next to the chat input field. Choose Attach a file to upload a saved .gif file into the chat input field and play it inline, or use markdown to display .gif files from the web. For more information about using markdown, see Sending markdown messages.

Drag and drop files

Drag and drop files into the chat pane, or copy and paste images directly from your clipboard.

Sending markdown messages

To send an Amazon Chime chat message using markdown syntax, type /md followed by a space at the beginning of your message. Compose your message using markdown syntax. Press Enter to send.

The following example demonstrates how to format an Amazon Chime chat message using markdown syntax.

/md **Hello world!**

The following example demonstrates how the sent message appears in Amazon Chime.

Hello world!

The following example demonstrates how to format a web link to a .gif file using markdown syntax. This displays the .gif file in your Amazon Chime chat message.

/md ![](https://example.com/filename.gif)

Sending code blocks in messages

To send a code block in an Amazon Chime chat message, type /code followed by a space at the beginning of your message. Copy and paste your code block into the message. Press Enter to send.

The following example demonstrates how to send a code block in an Amazon Chime chat message.

/code CreateBotRequest createBotRequest = new CreateBotRequest() .withAccountId("chimeAccountId") .withDisplayName("exampleBot") .withDomain("example.com"); chime.createBot(createBotRequest);

The following example demonstrates how the sent message appears in Amazon Chime.

CreateBotRequest createBotRequest = new CreateBotRequest() .withAccountId("chimeAccountId") .withDisplayName("exampleBot") .withDomain("example.com"); chime.createBot(createBotRequest);