Chatroom

A chatroom is the core element of beoble, where users can send chats to each other.

So, how does the chatroom work? How are the messages delivered in beoble?

You can refer to the Communication Delivery Graph (CDG) section to learn more.

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Breakdown of Chatroom

The following is the high level of how data are defined in an Chatroom object of beoble. The following list doesn't cover every single field in the Chatroom object, but it shows some of the essential fields that might be useful to know.

1. Identity Data Section

Chatroom ID

  • type: unique identifier

  • description: Field chatroom ID is a unique identifier object for every chatroom of beoble. (i.e., every chatroom in beoble has a unique chatroom ID)

Creator

  • type: persona object

  • description: Field Creator contains the user information of the chatroom creator.

Display Name

  • type: string

  • description: Field Display Name is a field that chatroom admin users can set for chatroom name display purposes to users.

Description

  • type: string

  • description: Field Description is a field that chatroom admin users can set for information display purposes to users.

Profile

  • type: media object

  • description: Field Profile stores the media object (i.e., images, gifs, videos) to be shown in the profile and background images of the chatroom.

2. Core Data Section

Chats

  • type: bulk of chat objects

  • description: Field Chats are the encrypted messages that belong to a certain chatroom.

Last Chat

  • type: chat object

  • description: Field Last Chat is a cached chat object pointing to this chatroom's last message.

Pinned Chat

  • type: chat object

  • description: Field Pinned Chat is a cached chat object pointing to this chatroom's pinned message.

Read (regarding mark as read)

  • type: read object

  • description: Field Read contains information about which messages members of the chatroom read.

Members

  • type: bulk of member objects

  • description: Member objects are a combination of Persona objects with Role objects. Each member contains information about the user in this chatroom, like whether this member is an admin or not and what level of access they have.

3. Encryption Data Section

Chatroom Public Key

  • type: key object

  • description: Field Chatroom Public Key is the public key of the chatroom that is used for end-to-end encryption, where users use it to encrypt messages and send them to the chatroom. You can find out more details about encryption in the Privacy and Encryption section.

4. Status Data Section

Create Time

  • type: timestamp

  • description: Field Create Time stores the timestamp of the moment when the chatroom object was created.

Update Time

  • type: timestamp

  • description: Field Update Time stores the timestamp of the moment when the chatroom object was updated.

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