Chat casually with the group, ask random questions, and share stuff without ceremony.
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Sometimes posting a message isn't necessary, and you want to chat in real time. Campfire is the place to be!

Every Project, Team, and HQ has its own Campfire room. To enter a Campfire, open the Project (or Team or HQ) and click on the Campfire tool.

Scroll up in a chat window to view what you missed. When you want to add a comment, type your text at the bottom of the window and hit enter.

Campfire Features

You can also drag and drop saved images, or paste image URLs into a chat line — perfect for all those cat and Beyoncé GIFs you need to share with the team.

To grab someone’s attention in Campfire, you can @mention them by typing the @ symbol followed by their name. They’ll receive a notification for the mention.

To use emoji, click control + command + space bar on a Mac to pull up the emoji picker. On Windows 10, click the Windows key + ; to pull up emoji. Older versions of Windows will work too. Check out our  emoji pro tips! 👍

To see all the files posted in a Campfire, look for the  ••• menu in the upper right corner of that Campfire. 

You'll then be able to browse everything uploaded to that particular Campfire!

Delete and Edit a Campfire Post

If you need to delete or edit a message you posted, click on "•••" next to the time stamp above your post.

Click on the little red trash can to delete what you've posted or click on the pencil to edit what you've written:

Note: Admins and account owners can delete messages posted by someone else, not edit. Only you can edit your own posts. More about that here.

Add Code to a Campfire or Ping

To add code in a chat, you'll start your message with  /code log | <content>

Here's how it will look when you post your message: 

Add Sounds to Campfire or Pings

Campfire supports sounds! All the sound commands begin with /play. Here's an example of /play greatjob

All Campfire sounds are listed out here at the bottom of the page, along with a preview of each sound. They work in Pings as well!

It's a fun way to comment on situation, support your peers, greet them, or bid them adieu. Here's a round of /play honk to send Merissa off into the weekend: 

Campfire Notifications

You can turn on notifications so that you're notified when someone starts chatting in a Campfire that you're a part of. (More on how to set up those notifications!) 

But, you won't receive a notification for every single new line item in that Campfire chat. You'll only receive push notifications if:

  • You are @mentioned
  • The chat has been idle for 6+ hours

You can read more on our philosophy around chat notifications in our piece on Group Chat, Group Stress.

Remove the Campfire tool

You can hide a tool from a Project, Team, or HQ if it's not needed. See if a clear space really does organize the mind!
Here's how: Changing Tools

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