With the introduction of QuantumListing’s new Groups feature, we’re giving our members an innovative set of tools to facilitate collaboration and sharing of information and ideas with their colleagues.
If you’ve logged into your QuantumListing account and visited your profile page recently, you may have noticed that we recently updated our sidebar. One of the reasons we did so was that as the list of features continued to grow, we needed a way to make it easier and more intuitive for our members to find these features.
In this post, we’ll take a deep dive into the newest part of the side bar, Groups, so that you can take advantage of the powerful set of tools it provides to stay connected with the colleagues and easily follow listings that are going to help you be more efficient with your daily work. We’ll go through each of the Group menu items one by one.
You’ll access the Groups menu on the sidebar on the left-hand side of your profile page.
Clicking on Groups will open up the following menu:
The first Groups menu item is Feeds. If you already belong to one or more groups, then you will see a list of items showing what has happened recently in your groups. It will initially show the information from the first group you joined. If you want to switch to one of your other groups, click on the box marked “Select Group,” identified by the 2 below.
Once you’ve selected the group you want, you can send a message to the group by clicking the green plus sign. You are able to send peer-to-peer messages to individual members, too, but we’ll get to that a little later.
If you want to visit the profile of the member related to a particular news item, click their username above the news item. If you want to get more information on the news item, select the news item below the member name. You can find a typical news item designated by the number 3 in the illustration below.
If someone has sent a chat item to the group, hover over the eye icon to the right of their username to see the message. Number 4 in the illustration below shows the eye icon.
The number 5 in the illustration below shows you where you can switch from page to page in the group information feed.
If you don’t see anything in your group feed, it is because you have not joined a group yet. Unlike the QuantumListing Networks, which we assign you to after you join the service, Groups is a feature that you have more direct control over. We don’t limit the number of groups you can start or join, so be creative and have fun with this. We’ve added some groups to the list that you can join, or which can inspire you as to the type of groups you might want to initiate.
To start your own group, make sure My Groups is selected in the sidebar menu, then click the green plus sign icon indicated by 1 in the illustration below. (The second picture in this section shows what you need to do once you’ve clicked the green plus sign).
You can edit the groups you’ve started by clicking the icon indicated by the number 2 below. More information on editing your group is available in the below Group Editing section.
Clicking on the speech bubble (see 3 in the first illustration below) lets you add a chat message. Clicking on the eye icon (See 4 below) shows you who is in your group. The trash can icon (5 below) lets you delete your group.
If you’ve joined someone else’s group, and they allow its members to invite others to join, click the plus sign, indicated by the number 6 below.
Under the Join a Group heading, you can search or scroll through other public groups to join. The eye will let you see a description of the group, and the plus sign (indicated by 8) lets you join.
The steps to create a group are shown in the illustration below. They are straightforward and self-explanatory. Once you’ve hit Create, you’ll be able to edit your group, so don’t worry if you made a mistake, forgot something, or want to make changes.
To see who is in your group or groups, select Group Members from the menu in the sidebar. If you are a member of more than one group, select which group you would like to examine.
Once you’ve selected which group you want to peruse (see 1 in below illustration), you’ll be able to edit it by clicking the green plus sign, indicated by number 2 in the illustration below, if it is a group you’ve started. Clicking on any of the member cards (see number 3 in below illustration) will let send you to that member’s profile page.
To send a message to a group member, click on the speech bubble at the top of their member card (number 4).
If you want to disconnect a member from your group, click the three vertical dots (number 5) and click Disconnect.
You can scroll through your group membership pages using the number index and arrow (number 6).
The following Illustration shows you what the Edit Group page looks like. You edit the group name (number 1), add or edit the group description (number 2), select or deselect the box that allows group members to invite others to join the group (number 3), and make the group public or private (number 4).
You can also search for QuantumListing members to add to your group (number 5), scroll through members and select them for membership by clicking the radio button (6). You can also delete individual members from your group by clicking the X next to their name (number 7).
The last item on the Groups menu is Group Listings. You can select which of your groups’ listings you want to examine (number 1 below), search by location (number 2), and filter and sort the listings (number 3). The listing cards (number 4) here work as they do elsewhere on the site. Click a listing card to go to its detail page. Click the ribbon on the top right to save it to your Favorites collection, accessible from your profile page. The three vertical dots allow you to export the listing to a PDF or add it to a listing report.
We hope you enjoy QuantumListing Groups and will find them useful. We’d love to hear from you in the comments about how you use them. We’ll be adding a short guide to Groups in the How It Works section of the website.
Email [email protected] if you have suggestions on how to make Groups even better.