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## Guides
* [User Guides](guides/user-guides/README.md)
* [Channel Actions](guides/user-guides/channel-actions.md)
* [Channels](guides/user-guides/channels.md)
* [Connect to a server](guides/user-guides/connecting-to-a-server.md)
* [Channels](guides/user-guides/channels/README.md)
* [Channel Actions](guides/user-guides/channels/channel-actions.md)
* [Connect to a Rocket.Chat server](guides/user-guides/connecting-to-a-server.md)
* [Multi-users Direct Message](guides/user-guides/direct-messages-between-multiple-users.md)
* [End to End Encryption Guide](guides/user-guides/end-to-end-encryption.md)
* [User Panel](guides/user-guides/user-panel/README.md)
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## Use your Custom Sound
See [Notification Preferences](../user-guides/channels.md#notifications-preferences) to use this custom sound as a notification.
See [Notification Preferences](../user-guides/channels/#notifications-preferences) to use this custom sound as a notification.
## Delete/Edit Custom Sound
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Conversations in Rocket.Chat occur in **channels**. Channels are chat rooms with useful features designed to increase communication and collaboration.
There are three kinds of channels: [public channels](channels.md#public-channels), [private groups](channels.md#private-groups), and [direct \(1-on-1\) messages](channels.md#direct-messages).
There are three kinds of channels: [public channels](./#public-channels), [private groups](./#private-groups), and [direct \(1-on-1\) messages](./#direct-messages).
## Public channels
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**Direct messages \(DMs\)** are a private 1-on-1 conversation between team members. They can be sent to any user on your server.
**Direct Messages Between Multiple Users** There is a feature that allows you to chat with multiple users inside a DM. For more info check: [Direct Messages Between Multiple Users](direct-messages-between-multiple-users.md).
**Direct Messages Between Multiple Users** There is a feature that allows you to chat with multiple users inside a DM. For more info check: [Direct Messages Between Multiple Users](../direct-messages-between-multiple-users.md).
## Listing channels
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* **Hide/Show counter:** Show the number of unread messages for a channel.
* **Notification sound:** Choose a sound for notifications besides the alerts default **Desktop**. Mobile currently supports only the alerts inside your mobile device. You can also select when to play the alert, duration of the alert, and the alert itself.
> There are some default choices for audio provided by Rocket.Chat. However, you also get to choose custom audio files for the same. Get further information about [Custom Sounds](../administrator-guides/custom-sounds.md).
> There are some default choices for audio provided by Rocket.Chat. However, you also get to choose custom audio files for the same. Get further information about [Custom Sounds](../../administrator-guides/custom-sounds.md).
## Joining new channels and starting direct messages
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In read-only channels, messages can only be sent by users with write permissions. All users can react to messages in this channel. Read-only channels are most suitable for announcements and voting.
Encrypted channels, messages will be end to end encrypted. See: [End to End Encryption](end-to-end-encryption.md) for details.
Encrypted channels, messages will be end to end encrypted. See: [End to End Encryption](../end-to-end-encryption.md) for details.
Broadcasted channels behave like read-only channels, with only users with the right permission being able to post there. The differences to a read-only channel are:
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* **Archived**: Tells if a channel is archived, and toggles the archived status of a channel. Nobody can post messages in an archived channel, and channel search will not find that channel.
* **Password**: Tells whether a channel has a password and let you set the password. If a channel has a password, other users need to enter the password to become a member of the channel.
If a [retention policy](../administrator-guides/retention-policies.md) is active on this channel, a red warning box appears saying when messages or files are deleted.
If a [retention policy](../../administrator-guides/retention-policies.md) is active on this channel, a red warning box appears saying when messages or files are deleted.
## Search Messages
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## Streaming
If the feature [Youtube Livestream](../administrator-guides/youtube-broadcasting.md) is enabled, the **Streaming** Tab activates on the channel actions menu.
If the feature [Youtube Livestream](../../administrator-guides/youtube-broadcasting.md) is enabled, the **Streaming** Tab activates on the channel actions menu.
Through the **Streaming** tab, owners of the channel of server admins can start streaming or add another stream to the channel using a URL.
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# Connect to a server
# Connect to a Rocket.Chat server
Use a web browser, the Rocket.Chat desktop/mobile application, or your choice of [client applications](https://rocket.chat/download) to connect to a Rocket.Chat server.
Use a web browser, the Rocket.Chat desktop/mobile application or your choice of [client applications](https://rocket.chat/download) to connect to a Rocket.Chat server.
## Use a web browser
To connect to a Rocket.Chat server through a web browser, enter the desired server address in the browser's address bar such as `https://open.rocket.chat`.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, the [registration](registration.md) and [log in](login.md) page appears. Enter your credentials to log in or register to become a member of that server.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, the [registration](registration.md), and [log in](login.md) page appears. Enter your credentials to log in or register to become a member of that server.
## Use the desktop app
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2. Install and open the app.
3. The server connect screen appears. To connect to a server, enter a valid server address and click **Connect**.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, the [registration](registration.md) and [log in](login.md) page appears. Enter your credentials to log in or register to become a member of that server.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, the [registration](registration.md) and [log in](login.md) page appear. Enter your credentials to log in or register to become a member of that server.
### Connect to more than one server
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The feature allows the creation of direct message rooms between several users to exchange messages and files.
Unlike creating [**private groups**](channels.md), you do not need to specify the name or topic of the conversation; and you do not have to decide whether the room is read-only.
Unlike creating [**private groups**](channels/), you do not need to specify the name or topic of the conversation; and you do not have to decide whether the room is read-only.
It works just like regular direct 1:1 messaging, the only difference is that multiple users are involved.
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## Configurations
Multi-users direct message rooms’ actions and options remain the same as in [**direct \(1-on-1\) messages**](channels.md), except for the ability to execute actions like: ignore, mute, block or remove.
Multi-users direct message rooms’ actions and options remain the same as in [**direct \(1-on-1\) messages**](channels/), except for the ability to execute actions like: ignore, mute, block or remove.
The only user actions available are:
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# Logging into a server
To login to a server [register](registration.md) an account manually or with a pre-configured OAuth service.
Use a web browser, the Rocket.Chat desktop/mobile application or your choice of [client applications](https://rocket.chat/download) to connect to a Rocket.Chat server.
## Manual Log in
## Use a web browser
To manually log in, you must have used the [manual registration method](registration.md) or have set a `password` in your account settings.
To connect to a Rocket.Chat server through a web browser, enter the desired server address in the browser's address bar such as `https://open.rocket.chat`.
You can log in using either your `username` or `email` and `password`.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, the [registration](registration.md), and [log in](login.md) page appears. Enter your credentials to log in or register to become a member of that server.
## OAuth Log in
## Use the desktop app
Your server's system administrator enables OAuth login. If an OAuth service is enabled, click the icon for that service \(i.e., GitHub or Google\), and then follow the on-screen prompts to log in.
To connect to a Rocket.Chat server using the desktop app:
1. [Download](https://rocket.chat/download) the app specific to your operating system.
2. Install and open the app.
3. The server connect screen appears. To connect to a server, enter a valid server address and click **Connect**.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, the [registration](registration.md), and [log in](login.md) page appear. Enter your credentials to log in or register to become a member of that server.
### Connect to more than one server
When using a Rocket.Chat desktop application you can connect to multiple Rocket.Chat servers.
To add a new server, click the **plus** icon below the server list on the left sidebar and follow the [instructions](connecting-to-a-server.md) to connect to a Rocket.Chat server.
## Use the mobile app
To connect to a Rocket.Chat server using a mobile client app [download](../../installation/mobile-and-desktop-apps.md#mobile-apps) the app for your mobile operating system.
Open the app. If this is your first time using the mobile app, the server connect screen appears. Press **Join a workspace**, enter a valid server address, and then click **Connect**.
After entering a valid Rocket.Chat server address, the [registration](registration.md), and [log in](login.md) page appears. Enter your credentials to log in or register to become a member of that server.
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