Multi-user chats are often divided into two use cases: Groups and Channels. In Groups you talk with specific people about varying topics, while in Channels you talk with a changing set of people about a specific topic.
Dino displays a list of member names as the default Group name and uses member avatars to generate a default Group avatar. Both features wouldn't make sense in a Channel with a continuously changing set of members. #Dino #XMPP

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I like the avatar thing, Conversations does it that way, too. However does Dino instead of showing the member names give the user the option to show the group name/description which the group creator gave to it?

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Conversations also generates the default avatars of public Channels from member avatars. Dino recently stopped doing that and now only does that for Groups, hence the explanatory toot.

Yes, if a name or description is set, Dino will show it also for Groups. The list of names is only the default.

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