In the midst of ongoing rumours about Character AI shutting down, the company has unveiled a new feature: Character AI group chat.
Starting from October 11, users are able to get their hands on the new group chat feature. This enables them to engage with multiple AI characters and humans, facilitating the creation of meaningful connections, the exchange of ideas, and real-time collaboration.
In this guide, we will show you how to create a group chat on Character AI, and we'll also provide instructions on joining an existing group chat.
How to create a Character AI group chat
To create a Character AI group chat, you need to be a c.ai+ subscriber, as this feature is currently in early access and exclusively accessible to premium subscribers.
So if you are a Character AI Plus subscriber, here are the steps you need to take to create a Character AI group chat:
- Open the Character AI app on your mobile and tap the + icon
- Click “Create a Group Chat”
- Now add public and/or unlisted AI characters
- Also, invite human participants
The feature will gradually become available to c.ai+ subscribers over the course of the next few days, beginning on October 11. If you don't immediately see the option to create a group chat, please be patient as it should become accessible soon.
It's important to note that, at present, you can create group chats exclusively through the Character AI mobile app. However, the developers have stated their intention to introduce a web implementation in the future, as mentioned in the announcement blog.
Furthermore, they have not officially disclosed an estimated timeline for when this feature will become available to non-subscribers. When a Redditor inquired about this, they avoided providing an answer to the query.
How to join a group chat on Character AI
To join a group chat on Character AI on mobile, tap the three-dot icon in the top-right corner and select "Join Chat Group." You will be prompted to enter the invite link or code, and once you do, you're in!
If you can't find the "Join Chat Group" option in the menu, it's probably because you're not using the latest app version. To participate in a group chat, make sure you're running the latest mobile app version (v1.7.0).
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