EBS: How Can Contacts Join a Live Incident Chat in Everbridge Suite

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Contacts joining the Incident Chat

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Contacts can join the Incident Chat via the following methods: 

Using Incident Chat with the Everbridge Member Portal

Contacts can access the Incident Chat if Display incident information has been enabled in the Organization Member Portal Settings.
To enable this setting, follow the steps found in this Knowledge Base Article: 000059837 - Displaying Incident Notifications To Contacts in the Everbridge Member Portal.

When the incidents option is selected, the Member Portal displays a list of incidents for which the logged-in Member Portal contact has been a contact in at least one notification for that incident. The contact will be able to participate in the Incident Chat for that incident from the Member Portal by following the steps below: 

  1. Log in to the Organizations Member Portal
  2. Select the Incidents tab from the top menu bar
  3. Click on the Open Incidents tab
  4. Locate and click on the title of the required Incident
  5. Select the Chat option
Here contacts can view participants and share text and attachments in the chat.

Using Incident Chat with the Everbridge Mobile App

Contacts selected to receive an Incident Notification will receive an alert on their mobile device from the Everbridge Mobile App, just like any other notification that is sent to the Mobile Push Alert delivery method.
The Incident Chat can be joined via the Notification Details, Incident Details or the Chat / Secure Chat section. 

If the Mobile user is tapping the Go to Secure Chat button for the first time for a given incident, a joined message will be displayed for that contact.

Joining from Notification Details

Contacts can view and participate in the Incident Chat via the Notifications in the Everbridge Mobile App, the mobile user will see an option on the page to Go to Secure Chat.

The contact will be able to participate via the Incident Notification by following the steps below: 

  1. Select  and click on the Feed view from the drop-down options
  2. Click on the Notifications tab in the Feed view
  3. Locate and click on the title of the required Incident
  4. Click on the button Go to Secure Chat
Contacts view participants and share text and attachments in the chat.

Joining from Incident Details

If Group notifications by the incident as been enabled in the Organization Settings, contacts can join the Incident Chat via the Incidents Feed tab in the Everbridge Mobile App.  
To enable this setting, follow the steps found in this Knowledge Base Article 000059839 - Grouping Incident Notifications by Incidents in the Everbridge Mobile App

When the contact taps the Incidents button, the app displays a list of all Incident Notifications for which that contact has received.
The contact can then select an incident from the list to join the chat related to that Incident.

The contact will be able to participate via the Incident Notification by following the steps below: 

  1. Select  and click on the Feed view from the drop-down options
  2. Click on the Incidents tab in the Feed view
  3. Locate and click on the title of the required Incident
  4. Click on the button Go to Secure Chat

Contacts view participants and share text and attachments in the chat.

Joining from Chat / Secure Chat

Everbridge Mobile App users will have an incidents button in the upper right of the Chats / Secure Chats page of the Everbridge Mobile App.

The contact will be able to participate via the Incident Notification by following the steps below: 
  1. Select  and click on the Chats / Secure Chats view from the drop-down options
  2. Click on the Incidents tab
  3. Locate and click on the title of the required Incident
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