You’re welcome. Hope it helped.
Long chat is 3rd icon (three black balloons) from left after clicking green “+”. Long chat is not the Meeting feature (5th icon). The (regular) chat is 4th icon which is a single balloon. If someone can point to how to add screenshots in a post, I’ll add some.
I don’t know the formal difference but by observation of the directory contents that result using either - a long chat store each day’s chats in its down folder and file, e.g.
Flow participants are tracked in
I think a flow refers to the parties chatting in a long chat and all messages exchanged.
I haven’t worked with (regular) chat yet but looks like all chat messages are stored in one folder and one file. Not sure if and where flow participants are tracked in a regular chat, if at all.
It appears the intent is for apps that care about wanting look up by date, long chat might be preferred.
With regular chat you will have to read from the POD(s) the entire history before grep’ing by date stamp, which would be inefficient bandwidth-wise as chats accumulate over a long time.
I built my chat app using long chat because of this.