Sometimes, especially when conversation is moving quickly, it can be hard to quickly identify who said what.
As of today, you can optionally turn on Speaker Colors. These help you follow a conversation faster without reading everyone’s name all the time.
Here’s how to turn Speaker Colors on:
First, find the Options button in the bottom right corner of the messages. Click it to open (or close) the list of Room Options.
Use the check box to toggle the Speaker Colors option. Here’s what it looks like!
Here’s a room with three participants named James. Confusing! But with Speaker Colors enabled, it’s easy to differentiate. Even when James 1 changes his user name (how conscientious!) his Speaker Color stays the same, so we can keep following his contributions.
For those wondering, I have worked on a team with three Jameses. It was a fantastic team. And sometimes confusing.
This feature—and others to come—will probably evolve slightly over time, but for me to make it better I need your feedback! Comment here, find me on Twitter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments, concerns, or suggestions.