Creating a new room

Sometimes, there’s no existing room that is appropriate for your purposes. Or maybe you want a private place to talk to your friends. In these cases, you want to be able to create your own rooms. And luckily, CoyIM makes this very easy.

The XMPP standard provides for two ways of creating a room. The first one is the easier one. For this one, you simply give the name of the room you want to create, and the place you want to create it - and presto, you have your room. But sometimes, the settings for this kind of room are not correct for your needs. In this case, you can either choose to configure the room after the fact, or you can create a configured room from scratch. Configuring a room exposes a large number of possible settings for you, so it can be a bit confusing at first.

In this section we will cover both these ways of creating rooms.