December 11, 2020

Launching collaborative whiteboard and document for your Chat app!

Harsha Patil

Collaboration between team using Collaborative Whiteboard Extension

We are excited to launch the collaborative whiteboard and document extensions for Chat applications!


Collaboration is powerful! Gone are the days where we met each other personally to share and discuss. We understand that when dispersed across geographies or global pandemics situation like COVID 19, online collaboration is important no matter where you are!


By allowing organizations to share information via a global network, online collaboration allows people who are geographically dispersed to work together more effectively than in the past. 


You might be in education, health, or any sector where you feel the need to share and collaborate with your team, students, teachers, or healthcare practitioners. You can now collaborate, discuss, and share ideas in real-time using our online collaboration documents and whiteboard extension.


Now, let's go through how to integrate online collaborative whiteboard and document in your chat application.

Steps to enable collaborative whiteboard in your Chat

1. Add Collaborative whiteboard extension

Please follow these steps below

  • Sign in/Sign up on https://app.cometchat.com
  • Create/select your chat widget
  • Head to extensions section on dashboard
  • Select Collaborative Whiteboard > Add extension

2. Setup settings for Collaborative whiteboard extension

Please follow these steps below

  • Click on installed extensions
  • Select collaborative whiteboard settings
  • Enter the CometChat REST Api Key
  • Click on SAVE button to enable the collaborative extension

3. Enable collaborative whiteboard in your chat

Please follow these steps below

  • Click on Chat widgets section on dashboard
  • Choose/Create your Chat app
  • Click on main settings
  • Head to more interactivity > enable create & share collaborative whiteboard
  • Click on Save & Done button

Once all the above steps are followed diligently, an icon to share whiteboard will show up in your chat. Click on it and get started using whiteboard and start collaborating!


Steps to enable collaborative document in your Chat

We will follow similar steps mentioned above like the collaborative whiteboard to enable the collaborative document extension

1. Add Collaborative document extension

  • Create/select your chat app
  • Head to extensions section on dashboard
  • Select Collaborative document > Add extension

2. Setup settings for Collaborative document extension

  • Click on installed extensions
  • Select collaborative document settings
  • Enter the CometChat REST Api Key
  • Click on SAVE button to enable the collaborative document extension

3. Enable collaborative document in your chat

  • Click on Chat widgets section on dashboard
  • Choose/Create your Chat widget
  • Click on main settings
  • Head to more interactivity > enable create & share collaborative document
  • Click on Save & Done button

Once all the above steps are followed diligently, an icon to share document will show up in your chat. Click on it and get started using collaborative document and start collaborating!

Collaboration using Collaborative document Extension

We provide support of collaborative whiteboard and document extension for Web, iOS and Android platforms.

Feature availability

Collaborative whiteboard and document extension is available only for Moon, Planet and Nebula plans.

To quickly integrate collaborative whiteboard and document in your chat

Sign in/ Sign up on CometChat dashboard