Reading strategies

In OneHash Connect, streams determine who gets a message. Topics tell you what the message is about. If you are not yet familiar with OneHash Connect's topics, we recommend first reading about streams and topics.
This article details a few ways to efficiently read through messages in OneHash Connect.
Topic by topic
Like your email inbox, for most users, OneHash Connect works best if you read it topic-by-topic.
Finding a topic to read
From Recent conversations
In OneHash Connect, a conversation is a direct message thread (one-on-one or with a group), or a topic in a stream. Use the Recent conversations view to get an overview of all the ongoing conversations. This view is particularly useful for catching up on messages sent while you were away.
Click on Recent conversations in the left sidebar.
The filters at the top help you quickly find relevant conversations. For example, select Participated to narrow to the topics you have sent messages to.
The Participants column shows which users recently sent a message (newest on the left).
From the list of streams
In the left sidebar, you can see the streams you are subscribed to, along with unread message counts for each stream.
Click on the name of a stream in the left sidebar. You will see a list of the most recent unread topics in that stream.
The initially shown list of topics usually has what you need, but you can click on more topics underneath to see additional topics.
Older topics disappear from the left sidebar, but you can always find them by clicking more topics or by using search.
Reading topics
• Via recent conversations

• Via left sidebar
Click on Recent conversations in the left sidebar.
Click on the name of a topic in the Topic column.
Read the topic, scrolling down with the mouse or by pressing PgDn.
If the topic is not of interest, you can mark all messages as read by jumping to the bottom with the Scroll to bottom () button or the End shortcut.
You can then click on another topic in the left sidebar, use the N key to go to the next unread topic, or go back to the Recent conversations view.
Stream view
Sometimes it's useful to scroll through all the messages in a stream, especially in situations where you just want a general idea of what's going on.
• Click on a stream name in the left sidebar, and scroll using your mouse, the arrow keys, End, or page up/down.
• Click on a topic to narrow to messages from that topic.
You can also search for a stream by clicking on STREAMS in the left sidebar, or using the Q keyboard shortcut.
All messages
The All messages view is a feed of all the unmuted messages you have received, which combines stream messages and direct messages. It's a great way to see new messages as they come in.
You can configure All messages to be the default view for the OneHash Connect web app.
• Desktop/Web

• Mobile
Click on All messages in the left sidebar or use the A keyboard shortcut.
Starring messages for later
You can star messages that you've seen and would like to reply to later.
Related articles
• Getting started with OneHash Connect
• Recent conversations
• Searching for messages
• Marking messages as read
• Marking messages as unread

Updated on: 30/10/2023

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