First, there have been some small improvements to the messaging system. Users can now set their own online statuses; including: Online, Away, or Do Not Disturb.
We are working on a Chat Room function for all users. Currently, chat rooms will be restricted to certain users so we can test the performance. This allows users/teams to communicate with other teams/users without the need of adding them to the teams group or communicating through the forums. Chat Rooms are more instant and share features with our messaging system. If you are interested in creating a chat room, please submit a request to SoberStoner.