Our chat is a free-to-use, open-source, instant-messaging platform called mattermost, which Animal Rebellion uses for one-to-one and group communication. It’s running on our own servers, it’s secure and has the capacity to grow so we can bring in thousands of supporters!
It is split into teams based on the location of Animal Rebellion groups across the world, with a ‘Global’ space where all can come together to talk/work and organise.
To start chatting, go through the following steps:
Create your account and join our ‘Global’ Team.
You can chat from the browser but some people choose to download the app on their device/desktop. You can do so from the official mattermost Apps page.
In the app use following settings:
Server Display Name: Animal Rebellion
Server url: https://chat.animalrebellion.org
In case you’re not familiar with mattermost yet, have a look at our video and other tutorials.
Join the teams you want to follow and interact with.
Here are some of them, you can find more by clicking on the + in the sidebar or choosing “Join another team” from the menu in mattermost.
In case you need help with something
You can ask for help on the “Tech Support” channel on our ‘Global’ Team.
If you don’t find your group
If you’re from a group in a country that isn’t yet represented on chat.animalrebellion.org, get in touch with us so we can create a team space for that group on mattermost.