What is a Room?

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In Evertel, teamwork and collaboration happen in rooms. A room is a single place for a squad, station, or team to share intel (messages, images, videos, voice, and files) instantly. Below you can learn about how to create, join, and use rooms to collaborate with your team.

All about rooms

  • Rooms can be organized around anything. They can be organized by squad, station, team, case, event, rank, role, or whatever else is relevant to you
  • An agency can have as many rooms as needed
  • Rooms are great to organize and compartmentalize conversations and intel
  • Agency members can join and leave rooms as needed
  • You can invite guests into rooms as needed
  • Bulletins can be shared with rooms
  • Rooms can be configured to your specific needs

How to create a room

Who can use this feature?

Only those with Manager or Executive roles can create rooms

Room tips

While an agency can have as many rooms as needed, Evertel works best when room guidelines are in place, and certain best practices are followed.


  • Every room should have a clear name and purpose
  • Your agency should establish naming guidelines and all rooms should follow those guidelines
  • Supervisors of the team the room is organized around should be set up as managers of that room

Best practices

  • It is best to organize rooms around teams like squads, stations, districts, battalions, ranks, precincts, cases, etc., or by events such as concerts, dignitary visits, and special events.
  • Transparency and collaboration matter, so most conversations should happen in rooms.
  • Use Agency-Wide (broadcast) rooms to immediately broadcast to all employees in your agency of import news, policy updates, and information before it hits the media.
  • When there is no longer a need for a room — after an event has concluded — archive the room (don’t worry, all room history is maintained for future viewing, searching, and auditing).
  • If the nature of a room changes, its settings can be updated at any time.

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