You can leave multiple conversations at once by selecting them in your inbox and choosing Leave Conversations from the popup menu.
Leaving a conversation will remove it from your inbox, but other participants will still be able to view the conversation. You can choose whether to receive further messages:
This will not affect your current year of upgrades, it just means that your upgrade will not auto-renew after a year.
You can invite more people into conversations you have started, or in those where the conversation starter has ticked the box to allow it.
If you are starting a conversation and do not want the recipient(s) to invite others in, do not tick this option.
You can also lock a conversation so that no one else can post in it. You may want to do this if you are sending a message to multiple people, but don't want to start a big group conversation. For example, you might contact members of a group order for their addresses, but you want each person to respond to you privately.
One notable difference is that the conversation search box only allows you to search for usernames, not keywords.
You will have three options to save your conversations:
• Text: This is a plain text file you can open in Notepad or Textedit.
• HTML: This lets you view your messages in a web browser.
• XML: This lets you view your messages in database software such as Excel.
To choose specific conversations to export, tick the box beside them and choose Export from the dropdown menu:
To export a single conversation, go to the conversation and choose your preferred format from the Export Conversation area at the bottom of the sidebar:
This means that no one can respond to your conversation.
A case when you might use this is if you are organizing a group order and want to let everyone know their items have arrived. You will want each person to contact you individually with their address, rather than start a group conversation where everyone can see each other's information.
You cannot lock a conversation after it has been started.
However, you can always see the last time a participant has looked at a conversation by looking at the Conversation Participants sidebar block.