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Introducing Unity Connect Messenger: Live, real-time access to the Unity community

, July 8, 2017

‘Community’ is one of the first things we hear when we ask why people chose to create with Unity in the first place. Extremely enthusiastic, passionate, and supportive, the Unity community is truly unique.

With Unity Connect, we took an important step toward bringing creators closer together by creating a dedicated space for them to showcase their skills, find help on their projects, and get discovered by talent seekers and employers. However, up to this point, members were only able to connect over a job or task post, and we were frequently receiving feedback requesting the ability to network more freely.

A true professional network for Unity creators

Unity Connect started as a talent marketplace, centered around helping Unity creators find work: you could connect with a prospective employer or an applicant over a job or task post and use the in-app messaging system to exchange messages and determine a good fit for moving forward. Now, you can connect with someone without being tied to a job or task post. This gives you the ability to build your network and start identifying potential collaborators in advance, so your crew can be ready to hit the ground running when a work opportunity presents itself.

With the new Unity Connect Messenger, you can now collaborate and chat live, in real-time, with your connections from our rapidly growing community in a dedicated space for Unity creators across the globe to discuss topics of interest, collaborate, or support each other.

Now you can chat directly with your connections in either private or group chats using Unity Connect Messenger.

1-on-1 and private group chat

This first release of the Unity Connect Messenger lets you chat 1-on-1 or in private group chats/channels with your connections, so you can have discussions and collaborate in real-time. The messenger will send you notifications via email if messages come in while you are away, so you don’t miss a beat in the conversation.

The first time you use the new messenger, you will be placed in a universal welcome chat ‘lobby’ — take this opportunity to say ‘Hello World’ and let people know a little bit about you and what you are working on. Make sure to take some time to check out the interesting projects others have shared and feel free to reach out individually to creators. You are free to leave the lobby at any time, simply click on the gear icon and select ‘leave’ to remove yourself.

We plan to add public channels to allow the community to hold discussions over popular topics as an open group in the near future, so keep an eye out.

If you have any suggestions or feedback that you’d like to provide to the team, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via the Unity Connect forum or at

Start connecting!

Whether you are a creator looking to showcase your upcoming project, need some quick Unity advice, or are looking to team up with a talented artist, designer, or programmer, chatting with other creators using Unity Connect Messenger is easy! Just sign in with your Unity ID to activate your account, click the messenger icon on the top right of your dashboard, and start chatting!

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14 replies on “Introducing Unity Connect Messenger: Live, real-time access to the Unity community”

New terrain system – only 9 years have passed, it’s too early …
Virtual Texturing – do not even think…
Ha, let’s make a new Skype …. it will be fun ….

Why did you need to roll your own app? Skype or Discord would have been a better choice.

Given your recent Forum security issues how can you expect people to trust you guys with something like this?

Or slack. Or discord.

Not sure the value of rolling something unique that’s far from proven to be secure. Is it secure?

???? have you guys never visited the unity slack channel? I hate to say it; but wouldn’t it have been better to spend that resource developing GPU lightmap baking?

Do you really think that the people building this app are experienced graphics programmers?

Hmm, Unity was once just a game engine, now you can get your certification, your job, your source control, project management and communication all through Unity products!

Only one global comment in 2 days… Looks like a fail already – why not just use Slack for more organic and focused Unity community workflows (and almost certainly a better software experience)? This feels like the brain-child of a business leader / team that needs to prove they can make more money / build more dev traction post Unity’s recent $400M Private Equity financing. Hope you can prove otherwise though, 頑張って!

Why, there is already a slack and a discord group for it. Both of which most people already use, since there are a lot of people that use slack for work these days.

Is Unity Connect Messenger worth the development and maintenance effort/cost for something that is available already? I’m thinking of Skype at the moment.

It looks more like Slack than Skype, isn’t it? (Anyway, I haven’t really tried Unity Connect Messenger)

Skype is the evil menace of the mankind on the face of Earth so .. even if it WAS worth thinking about it within this context – which is not –
that thinking would be necessarily and completely flawed.
And remember – every organization sufficiently large enough with enough number of Node and Angular developers has to have its own communication platform – the more closed and proprietary – the better!
But it’s bullshit, of course.

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