Live event chat for anonymous users

Hello all,

I’m new to and after getting somehow far, I’m missing a few things for the specific scenario I’m working on and I would be glad if you could help:


I’m looking for using for a live chat that is displayed next to a livestream on a website to enable visitors to ask questions and chat witch each other. This means, the core functionality is: one chat room, multiple users, no user registration process.

I created a new room and embedded it with ?layout=embedded. I also enabled the anonymous read and write and stripped the chat down to a simple version (no files, no threads, etc.). Now a few issues remained:

  1. Can I skip the page “login or set a username” and go directly to the “enter your username for the session” or even assign random names?
  2. can I disable the “show full profile” links that come up once you click on the profile pictures? As this brings up the sidebar, it’s not what I would like the users to do.

Thanks a lot!

Server Setup Information

  • Version of Rocket.Chat Server: 4.5.4
  • Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04
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