Circle discussions allow participants to have conversations within the circle you've created. This tutorial will help you set up discussions in the Sutra environment.

Start on your home screen and select the parent circle where you'd like to add the discussion.

When you create a new parent circle, a General discussion sub circle is automatically created for you. If you would like to change the settings of the General discussion that's already been created, you can do so by clicking on the gear icon for that circle and going to the circle settings.

If you want to create a new circle, click on New circle button.

In the pop-up window, name your discussion. You can always change the name of this sub circle later. The discussion button should already be highlighted in blue. If it is not, click on it, then click on the green Create Circle button.

After creating the discussion sub circle, you'll notice it pop up on the left sidebar menu and on your main screen for the program. Click on the sidebar link or directly on the discussion sub circle to get into the discussion.

There's an introductory post that is automatically created in every new circle. You can keep this message or delete it by clicking on the three vertical dots on the right-hand side. You can add a different message to the top of the discussion feed by creating a new post.

To create a post, click on the "Post a message" area at the bottom of the screen.

A box will pop up allowing you to create your message. Here you can add text, emojis, images, videos, and files. When done, click on the green Create post button, and the post will be submitted to the feed. Members of the sub circle who've opted into email notifications will receive a notification when new posts are created or when they are @ mentioned.

You can respond to posts in Sutra by using the Reflection feature. To respond, click on the Reflect button.

In the pop up window, enter your reflection. You can add all of the same content types in the reflection as you can a regular post. Once complete click on the green Post button.

Your reflection will be nested under the post.

This completes the tutorial on General discussion circles. To learn more about all of Sutras basic and advanced features, continue exploring the Support page.

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