HIPCHAT: What is the difference: "members" & "participants"? Edited

In Hipchat : What is the difference between "members" & "participants"? 

... looking at rooms.json file (when running an export)

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David Maye Atlassian Team Apr 11, 2017

Hi Errno,

To answer your question, 'members' are users that have a membership in the room (used exclusively for private rooms) and 'participants' are users that are currently in a room. 

I think 'participants' is a handover from the HC Cloud architecture, which is exclusively used for caching.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
-David
HipChat Server Support Engineer | Atlassian

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