You see a nice group ride zoom by, you catch up with them, and you ride with them for the rest of their ride. Possible in the real-world, currently awkward in Zwift.
Your chat’s don’t go through to the group, so you just look like this outsider hanging on.
What if when you ride with a group for a minute or two, an option pops up that says, “hey, looks like you’re riding with the Slowtwitch B group, want to join them?” Click yes, your jersey changes, and boom, you’re part of the group.
It will help people learn about rides they wouldn’t otherwise know about.
Also - related to this, the ability to change groups mid-ride would be nice too. For example: I joined C group, but I’ve been hanging with B group the whole time so far - I could just switch to B so that I can see the ride leader, etc.