Initiating an audio chat
To begin an audio chat with someone in your contacts list, press the audio chat icon from the chat view or from the option menu. They will receive a notification that you wish to begin an audio chat and either accept or decline it. Alternatively, you can also initiate an audio chat from the long press menu of a contact from your contact list or by selecting a phone number from the contact's Person Card.
The type of audio chat placed depends on your voice settings. If Always ask
is selected, then the application prompts you to choose an available option. Otherwise, the application defaults to the option you have selected.
If there is only one dialing option available, the call will immediately begin using that option.
Participating in an audio chat
Once an audio chat has begun, you and your chat partner will hear each other speaking through your devices. The following options are available during an audio chat:
Table 1. Audio chat options
|Mute||Temporarily mutes your audio on the call.|
|Voice Chat||Switch the conversation from an Audio Chat to a Video Chat. For more information, see Video chatting on your Android device.|
|Keypad||Open the device's keypad for entering information.|
|End Call||End the audio chat.|
Working with the Audio Chat tab
The Audio Chat
tab on the left menu displays two panes of information. One of the panes, the dialing keypad, may only be accessible if you have access to Sametime Unified Telephony. For tablets, both of these panes should be immediately shown when working with theAudio Chat
tab. For phones, the dialing keypad will be shown first, if applicable. In order to access the recent voice chats pane, the user should swipe to access the other pane.
The first pane is a list of recent audio chats, with the most recent listed at the top. The list indicates with icons whether an audio chat was initiated by you, received by you, or declined by you. Tapping on any of the list items displays the Person Card of that chat partner.
The second pane contains the dialing keypad. You can use the keypad to directly dial a number if you have access to Sametime Unified Telephony.