Initiating an audio chat
To begin an audio chat with someone in your contacts list, press the audio chat icon from their Person Card. They will receive a notification that you wish to begin an audio chat and either accept or decline it. You can also initiate an audio chat using the option menu in the Chat view.
If you want to initiate an audio chat using something other than your default calling method, open the Information
tab of the contact's Person Card. Select one of the phone numbers listed in this view. A drop down menu will display, with the calling options that are available to you. Tap the dialing option you wish to use.
If there is only one dialing option available, the call will immediately take initiate 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.
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. If you have access to both Sametime Audio and Sametime Unified Telephony, the pane contains a segmented control at the top for switching between the two methods. If you only have one option, then the segmented view will not display. You can use the keypad to directly dial a number using the selected method.