On your Android device, you can view an archived collection of your chats from the Chats
tab of the Sametime application. Once inside the Chats tab, the following segmented views are available:
Table 1. Chat tab views
|Active||The Active chat tab lists all open chats, including one on one and group chat, ordered by the received time of the latest message. |
The first row lists multi-person chats, if any exist. All other rows display the contact name as the title, along with the last message in the conversation and the time it was received.
You can long press on a contact in any of the above lists to display a menu with the contact's Business Card, and options for closing the chat. You can also add the contact to your contacts list from here.
|History||The History chat tab shows all chats, including active and closed ones, ordered alphabetically by contact name. The first row lists multi-person chats, if any exist.|
In any of the above views, you can use the Search field to search your chats by name.
Working with chat history
With the History
view under the Chats
tab, you can view and manage the archived transcripts of all your chats, both open and closed. From here, you can view either multi-person chats or single person chats.
To view multi-person chats, select the Multi-Person Chat
row. Entries in this view are listed by the title of the group chat topic, with the sub-title being the last chat message truncated with the chat date. Select any entry to open the conversation transcript. Chats are grouped by date. Long press any chat to show the options for deleting it, or for deleting the entire conversation. You can also select Back
to return the parent view.
To view transcripts of single person chats, press any of the contact names listed in the parent view below the Multi-Person Chat row. Doing so displays a list of the chat dates you have previously chatted with that contact. Select one of the dates to open the transcript for that chat. Long press any chat to show the options for deleting it, or for deleting the entire conversation. You can also select Back
to return the parent view.
Long pressing a chat date and selecting Delete All
will delete all chat histories for that person. Long pressing a person's name and selecting Delete All
will clear all chat history from the device, regardless of person. Selecting Delete
from a long press on a person's name will only delete the history for that person.
Configuring chat history
To use the chat history feature, you must enable it in the Chat settings dialog of the configuration menu. From the Sametime configuration menu, select the Chat
settings button. PressEnable chat history
at the bottom to activate chat archiving. The Delete history after
option allows you to decide how long chat transcripts should be saved.
Parent topic: Text chatting on your Android device