Read these topics to learn more about working with text chats.
How do I display chats from different partners in separate windows?
You can change your settings so that chats from different people display in different windows, instead of displaying as tabs in the same window.
How do I invite someone to a chat I'm already having?
If you are in a text chat with one chat partner, you can quickly invite someone to join the chat.
How can I show the time and date in text chats?
You can show the time and date of each message you and your chat partner send to each other during a single chat or for all your chats.
How do I save emoticons that my chat partners send me?
Emoticons are graphical and animated icons, such as
, that convey intended tone in a chat message. Add emoticons that your chat partners send you in their text messages to your own emoticon palette so that you can use them in future text chats.
How can I send files to my chat partners?
It is easy to send a file, groups of files, or a folder to a chat partner. You can also send a file to several chat partners simultaneously in a multi-person chat session, if you are using the IBM
® Connect client.
How do I save chats and view my chat history?
If this feature is available to you, you can automatically save all your text chats, making them available for viewing in your chat history. Your chat history includes chat transcripts, files, and web addresses (URLs or links) sent to and received from your chat partners for all automatically saved chats. Chats that you are prompted to save or chats that you manually save to your computer are not included.
How do I send messages to someone who is not online?
You can send messages to chat partners who are not online or who have a status that is set to Do Not Disturb. Offline messages can be sent from your chat window, and your chat partners can view these messages upon login.