You don't have to hunt down the link for mobile chat to join -- you can just jump right in like everyone else, whether you're at home, or work, out and about, etc.
Neither will you be required to download any browser plugins.
Our new chat client was made to be competitive with all existing, and hopefully any upcoming chat clients.
If they haven't said anything, just scroll the user list, find them there, and click their name. We can open a private message session, whisper, view a user's profile, block them, report them to moderators if they've done something that is against the rules, or add them to our friends list.We'll try the "private message" button first, which will open a new tab that functions as a private chat session between us and the user we have selected.We can switch between rooms with those buttons, or select any of those rooms that we are not interested in, then use the ⓧ button at the far right of the menu/navigation bar to leave those channels one by one, clearing their buttons from the menu bar.Helpful tip: You can make chat wider by rotating your mobile device into landscape mode in order to show more items on the menu bar, and rotate it back into portrait mode to have a taller view of chat.You will have been automatically joined to the room you elected to start from, but you can always join other rooms -- even all of them, if you'd like.
You can see that the room shows a few lines of text that other users typed before you joined, which is meant to help you figure out what the active topic of conversation is and get you up to speed.Here, we will introduce you to the new chat, its features, and how to use it, so you'll know what to expect and be ready to make the switch when it goes live. First, the biggest, most immediately visible difference is this: The software will work on mobile devices such as your i Phone or Android, whether a smartphone or a tablet, as well as on laptops and desktops, whether Windows, Linux, or Apple, and across all modern, currently-supported web browsers.The same version of our chat software runs on all of these devices, so you aren't feature limited when you join in with a mobile device; you can still broadcast your own webcam or microphone and view or listen to those of other users, as well as chat with them as usual.You can see in the menu/navigation bar at the top that we're in a new tab, and that we are also still, in the background, in whatever chat rooms we were in when we initiated the private message.We can return to any room we're in at any time by finding that room's tab in the navigation bar at the top.Bonus: The envelope icon will display a number beside it indicating how many unread messages you have, if any.