The Chat feature allows users to conduct online chat sessions with other users. From the main menu the user selects the chat feature. The Chat menu appears, and the user selects a room from the ones available in a pulldown list. The user then enters the selected room by clicking the 'Enter Chat Room' button.
Once in the chatroom, the User can type messages in the chat box near the bottom of the screen. When the message is complete, hitting the enter key sends the message. As users send messages, they are displayed to all users in chronological order.
In brief, a Chatroom is a computer-based conversation system based on users typing in messages, which get displayed for all other users in the Chatroom to view. Each user can read the conversation as it progresses, and send messages to contribute to the conversation.
- The Chat feature allows for multiple Chatrooms to be configured by Chat administrators.
- Users can move from room to room once they have entered the Chatrooms by selecting from the available rooms, which are displayed on the Chatroom screen.
- All users in the current room are displayed.
- Private messages can be sent to other users in the room.