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Got a Group Project? Group Chat About It!

October 19th, 2009 by Isaac Meadows in Features, Reference

Need to talk with your colleagues about a group assignment but can’t get together in person? Chat about it online! The chat feature in Wingate’s myGateApps Email also supports group chat so you can invite multiple contacts to join the conversation.

Before you get started, adjust the Chat Settings in your myGateApps Email Settings to “Save Chat History” as shown in the image below. This way your chat conversations will be saved in the Chats system label in your myGateApps Email.

Email Chat Setting

Now you’re ready to initiate a group chat. First, start a chat session with one person in your Contacts list, and then click the “Video & More” link at the bottom left of the chat window and select the “Group Chat” option:

Chat Combined

Then enter the name of each contact you want to add in the “Add people to this chat” field:

Chat 3

That’s all there is to it! To leave the conversation, click the X in the upper right corner of the chat window. To rejoin the conversation, you will need to be invited back by someone still participating in the group (initiate a new chat with them and ask them to add you back to the group chat).

Got questions? Call the Reference Desk at 704-233-8097 or contact a Librarian using Ask Ethel.