Starting a chat channel

Use a channel to chat about a specific task or project. Unlike a direct chat, you can add members to a channel after it starts and when necessary members can leave.

Channels can be separate or part of a track. Every track that you create has a chat channel.

Your chat menu contains all of the channels that you are a member of.

Starting a chat channel

To start a chat:

  1. From your menu, click Chat:
  2. Click Start chat.
  3. Click Channels.
  4. Click Start a new channel.
  5. Provide a Name and Description for your channel.
  6. Provide the email addresses of the participants to include in your chat.
  7. Click Start.

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Adding people to a channel

To add a participant to a separate channel:

  1. Open your chat channel.
  2. Click the member button()
  3. Click Add member ().
  4. Enter the user’s email address.

Adding a track to an existing channel

If you already have a chat channel, you can start a track that includes your chat channel.

To add a track to an existing channel:

  1. Open your chat channel.
  2. Click the track button ().
  3. Confirm you want to create a track.

Visiting the track of a chat channel

From the chat menu, to open the track of a chat channel, click the track button ().

Starting a meeting from a channel

To start a meeting from a chat channel:

  1. Open the chat channel.
  2. Click the meeting button ().
  3. Your meeting starts.

As a channel member, to you the meeting click Join meeting.

Leaving a channel

If the channel is part of a track, you have to leave the track—See: Leaving a track.

If your channel is separate, to leave the channel:

  1. Open your chat channel.
  2. Click the member button().
  3. Click Leave the channel ().