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Initiate a Chat Session

Requirements: You need the Intercom Chat Security right to start or participate in intercom chats with other CIC client users. You also need the View Directory Status Columns Access Control right for the Logged In column. This enables the CIC client to determine if another CIC user is available for a chat.

Intercom chats, or chat sessions between CIC client users, can include two or more users. To start intercom chats with two or more other users, you can invite additional users to a current chat session or you can conference two or more chat Sessions

Note: Intercom chats can take place only between users on the same CIC server. You cannot start a chat session with a user on a peer server.

To start a chat session with another CIC client user:

  1. In the Company Directory, select the name of the person with whom you wish to chat.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click the Initiate New Chat button in the Company Directory toolbar.

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+C.

    • Right-click the directory entry and choose Initiate new Chat from the menu that appears.

Result: The chat appears in either the Chat view or the Chat window, depending on your CIC client configuration.

Note: If the chat recipient does not answer, you are prompted to leave a message. Press Disconnect in the Queue Control toolbar or in the Chat window after typing the message.

Related Topics

Conference Two or More Chat Sessions

Invite Other Users to Chat

Manage Chat Session

Working with Chat Sessions