How do I start a Sametime chat from the community?

If you're a Sametime chat user, you can easily start a chat with other Sametime users who are your community connections and people who are listed on community pages that list content and activity in the community.

Note: You must be logged in to your Sametime chat client. Also, people must be logged in to the community as well as to chat in order to appear in your chat bar.

Starting chat from the chat bar

In the lower-right corner of a community page, notice that you can view lists of people who are Connections and people on This page.

To start a chat from the chat bar:
  1. Choose whether you want to chat with one of your connections or with someone whose name appears on the page.
    • To chat with a connection, click Connections.
    • To chat with someone whose name appears on the page you're viewing, click This page.
  2. Click the name of the person you want to chat with.

    Your Sametime client will open and begin a chat with the person you selected.

Starting chat from a user's profile

Starting chat by hovering a user's name