A new Chat system was added April 13, 2020 to enable instant private member-to-member communication via:
Chat runs on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices.
The 🗣Chat button will be dimmed (🗣Chat) if the target party is off-line, or if one or both parties are not subscribers.
To start a Chat session:
Please be patient. It may take 5-10 seconds to go through and more time for the receiver to reply.
After starting a text chat session, click and a popup window will appear:
You'll need to click the microphone
After starting a text chat session, click
You'll need to click both the microphone
Other options are available:
|Open in a popup window, which you may then resize and move anywhere on your screen.
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|Full screen mode. (ESC key or double tap will minimize.)|
|Cause the video image to change slightly in size|
Do you hear chimes? Then you have a new message. Open your Chats window to view your new messages – those tagged a green circle + number, like this:. Click to view.
Tip: You can turn off Chat Sound Notifications if you prefer. Instructions below in Preferences/Advanced Features.
To disable the Chat feature for your account,
Most members don't stay logged in for than 5-10 minutes. If you'd like to Chat with a fellow member, it's best to pre-arrange a time, via e-mail, when you can both be online. (For distant contacts, be careful of time zone differences!)
To open Chat, click at the bottom right of your screen:
|Chats||- on desktop devices|
|- on mobile devices|
Once opened, the Chat top bar will appear as:
|- on desktop devices|
|- on mobile devices|
|◦◦◦||- open Preferences/Advanced Features (desktop), detailed below.|
|⠇ then More||- open Preferences/Advanced Features (mobile), detailed below.|
|- view system announcements (desktop)|
|⠇ then Announcements||- view system announcements (mobile)|
|- minimize Chat box|
Normally set (automatically) to Available when you login. But you may change your status explicitly to Away, Busy, or Invisible if you wish to avoid interruptions.
The notification buttons = on, = off. All items default to on.
|Sound Notifications||Warning: Disabling Sound Notifications is no different than disabling your door bell... you may miss visitors!|
|Popup Notifications||Warning: You may miss people interested in chatting if you disable Popup Notifications.|
|Show Read Receipt|
A variety of feeds from CNN to Jokes.
Just for fun.
Our chat facility uses the latest WEB technologies. We officially support Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. The latest release of your browser is strongly recommended. Get the latest version of popular browsers here.
Safari is unsupported at this time. Safari is lagging behind the rest of the world in support for the latest web messaging technologies. When they're as up to date as the browsers above, our Chat will work just fine. Until then, we recommend Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.