Jabber for Windows: Quick Start Guide

Hub window

Sample hub window shows availability status, search bar, contacts and meetings

1. Status message

2. Search bar

3. Contacts

4. Meetings

5. Custom groups

Custom status messages

Sample status message shows user as available


You can create up to three custom status messages for each availability state. Insert your cursor in the status message field and enter your new status message.

Chat window

Sample chat window says "Hey Vinesh, had a quick question I was hoping you can help me with"

Chat windows contain:

  • the search or call bar,
  • tabs for multiple chats,
  • contact picture and availability state, and
  • chat controls and collaboration controls.

Chat controls

Image shows six icons for Chat Controls

Use chat controls to:

  • send a screen capture,
  • send a file,
  • insert an emoticon,
  • edit the font size and color,
  • add participants to create group chats, and
  • pop-out the window to show the chat in a new window.

Collaboration controls

Image shows three icons for Collaboration Controls.

Chat windows can also include controls to:

  • add people to your contact list,
  • start a meeting, and
  • share your screen.


Article from Stanford University Support - Jabber for Windows: Quick Start Guide

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