How do I chat with people important to me?

IBM Verse® gives you intuitive, integrated access to IBM® Sametime® Chat in a way you've never had before. You can message colleagues all with the click of a button from the Verse interface.

Note: Sametime® Chat can be replaced with another product by your organization. For help with other chat products, see their documentation.
First, log in to your IBM® Sametime® server using the drop-down arrow at the top of the screen:
Chat login

Once logged in you can start a web chat, change your status, and view your contacts list from the drop-down.

Chat availability

You can chat with colleagues in other ways, too. The easiest option is to select the Chat icon from the mouse over menu on any of the people listed at the top of your screen.

Chat icon for person.

You can also start a chat with someone from your contacts list or from a contact's business card.

Using the Sametime® Connect Client

By following a few easy steps, you can use the Sametime® Connect Client to chat with colleagues from Verse instead of the embedded web chat client. The Sametime® Connect Client has mas many more features. You must use IBM® Sametime® Connect Client V9.0.1 or later.

The order in which clients are started is important. Start by logging in with the Sametime® Connect Client. Your administrator can tell you which community to log into. Next, log into Verse, followed by the web chat client. When you start a chat with people in the Important to Me bar, or click on a business card, you'll then open the Sametime® Connect Client window.