The Chat is a feature that enables you to chat with other users. You can send targeted massages to individuals, create group chats, and share files. 

The Chat can be found in the left-hand side menu. When you access the chat, you will be able to search though old conversations or create new conversations. 

How to create a new chat 

To create a new chat, you first of all have to find the person you want to get in contact with. This is done by clicking on the plus icon in the top left-hand side corner. You will now have access to a list of contact persons. 

You can either use the “Search” function to find a specific person or use the different categories divided into “Specialties”, “User types”, and “Units”. When you use this filter, you will be able to narrow down your search. 

When you have found the person that you want to get in contact with, you will be able to contact them, by clicking on the blue chat icon and the chat will open.   

You will now be able to write a message in the text box. To send the message click on the blue icon in the bottom right-hand side corner.

How to create a group chat 

To create a group-chat click on the plus icon which gives you access to a list of contact persons. Find the person that you want to get in contact with, which can be done by using the “Search” function or the different categories “Specialties”, “User types”, and “Units”.

When you find a person that should be a part of your group chat you will be able to click on them. They will now be marked with a grey shade. 

An icon that counts the persons that you are listing to join the chat, will appear in the bottom of your window. To start the chat, click on “Start chat” and a chat window will open. 

You will now be able to write a message in the text box. To send the message click on the blue icon in the right-hand side corner.

How to share a file in the chat

If you want to share a file, picture etc. you first of all have to access the chat window.
You can simply drag and drop the files that to want to share. Alternatively, next to the text box a small camera icon will appear. 

When you click on the icon a new window, with a selection of the files that is on your computer will open. You will now be able to search through your files and find the correct one. Click on the file and add it to the conversation by clicking on the blue icon in the bottom right-hand side corner. 

If you insert a link to a Youtube video or Vimeo video the video will be visible within the chat, meaning the individual that you are sending the video will not have to leave Ziik. 

How to find old files 

If you click on the names of the participants in the chat a new menu box will appear. Here you will be able to se all shared files and a list of the participants in the group chat. 

How to delete conversations and group chats

It is not possible to leave or delete a group chat or a conversation entirely. You can only do this on your own page and not on another person's page. 

To delete the chat form your own page, click on the names of the participants in the chat in the top of your window. A new menu box will appear. Click on the grey icon in the top right-hand side corner. A delete funktion will now appear. 

What's next? 

Lastly, the Chat allows you to chat, create group chats, and to share files with other people in your contact list. To learn more about contacts read this article How to add and manage users

If you want to share files and other important information with more than one person by not using the chat you can use the Groups. To read more about this feature read the following article How does Groups work.

Feel free to read about how the Chat works on desktop by reading this article How does the Chat work (Desktop).

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