WiscChat (Web) - Adding Contacts to your Roster

WiscChat is capable of doing server-to-server communication. This means, you can use your WiscChat account to talk to users on other Jabber based services, including Gmail / GoogleTalk and jabber.org. Follow the directions below to add a Gmail user to your roster.

There are multiple ways to add a user to your roster:

You know the user's chat account name (Jabber ID)

  1. Click on the Add User image ('+' sign located at the bottom left of your roster window).

    add contact button

    The "Add User" screen will appear:

    add user screeen

  2. Enter the user's Jabber ID within the "Send subscription to" field.

    • netid@wisc.edu
    • name@domain.wisc.edu
    • gmail address
    • other Jabber address (e.g. bucky.badger@jabber.org)

  3. Click on the Send button.

  4. This process will trigger a request for authorization from the user you are attempting to add to your roster. If the user approves your request, they will automatically show up in your roster listing with an active status. You can now chat with this user by double-clicking on their account. You may receive the following window/prompt if the user requests to add you to their roster:

    allow user to add to roster screen

    Click on the allow button to allow the user to see your status in their roster.

You need to search for the user's account

  1. Click on the Add User image ('+' sign located at the bottom left of your roster window).

    add contact button

    The "Add User" screen will appear:

    add user screeen

  2. Click on the Open Search button.

  3. Select the vCard User Search option from the 'Perform search at' select box.

    Search Window screen

  4. Within the 'Search' screen, enter the necessary search criteria within any of the fields and click the Search button. We recommend searching for users via the email address they have listed within the White Pages.

    Important: A maximum of 30 users will be returned.

  5. After finding the user, select it then click the Add Contact button.

    search result screen

  6. The user's jabber id will automatically be entered within the "Add User" screen. This screen may be lying behind the other search screen. Navigate to this screen and click on the Send button.
  7. This process will trigger a request for authorization from the user you are attempting to add to your roster. If the user approves your request, they will automatically show up in your roster listing with an active status. You can now chat with this user by double-clicking on their account. You may receive the following window/prompt if the user requests to add you to their roster:

    allow user to add to roster screen

    Click on the allow button to allow the user to see your status in their roster.

You are now ready to chat with this user.

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Keywords:wiscmail instant messaging vcard jabberid im adding contacts gmail googletalk jabber.org nickname userlist myuw web client jwchat   Doc ID:6854
Owner:Ara M.Group:WiscChat
Created:2007-12-17 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-09-15 08:19 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Office 365, WiscChat, WiscMail
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