Note: This feature is available to all users.
For details on 8x8 Video Meetings features available to different user types, click here.

Chat with participants in 8x8 Video Meetings

8x8 Video Meetings enables you to use group chat with fellow participants. As the situation requires, you can raise a question or suggestion for everyone in a collaborative meeting via group chat, or message participants individually without distracting others from an ongoing presentation.

To use group chat in meetings:

  1. Click or tap the Open/close chat icon to open the meeting chat panel.
  2. If you are asked to enter a nickname, enter your name for easy identification by other participants.
  3. Type and send messages as needed to participate in the meeting chat.

To message participants individually in meetings:

  1. If you need to message a participant individually in a meeting:
    • On web or desktop: Click the More options icon on the participant’s video tile to open a menu.
    • On mobile: Hold down on the participant's video tile to open a menu.
  2. From the menu, select Send private message to open a private meeting chat panel with that participant.
  3. If you are asked to enter a nickname, enter your name for easy identification by other participants.
  4. Type and send messages as needed in the private chat.