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.

      Note: At this time, participants joining from the Virtual Office mobile app are able to join group chat but not private chat.

  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.