How to use the chat area during an event

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The chat area within your event is a great way of connecting with attendees and improving the event experience. 

To use the chat area during an event, follow the steps below: 

Find the chat tab of the event area on the right side, then use the chatbox at the bottom to type your message. 

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Mention an Attendee

To mention an attendee, use the @ sign and type their name.

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Add emojis

You can add emojis by clicking on the emoji button in the message box. You can get more options by using the : sign, followed by the type of the emoji you want. For example :smile should bring up smile emojis. 

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Using GIFs

To add GIFs to the chat, type /giphy which will pull up the GIF option.

Click on the Giphy command, add some text to find the GIF of your choice and hit send.

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You will get a preview of the GIF and the option to shuffle. Once you find a suitable GIF, hit Send

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Like a chat message

To like a chat message, hover on the message and hit the like button. 

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Tip: If you would like disable the chat then you can find out how to do so in this article.
Note: If you experience issues receiving messages or accessing the chat this could be due to being behind a corporate firewall, using a VPN or a Web Proxy. Please have your IT department make sure the network ports and websites in our Network Connectivity Settings articles are allowed, also turn off any VPN or proxy server if possible, then try again. 

 

Feel free to reach out to us at support@hopin.com in case you have questions or need assistance.

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