We’ve now launched our experimental video/audio/text chat program. This will allow our upgraded members to chat with or without webcam and audio. Our first trial will be to our Gold and Diamond Members. Here’s how it works.
When you view the profile of another person who is currently online, if you are a Gold or Diamond member, then you will see a button to chat with the member at the bottom of their profile.
If you see that button, it means that you are able to use the Chat, and it means that the member is online. If you click on that link, you’ll begin the chat session.
Once you login to the chat session, you may have to wait a few moments for the other member to accept your chat request. You may begin typing into the box to the left of the “Send” button at any time.
When you begin your chat session, the computer will prompt you for the permission to use your webcam and audio devices. If you would like to use webcam and audio, you must allow the program to use those devices. If you prefer just to chat with text only, you can reject the request for webcam and audio. The text chat will still work.
There are still a few problems we are working on – remember, it’s experimental! If you notice anything out of the ordinary, just let us know so that we can do our best to resolve the issue.
Within a few months, we hope to launch the fully-functional version for all upgraded members Silver and above. For now, this feature is available only for Gold and Diamond level members.