Ok, so during the first episode of whale wars I wanted to live chat with the gCaptain members about the train wreck happening on my TV… so during episode 2 I enable a group chat but because we are all in different time zones it didn’t really work out.
So this week we paid a developer for a new feature we think you’re going to love… facebook style chat!! For those familiar with live chat on facebook just log-in and look at the bottom of this window to start chatting with friends (Note: users must be added to your friends lists to chat with them). For everyone else here is a quick FAQ…
What is it?
gCaptain chat is the an integrated inline chat script which works straight from the website. Increase interactivity by allowing users to chat with their friends and in-exchange get everyone more deeply involved in the community.
Allows users to select their status- Available, Busy or Invisible. Users can set a custom status like “Gone to lunch”, “Be Right Back” and so on. Integrates with your existing buddy system to add new friends.
The buddy list is automatically arranged according to whether the user is online, busy or offline/invisible. Simple yet intuitive. The user can also Go Offline if he/she does not wish to be disturbed any more.
The inline chat box displays chat conversations. The text input area automatically expands as the user types a message. The chat box automatically scrolls down to new messages.
Displays unobtrusive popups showing the number of unread messages. If the chat window is out of region, the alert is added to the arrow.
If the users’ session ends while chatting, CometChat will automatically signout and ensure that the user signs in again in order to chat.