Learn the essentials of xat mobile.
How do I join a chat group?
To join a chat group, tap the "Groups" icon (example 1) and switch between the "Featured" and "Popular" tabs to find a group that you may like. If you have a specific group in mind, or specific topic you can also tap the magnifying glass at the top left to search for a group.
How do I find other people to chat to?
To find other people to chat to, tap the "Groups" icon (example 1) and navigate the various sections to find a chat that appeals to you.
If you do not find anything, you can also search by tapping the magnifying glass icon at the top left and entering a keyword related to what kind of groups you are looking for.
How do I send a message?
After you've joined a group, you will be taken back to the "Chats" tab (example 2) where you can tap the chat you just joined to open the group interface. To send a message, tap the gray input box at the bottom of the screen and type out your message and tap the "return" key to send it.
How do I know if I've been kicked or banned?
If you were kicked, you will see a message displaying that you have been kicked, along with a message explaining why. You will also be signed out of the chat and unable to connect unless you navigate to the "Chats" tab (example 2), tap "Edit" at the top right and remove the chat and re-add it via the "Groups" tab (example 1).
If you were banned, you will see a message stating that you have been banned for a number of hours with a message explaining why. You will be unable to type in main chat and unable to private message or private chat users who do not have you added as a friend. On mobile, you will still see your messages in main chat, however other users will not.
If you believe you were banned or kicked unfairly, you may report it to a user of a higher rank, or to the main owner. If no action is taken then the higher ranked user probably agrees with the punishment and you will have to accept and learn from it, or wait out your ban time respectively.
How do I change my Name, Picture, and Home Page?
To change your name, avatar or home page tap the "Me" icon (example 4) and enter your desired name, avatar or homepage and tap "Save" to save the changes.
Viewing a profile
To view someone else's profile, either tap their name on a chat interface, or from the user list.
How do I reset my ID/user data?
To get a new ID, you need to log out of the application by tapping on the "Logout" button at the top left, and then "Confirm" on the dialogue that pops up. The application will then ask you to log in, or allow you to register a new account.
How do I get my own xat chat group?
Unfortunately you cannot make your own chat group via the application at this time.
How do I turn off automatically sign in?
You cannot turn off automatic sign in on the application and when you open the application you will be signed into the most recent chat you visited and did not close.
How do I block or unblock a user?
There is no way to totally block a user. However, xat does have an ignore feature.
To ignore a user, either tap their name on the chat window, or via the user list and then tap "ignore". This will suppress any messages, private messages, private chats, kisses etc that they send.
Note: Ignore expires after 12 hours.
How do I Private Message a user
To private message a user, either tap their name on the chat window or via the user list and tap "Private Message". Enter the desired message in the box and tap "Send message".
How do I Private Chat a user?
To private chat a user, either tap their name via the chat window or via the user list and tap "Private Chat". Tap on the message box at the bottom of the application and type your message, tap return to send it.
How do I add a user as a friend?
To add a user to your friend list, either tap on their name on the chat or via the user list and tap "Add as Friend". To access your friends list, tap the "Friends" icon (example 4).
How do I use emoticons and smilies?
To use emoticons and smilies, you can either use one of the shorthand smilies or a regular smiley. Shorthand smilies are smilies that are not surrounded by parenthesis, for example ":-)" which is shorthand for "(smile)". Not all smilies have a shorthand code. Regular smilies are smilies that are surrounded by parenthesis, for example "(XD)". All shorthand smilies have a regular code as well, with the exception of ":-*".
To add a regular smiley to your message, you can tap the smiley face at the left side of the gray input box and select the first, second or third option which are regular yellow-backed smilies, other smilies and power smilies respectively.
Here is a list of all current shorthand smilies and their related regular smiley:
- :), :-) - (smile)
- :d - (biggrin)
- ;), ;-) - (wink)
- :o, :-o - (eek)
- :p - (tongue)
- 8-) - (cool)
- :@ - (mad)
- :s - (confused)
- :$ - (redface)
- :(, :-( - (frown)
- :'( - (crying)
- |-) - (sleepy)
- :|, :-| - (rolleyes)
- :-* - N/A
- :[, :-[ - (vampire)
What do the colors on the user list mean?
The colored pawn beside a users' name signifies their chat rank, however it may be overridden by a power they own or feature they have activated.
Guest is the default rank that you are automatically given on your first visit to a chat.
Member rank usually given to regular chatters. They also have the ability to post links in main chat.
Moderators can make members, kick, and ban inappropriate visitors for up to 6 hours.
Owners can make moderators, kick and permanently ban inappropriate visitors. Main owners can make owners and can edit the chat's settings.
Banned users cannot type messages in main chat or private message or private chat users that do not have them added as a friend.