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Screenleap Chat: Make Your Screen Shares More Interactive

A quickie from us this month: we are excited to announce the general availability of web chat. Web chat allows you to quickly communicate with your viewers during your screen shares without having to jump on a call with them.

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To take advantage of the web chat feature, you will need to sign in to the Screenleap site before starting your screen share. Once your screen share starts, you will see the top portion of the chat box at the bottom of the share page. If you click on the box, it will slide up to reveal the full chat box. You can then start sending messages to your viewers using the chat box.

Web chats need to be initiated by the presenter: viewers will not see the chat box until after the presenter has sent them the first message. Once a presenter sends a message, a chat box will appear for all the viewers and they will be able to reply using their chat box. Chat messages are sent to all participants of the screen share.

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We hope you find the web chat feature useful as a quick communication option when you don’t have access to a phone or when it’s inconvenient to use one.

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4 Responses to Screenleap Chat: Make Your Screen Shares More Interactive

  1. Kevin March 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Great new feature ! One question, who sees the chat ? Is it 1:1 chatting or 1:everybody ?
    In other words, does everyone see everyone’s chats or is it “private” and the attendees only sees the chat response from just their own individual chat ?

    • Screenleap March 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

      Chat messages are sent by all other participants of the screen share. A message sent by a presenter will be seen by all viewers. A message sent by a viewer will be seen by the presenter and all other viewers.

  2. Jesse August 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Is there any way to name viewers so we can see who is sending a chat message, rather than just “viewer 2”, etc?

    • Screenleap August 12, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

      There’s currently not a way to name the viewers but it is something we plan to support in the future.

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