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New Jabber Service Ties Chat, Voice, and Video

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Your Stanford communications just got a whole lot more innovative, simple, and integrated.

On March 1, University IT released Jabber, a new service that lets you tie instant messaging, voice, and video communication together in a single application that runs on your Windows or Macintosh computers, and on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. More features and device options, easier to use, and no charge. What's not to love?

A better instant messaging service

Using Jabber from your computer or smartphone, you can:

  • ​Instant message with individuals or groups — chat 1:1 with Stanford colleagues and expand to a group chat. Teams can also have dedicated group chat rooms that are included in the Jabber Group Chat Room Directory.

  • Instant message with individuals beyond Stanford — communicate with colleagues from other universities, companies, and organizations that use a XMPP protocol instant messaging services.

A better telephone

  • Place and receive calls as if you are using your deskphone — callers will use your same Stanford telephone number to reach you and will see your same phone number when you call them … no matter where you are or which device you're using.

  • Alternate between voice and video calls — easily switch from a voice only call to a voice and video call.

  • Search the campus directory — quickly find the phone number of the person you want to call and just click to place the call.

  • Check on availability — Jabber users can set their status, letting you know if they are available before you even place the call.

More information

To get Jabber, or for more information, see the University IT website.

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