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Jabber Basics: Mac

Familiarizing yourself with some of the Jabber basics will help you better understand some of the terminology in the feature instructions and get the most out of the tool.

Navigating the Jabber Hub

  1. Status message
  2. Search bar
  3. Contacts
  4. Chats
  5. Chat rooms
  6. Recent calls
  7. Phone controls
  8. Custom groups

Managing Contacts

Contacts and contact lists let you easily organize and access contact information in your Jabber hub for those colleagues you communicate with often. 

ADDING A NEW CONTACT

To add a new contact to your Jabber hub:

  1. From the Contacts menu, select New Contact.
  2. In the New Contacts window, type the name of the Stanford person you want to add as a contact.
    Search results will appear. (It is best to type the name as completely as possible since Jabber will only display the first 15 matches.)


  3. Click the name of the person you want to add as a contact.
  4. Type the contact’s name in the Display Name: field as you’d like it to appear in your contact list. If you do not enter a display name, it will appear as it does in the search results.
  5. In the Add to Group drop down menu, select the personal group to which you’d like to add the contact.
    See Creating a New Contact Group (below) for information on creating personal contact groups.
  6. Click Add.
    The new contact appears in your Jabber hub under the appropriate contact group.

CREATING A NEW CONTACT GROUP

You can create customized contact list groups (e.g., My team, Project A team) under which you can organize your contacts. Contacts can appear in multiple contact list groups.

To create a new contact list group:

  1. From the Contacts menu, select New Group.


  2. Type the name contact list group name you’d like in the Enter a group name: field.
  3. Click OK.
    The new contact list group appears in your Jabber hub under Contacts.

You can move a contact into contact list groups by:

  1. Select the contact in your Jabber hub.
  2. Under the Contact menu, select:
    • Add to group and select the group from the drop down menu to copy the contact into the new group and keep it in its existing group(s).
    • Move to group and select the group from the drop down menu to move the contact into the new group and remove it from its existing group.

VIEW A CONTACT’S PROFILE

  1. Click in the Jabber hub. 


  2. Click the name of the person for whom you want to display a profile. The profile shows the contact's email address, phone number, and availability status.  Click the buttons to call or chat with the contact.

Managing presence

Presence lets your colleagues know when your are, and are not, available. Your colleagues can see your status through your status message in their Jabber hub.

MANUALLY CHANGING YOUR STATUS MESSAGE

By default, your status message is set to Available. To change your status message:

  1. In the Jabber hub, click the next to your status message.
  2. Select among the available options. The default are Available, Away, Do Not Disturb. Your status is changed to that option.

ADDING A CUSTOM STATUS MESSAGE

You can add other status messages to the default list. To add a custom status message:

  1. In the Jabber hub, click the next to your status message.
  2. Select Add Custom Status.
  3. Type the custom status you’d like and select which of the default color status setting you’d like to associate with it.


  4. Click Add.
    The new custom status becomes your current status and is available in the future as a default option in the status drop down menu.

 

Last modified September 11, 2018