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Chat in Zoom

In Zoom, there is a chat function. You can read more about it on this page.

Students at KTH have the opportunity to chat with other students and teachers at KTH using Zoom.

The account name for Zoom is your KTH

Sign in to chat

To start using the separate chat function within Zoom, log in to Zoom by following these steps below:

  1. Open the Zoom client (app) on your computer
  2. Follow the quick reference guide from step 3-6 on Logging into the Zoom Application
  3. You will then find "Chat" or "Team Chat" from the upper menu
    Screenshot: "Team Chat" icon is highlighted.

Start a chat

  1. Enter the name of the person you want to chat with in the search box
  2. Click the name from the list that appears
  3. Write your message, and use the ENTER key on your keyboard to send the message.

Add to favorites

You can add people with whom you have recurring communications with as a favorite. To do this, click on the star icon at the top left of the ongoing chat.

Screenshot: Star icon is highlighted.

Start group chat

  1. Click on the blue icon next to "Team Chat"
    Screenshot: New chat button is highlighted.
  2. Add the names of the people you want to chat with


For recurring group chats, you can create private or public group chats. These can be marked as favorites as well.

Create a channel

  1. Click on the arrow symbol next to “Team Chat” and choose “Create a Channel
    Screenshot: Create a Channel is highlighted.
  2. Give the channel a name and if the channel is a Private Channel then add group members
    Screenshot: Channel name, private or public options and Create channel button are highlighted.
  3. If you choose "Public", the group is visible when searching for groups and those who want can join the group chat.

Start Video meeting inside a chat room

If you want to start a video meeting inside the group chat you created, do this

* There are some limitations.

  1. Go to the group chat room
  2. Press the "Video" icon
    Screenshot: Video icon is highlighted.
  3. Accept by pressing Yes
    Screenshot: "Yes" button for acceppting a group meeting is highlighted.

Join a group

You can find open group chats by:

  1. Click on the arrow symbol next to "Team Chat"
  2. Choose “Join a Channel”
    Screenshot: Join a Channel is highlighted
  3. Join the channel of your choice
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Last changed: Jul 06, 2023