Chat

Use the directory to look-up and chat with your colleagues.

Initiate a chat session from your desktop or notebook

  1. Using the Find Someone field, search for the person you wish to chat with. You can search by full name, partial name or email address.
    Note: If you decided to share your mobile number when setting up your Office 365 profile your mobile number will be visible in your Skype contact card and your colleagues will be able to search for you by your mobile number. 
  2. Double-click the desired account in the search results to start a chat session.

Initiate a chat session from your mobile device

  1. Tap Search (magnifying-glass icon).
  2. Search for the person you wish to chat with. You can search by full name, partial name or email address.
    Note: If you decided to share your mobile number when setting up your Office 365 profile your mobile number will be visible in your Skype contact card and your colleagues will be able to search for you by your mobile number.
  3. Tap the desired account in the search results.
  4. Tap Chat (speech-bubble icon).

Add another participant to a chat session

Windows

  1. In the active chat window, click Invite More People (profile icon with plus-sign).
  2. search for the person you wish to add.
  3. Double-click the desired participant in the search results to add them to the chat.

Mac OS

  1. In the active chat window, click More options (gear-wheel icon).
  2. Select Invite by Name or Phone Number.
  3. search for the person you wish to add.
  4. Double-click the desired participant in the search results to add them to the chat.

Mobile devices

  1. In the active chat, tap the three-dot menu.
  2. Select Invite.
  3. search for the person you wish to add.
  4. Tap the desired participant in the search results to add them to the chat.

Can I chat with University staff?

No. You can look-up University staff Contact Cards using the global directory, however staff are currently using a different product, Cisco Jabber, for unified communications. Jabber does not communicate with Skype for Business and attempts to chat with staff will result in the following error:

Desktop clients: This message wasn't sent to Joe Bloggs due to company policy.

Mobile devices: We couldn't send this message because we couldn't find JBloggs@latrobe.edu.au.