How do I open a chat window with my friend?

Even if you aren't playing a game with them, you can still live chat with your friends! 

To open a chat window, hover over 'connect' in the left menu, and then click on the 'chat' tab:

There you will see all of your friends who are online. Click on a friend to open a chat window with them. 

If your friend is offline, you can still send them a message. Click instead on the 'friends' tab, and hover over your friend's name. Click on the chat bubble icon that appears, and you'll open a window to chat with them:

Then, just type your message!

The chat window will stay open on your screen no matter where you go on Chess.com, even if you're in a game! Click the _ to minimize the window, or the 'X' to close it, but your messages will all still be there when you open it again. 

Click on the smiley icon in the lower right to see all the different emoji's you can add: 

Scroll down, there are a lot! To close the emoji window, press the Escape key. 

Have fun chatting with all your friends across Chess.com! 

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