Sharing Images In The Chat
To share an image publicly with other users in the chat room will depend on the type
image you want to share. We will cover the most common types and the best ways of
These are images that are hosted somewhere on the internet, such as your social
media site or some other web-page.
You can simply copy the image location/address to your clipboard. On an Android
device this will mean holding your finger down on the image you want to share and selecting
the appropriate options for the given browser. On Desktop you would right click the
image and select the correct copy option. Then paste the copied URL into the chat's message
input field and press enter to send.
You could also drag the image you wish to share to the chat's message input field
and the chat application will automatically add the URL to your chat's message input
Gif Search Images
These are images that you have found by using the in-chat GIF search panel tool. By
clicking on the gif search icon () on the tool-bar.
Enter a search term or keyword into the Gif Search input text field and press enter.
The panel will load in any found gif image results.
If you see a Gif Image in the results that you want to share in the chat then simple
click the Gif image or images and press enter to share them publicly. Otherwise try changing
the gif host provider from the drop down list or click the right chevron to view the next
page of gifs.
These are images you have saved on your computer or device that you want to upload
and share. By clicking the upload icon () to open the
Click on the "Browse Files" button or drag an image/file into the dashed box area and the
uploading will automatically trigger if you are uploading a valid file-type.
Once the upload has complete you will be given a "Post To Chat" button to click on.
Simply press enter to send.
As a guest uploading a file you will be limited to image and text files only and restricted
to a file size of 2MB per file. These restrictions are increased or removed if you are a
signed up member of the chat.
If your upload is for a single user, then make sure you select
'Private Message' for the given user before hitting enter.
These are live images that you can captured directly from your webcam with or
without added webcam filters or effects. By clicking on the camera
icon on the bottom tool-bar.
Once the Snapshot Panel opens it should ask for permission to access your webcam.
If you have a webcam connected you will need to grant access to it to use the Snapshot
Panel, otherwise you can simply close the panel.
The Snapshot Panel has several buttons.
As shown in the preview image above, the first option is a drop down list that should
contain all of the webcams accessible on your current system. Often for mobile devices for
example this will include both the front and back camera drivers. Selecting which camera you
would like to use will automatically update the webcam display.
Snapshot Buttons And Settings
Note: When green screen is set to 'On' that your static snapshot image will be saved
an PNG file as JPEG image files do not support the alpha channel.
When the image button () is selected the Snapshot Tool
will capture a single frame for uploading and sharing.
When the video button () is selected the Snapshot Tool
will offer you a duration drop down option to set how long you would like your short
capture to be. It will then capture a short video clip of that length for sharing.
Note: The video option may not work for all browsers, we would recommend that you are
either Firefox or Chrome for the best results possible.
Filters And Effects
The chevron left button () will select the previous
webcam filter or effect in the filter list.
The chevron right () button will select the next
webcam filter effect in the effects list.
The camera button () will either start the time delay and
capture on count
down complete (if set - see below) or capture immediately.
Capturing a single frame when set to Image () or a multiple
frame video clip when set to video ().
The timer clock button () will give you the option to set a
slight delay before
capturing the snapshot. Click it several times to cycle the options.
The vertical flip button () flip your webcam display
The mirror flip button () will mirror your webcam
Webcam Resolutions And Quality
You can set you webcam quality/resolutions by selecting one of the buttons at the bottom on
the snapshot tool. If your current webcam can not support the resolutions selected then you
will be given an error message informing you to select a different quality setting.
The lowest quality setting is VGA and has a resolution of 320x240 and allows you to go all
the way up to the highest setting of 8K and a resolution of 7680×4320, so guest users should
note that this may result in an image/video capture that is too large to upload. Members
however should be unaffected.
After capturing snapshots you will see small previews under the controls of the
Clicking on these previews will open them in a new tab.
Clicking the 'Post To Chat' button under the previews will send their URLs to the chat's
message input field. Simply press enter to send the snapshot to the chat.