First of all, I'd like to offer big thanks to Mason Bushell for helping me test out the new chat system.
It is only a very simple chat feature at the moment, but there are plans for future enhancements.
When you sign in you will see a new 'Open Chat' menu option available in the menu. This is as it says 'open', meaning anyone can chat on that page all at the same time, if you wish.
If you prefer to chat with someone privately, either click on the Authors page, Narrators Page, the Illustrator's page or Private Chat page. From there you can either choose 'Start Chat' or 'Resume Chat'. Start Chat will send an email with a link in it to open the chat window for the recipient and redirect you to the chat window.
The email is received from email@example.com, so your email address will always be protected unless you choose to share it in the chat itself.
While 'Resume Chat' will just redirect you to the appropriate chat window.
I hope this all makes sense. If anyone needs any help please get in touch.
Garry (Pen Name: Rowan Grey) email: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the Contact Us page.