You can use the chat function to coordinate the co-editing process on-the-fly, for example, to arrange with your collaborators about who is doing what, which paragraph you are going to edit now etc.
The chat messages are stored during the session only. Once all collaborators have exited the collaboration session, the comments will disappear. To discuss the document content it is better to use comments function which is stored until you decide to delete them.
To start the chat function, click on the Edit button
To access the chat and leave a message for other users:
- Click the chat icon at the left sidebar
- Or click on the Collaboration tab of the top toolbar and click the Chat button,
- Enter your text into the corresponding field below, and
- Press the Send button.
All the messages left by users will be displayed on the panel on the left. If there are new messages you haven't read yet, the chat icon will look like this
To close the panel with chat messages, click the chat icon at the left sidebar or the Chat button at the top toolbar once again.