To change your display name, click on it at the top of the user list on the right-hand side of the chat.
You can add your own personal avatar where it says "Picture" after having clicked on your name.
To add a home page, insert the URL below the field for avatars, right next to the house icon.
You can't delete a group that you have made. The most you are able to do is reset it, make it members only and change the password. If you leave it inactive for 90 days or longer, it will be available for purchase by other users. If you have a chatbox embedded on a website that you own, you can remove the box from your site by erasing the HTML code.
Unfortunately, you are not able to change the name of your chat group. You are able, however, to change the capitalization of the group name. To do this, click the "Edit" button on the right side of the page below your group, submit the group password, and edit the "Group Name" field. Otherwise, you can make a new group. To make a new chat group, click here.
xats are xath.hu's official currency. To buy, click the "get xats" link on the smilie line. Days are how long you're subscribed, which allows for smilies in your avatar, glitter effects, and lets you use powers. For more info see xats guide.
Powers give you special abilities in the chat. These include blocking private chats from people you don't know, making your "pawn" different colors, or even allowing for more smilies and hugs. For more info see Powers.
Note: You need days to use powers.
Read Safety for more information on how to stay safe online.
For a full list of the pawn colors, you can refer to the Users Guide.
You can add as many friends as you like but there is no point in adding everyone you ever see, only people that you will want to talk to again. The more friends you have added, the harder it becomes to find the ones you really want to talk to.
Unfortunately, you can't erase your entire friends list at one time; you need to unfriend each user one by one. If you don't mind making a new account, you can do that and erase your entire friends list. If you want to make a new account, right click on a chat and click settings, then click the folder icon. Select "Deny" to delete the content stored on your computer by xat, and click close. Then, refresh the page, and you will have a new ID. You can then register this new ID to make a new account. Return to the storage setting and select "Allow" to ensure xat can keep you logged in on your new account.
Go to the xat login page and click on "Lost password" near the top.
Click on the "Edit" button at the bottom right of the page, and enter your email in the second box on the next page. Your password will be emailed to the email you created the group with.
Please note that if you request a temporary password, xat will always e-mail you the same serial password until you change it to something else.
$tealth, or stealth, is when owners or main owners put the character "$" (dollar sign) in front of their name. This makes them look like a guest (pawn is green, and it doesn't say "Owner" or "Main Owner"). An owner in $tealth still has the ability to use all actions without revealing their rank. This is ideal for chatting with suspected rule breakers and seeing how they react to users who aren't mods/owners.
Note that mods or owners can click on your name and see that you can't be kicked or banned, and will know that you're an owner in disguise.
These are known as "pools" around the xat community. Pools appear when your chat has 60 or more users, to prevent too many users in one chat at once.
Please be sure you're typing in lowercase letters. "(GLOW)" won't work for Nameglow, "(Hat#t)" won't work for Hat, "(BUMP)" won't work for Bump, and "/AWAY" won't work for away.
If a user is breaking terms, click their picture and click inappropriate at the top. If a chat broke terms, click Inappropriate at the bottom right. Do not report users or groups without a valid reason!
BEFORE FOLLOWING THESE STEPS, MAKE SURE THE ID IS REGISTERED OR YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET IT BACK!
To reset your ID, right click the chat box and click "Settings...". After that, click the folder icon and set the option to "Deny" storage. Refresh the page and right click the chat again. Follow the steps above but this time set the option to "Allow" storage and you will have a new ID. This also removes the alternative user profiles at the top of the user dialog when you click your name.
Promoting your chat puts it on the xath.hu homepage, as well as "Widgets" and Group lists. It attracts a lot of users towards your group.
To promote your group, click here.
If the chat is inactive for 90 days or more, you may purchase it here.
The price of a given chat group is affected by 2 factors:
Generally, the price is higher for more common words as the chat name.
The longer a chat has been inactive, the less it costs to acquire it.
Registered names are typically 10 characters minimum (18 max) to allow you to be creative. If you want a shorter name, go to xath.hu/name.
Check out Chats article for more information about official chats.