J-Net offers its members the ability to chat with each other confidentially. All chat communications are encrypted end-to-end and all encryption is on the users' local machines only.
The Manager of the J-Net can create any or all chats in the J-Net and can always read messages contained in any chats in that J-Net. He can also delegate the right to set up and manage chats to any member of the J-Net.
A member of the J-Net, if authorised by the Manager to create chats, will find a "Create Chat" button in his J-Net Blog page, left side.
He then becomes the Moderator of that chat channel and can perform various functions, beginning with the giving of a Title (name of topic) to the Chat and the sending of invitations to some or all of the other members of the J-Net to participate in the Chat. Selections of members to be invited to the chat are made from the full list of members of that particular J-Net.
The member will receive an invite to the chat in his own personal Netsso, via an orange popup "Check new items". He enters the chat immediately by clicking in the invitation. Your J-Net Chat notification will stay in your "Check New Items" area until you click to visit it
He can also enter Chat by logging in to the J-Net and clicking the desired Chat from the sidebar on his Blog page or on his Start Desk.
The member clicks that link to enter the chat at any time and can invite some other members of the chat to join him for a discussion. He types what he wants to say at the bottom of the chat page, and then clicks the arrow to insert it into the forum above, for all chat members to read.
Various icons on the chat window enable functions such as Invite to chat, member list, delete member, delete messages, expand window, save/print chats, etc, and depending on permissions (see below)