1. Click the new chat icon 

(located on the top right portion of your screen)

2. Type in the name of the person(s) you wish to chat with

3. Click Start Chat

3. Begin typing in the chat box 

4. Click Enter

5. Your connection will be notified of your chat with a badge notification

 Heads upIf a chat already exists between you and the selected member(s), you will be directed to the existing chat thread.