Instant Messaging

Chat logoThe OIT Instant Messaging service offers a secure mechanism for collaborating with other members of the UCI community. We use real names and all communication stays within UCI.

Unlike email, instant messaging is a real time communications tool. Most instant messaging applications consist mainly of a list of contacts, and smaller windows for each one-to-one chat, and conference room.

Due to security concerns, for the time being the OIT Instant Messaging Service will no longer be available from off-campus without using the VPN. Instructions on how to configure the Cisco Anyconnect Software VPN can be found here.

Software Configuration