I get a message that says “Name in use”

This kind of error happens when you try to connect to your IRC account and you are using a nickname that is already being used by someone else on that particular network.

  1. Click the edit icon in the error message.

    • In the Nickname text box, type a new nickname.

    • If you have registered that nickname within the network you are using, set the password for that nickname. For more information, see Use a nickname password on IRC.

  2. Switch the account off, and then switch it on to try to reconnect to the service.