You can hold private conversations with other IRC users, outside of the public IRC chat rooms. To start a conversation with another IRC user:
Click on the name of the person in the channel you would like to start a chat with.
Information about the user, including their name and the last time they were active in the channel, will appear. Click Message to start a private conversation.
Another option to start a conversation with a user:
In the upper-right hand corner of Polari a number is displayed that shows the total number of users in the chat room. Click on the number.
Select the name of the user you want to message. Information about the user, including their name and the last time they were active in the channel, will appear.
Press Message to start a private conversation.
A new private conversation will start and a chat room will be created. The chat room will be shown in the left sidebar of Polari with the name of the person you are chatting with.
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