This is just to let you know that Gab Chat and Private Messaging are BACK and in BETA TEST – but the beta product is REALLY GOOD (although it does NOT work on Firefox yet – BECAUSE FIREFOX).
REPEAT – GAB CHAT AND PRIVATE MESSAGING DOES NOT WORK ON FIREFOX YET! PLEASE USE ANOTHER BROWSER FOR NOW!
Let’s take a closer (if slightly stretched) look at that…..
Gab needs more people on it for testing, so GIT YOU AZZEZ ON IT, PEEPS!
Here is a sample of what it looks like right now, for me.
IMPORTANT!!! Note my “handle” @WOLFM00N in the upper left-hand corner. THAT is important. THAT is where you will find notifications and invitations – by clicking on it.
Along the left, and down a bit, you will find private rooms, private messages, and public rooms.
All of these are fundamentally the same, but there are slight differences which define them.
Private rooms are named rooms, to which the owner/starter invites others
Private messages are basically un-named, invited rooms – conversations, usually between 2 individuals, but there can be more than 2 in the room.
Public rooms are like private rooms, only the URL for the room can be shared, and people don’t have to be invited – they can just walk in. Both of the images above, are of public rooms.
Gab Chat is still a work in progress, as you can see from this Gab post by Andrew Torba, the founder and CEO of Gab.
This means that they are integrating Gab Chat into Gab, so that it’s easy to go from one to the other. This way, you’ll be able to click a button in Gab to PM/DM somebody.
SO – how do you GET ON GAB CHAT?
Here is a YouTube video that may help:
FIRST make sure that you can get on Gab – back on your old account. You will need your Gab user name and password. If you have forgotten them, your user name might be HERE:
QTREEPERS ON GAB: https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/q-treepers-on-gab/
Then, if you’ve forgotten you password, you will need to at least still be able to get into your email address that you signed up with.
Then, no matter what, you need to go here…..
THEN, once you’ve taken care of your Gab account, to make sure it’s working, if necessary, you need to head over to Gab Chat, here:
GAB CHAT: https://chat.gab.com/
You will be asked to log into your Gab account. That means that you need to know your username and password, exactly as we prepared.
Next, however, is the tricky part.
You will generate ENCRYPTION KEYS (actually, Gab will do it for you), and those keys will be protected by a password, which can be anything meeting the minimum requirements. It can be identical to your Gab password, or something different. Whatever that password is, you MUST remember it – particularly if you try to access your chat messages from a new device. Do whatever you have to do to NOT lose that password.
Here is what Gab says will happen if you lose your chat key password:
Please do not lose or forget this password. Gab cannot restore your Security Keys. The password you enter now will be used to encrypt your private key. If you lose or forget this password, you will no longer be able to decrypt messages send to you while you were using these keys.Gab Chat instructions
At that point, you’re ready to chat.
I suggest that you send me, @WOLFM00N (with TWO zeroes in “M00N”), a new private message, and then I will invite you into the The Q Tree Members group. If you’re an author, you’ll also get an invitation to the The Q Tree Authors group, which is like the other, only more boring and concerned with infrastructure and groundskeeping.
I don’t know if there is a size limit to our group. I’m hoping there is not.
I will add more instructions and details here as needed, as we get some experience signing up.
So far, Deplorable Patriot (@FlyoverDeplorablePatriot a.k.a. Bohemian Flair Crochet) has successfully chatted with me and joined the groups. WE NEED MOAR!
PM me, friends!