If a mind map file has been shared it's modify access right to other users, and this file is not owned by guest user, then this file is called "collaborative file".
MindV creates a chat room for every "collaborative file". All the user who opened this mind map file will automaticly enter this chat room. To open chat room dialog, please click menu "Collaboration->Cooperate->Chat".
Guest user can not enter any chat room and guest user's files are not "collaborative file". So please login with your own mindv account.
In below picture, every shared user of this mind map will display in the user list . There is a circle on a user's right side. If this circle's color is green, it means this user is online; if this circle's color is dark, it means this user has leaved or is offline.
Under this user list , there is a chat log list.
In the textbox, user can input message , then press "Enter" key or click "Send" button to send this message to chat room.
If you want to copy the chat log, please click "Copy" button, all the message will be copied to your clipboard.
if you think the user list is too big , please uncheck "Show user list" checkbox, the user list will disapear.
For a profession user, he can open multi documents, so he can chat with different room's members. In order to make clear which message is current mind map file, please check "Current map message" checkbox, other wise, all the chat message will be displayed together.
Under mindv, inside the status bar, there are two icons:1: current mind map chat room is offline; 2: an image button, you can click it to open the chat room dialog, same as you click menu "Collaboration->Cooperate->Chat".
In below picture, under mindv, inside the status bar,the 1 icon: current mind map chat room is online. That means current user can send chat message, and every change you make will be seen by other users, or another words you are ready to collaborate with other users to modify this mind map at same time.
Note: If you open a collaborative file and want collaborate with others to edit it at same time, but you found "1" icon is in offline status, you should close this file and then reopen it.