#m4change How to create MXit chat rooms

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#m4change paper based wiki :) on TwitpicSaturday morning saw Mobile Tech 4 Social Change event, or #m4change, happen at CPUT in Cape Town. Your web AddiCT was there initially just to learn what was happening in the mobile tech space wrt projects that are being developed and implemented to bring about social change. When the paper based wiki popped up and MXit was first on the list learning became sharing and together we learnt the pros and cons of setting up a MXit private chat room. You can create private chat rooms in MXit. Those rooms are called MultiMX.

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The rest of this post will contain step-by-step instructions on how to setup a private chat room in MXit MultiMx and invite individuals or groups to that new room.

First you need to log into MXit.

Click menu and select MutliMx
Click menu and select MutliMx

You will now be able to name your chatoroom, invite groups or any MXit contact that is currently online.

Naming & inviting people to your MXit chat room
Naming & inviting people to your MXit chat room

The MultiMX chat room you now have created will display as a contact with a special icon.

MultiMX chatroom displayed as a MXit contact
MultiMX chatroom displayed as a MXit contact

If you created the the room you will be able to invite more contacts by selecting Add members from the Options menu within the Chat Room.

Invite contact to the MXit chatroom by selecting dd Members from the menu
Invite contact to the MXit chatroom by selecting Add Members from the menu

Be careful not to log out of MXit as you will no longer have access to the room. This is one of the major disadvantages of MultiMx. Having the ability to invite users who aren’t your contact or online would be great too.