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Sameroom: How to add the Skype Bridgebot to your Contacts
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Sameroom: How to add the Skype Bridgebot to your Contacts

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This article will show you how to add the Skype Bridgebot to your Skype Contacts list, and then add the bot to a current or new Group Chat.

This process is required due to incompatibilities with Skype login, which prevents adding Skype accounts to Sameroom.

Once the bridgebot is added to your Skype contacts, Sameroom tubes can be added, and messaging will work normally. You'll be able to create and change Sameroom tubes in Skype as usual, but Skype will not appear on your Sameroom Accounts page.

Applies To

  • Sameroom Standalone accounts
  • 8x8 Team Messaging

Add the Skype Bridgebot to your Contacts

  1. Log in to the Skype web interface at https://web.skype.com.
  2. Click here to open a new browser tab and initiate adding the Sameroom bot.
  3. Click Add to Contacts.
    • If the contact is not added on the first attempt, click on Add to Contacts again.

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Sameroom with a square icon clipboard_e551484f380354ab0321f7b26ab3a6bd6.png will appear in your contacts list.

  1. Follow the directions below to add the Sameroom Bot to an existing or new public Group chat.

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Add the Sameroom Bot to Existing Chat Groups

Use the process below to add the Sameroom bot to your chat groups.

Currently the Sameroom bot cannot be added to existing chat groups from the Participant list. This is being investigated.
  1. Click on the Chats icon.
  2. Click on the chat group you wish to add the Sameroom bot to.
  3. Click on the Add to Group button clipboard_eef69f8dcd4ff6fd9a397f2039c16cbd6.png at the top-right of the Skype window.
  4. As with other group members, click the circle to the right of the Sameroom bot icon clipboard_e551484f380354ab0321f7b26ab3a6bd6.png to include it in the group chat.
  5. Click Done.
  6. Follow the steps below to test issuing Sameroom commands in your new group chat.

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Add the Sameroom Bot to New Chat Groups

When you create a new public group chat, you can add the Sameroom Bot before saving the new group for the first time.

  1. Click on the Chats icon.
  2. Click on the New Chat dropdown menu and select New Group Chat.
    • Note that Private Conversations are not supported.

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  1. Give your new Group Chat a unique name.
  2. Click on the arrow to proceed.

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  1. Add your group members. This can be done at any time.
  2. As with other group members, click the circle to the right of the Sameroom bot icon clipboard_e551484f380354ab0321f7b26ab3a6bd6.png to include it in the new group chat.
  3. Click Done.
  4. Follow the steps below to test issuing Sameroom commands in your new group chat.

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Test Your Sameroom Connection

To confirm that Sameroom responds in your chat group:

  1. Open the chat group you've added the Sameroom bot to.
  2. Type the message: -sameroom help and send it (usually by pressing Enter). You should receive a list of Sameroom commands that are now accessible to you from within this new chat group.

Now you can create tubes from your Skype group chat to other chat rooms. See Sameroom commands for more info on using the Portal, Open, and Connect commands.

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