Getting Started with Trillian for Web
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~The Cerulean Studios Team
Trillian for Web is a (free) full instant messaging client for your web browser! Now anybody can sign in to any messenger from any computer and remain online even while your browser is closed, without installing software.
Any conversations that you have open on your other connected
computers or mobile phones will be mirrored on Trillian for Web.
While your chat history will be saved into the cloud (Trillian Pro
there currently is no way to view chat history from within Trillian for Web (coming soon!).
To get started, simply visit www.trillian.im in your web browser and click the sign-in link at the upper-right.
Adding IM Accounts
Accounts can be added, changed or deleted any time that Trillian
To manage accounts, simply click the Connections button as shown in the preview (Overview) section.
Fill in the details as shown on the screen:
1. Pick a service.
2. Enter your username on that service. Note that some services use full email addresses as usernames.
3. Enter your password for that service.
Tip: Be sure to check Automatically connect to this account at startup if you want Trillian to connect each time you sign in.
4. Click Connect.
When you go back to the chat screen, you'll see a new icon for connections using this service. Click that icon to control the individual connection, such as setting status on only that service, disconnecting or reconnecting. Each service is represented by a colored sphere, using the colors shown in the legend below:
Adding Contacts and Groups
To add a contact, simply click the (+) button in the lower-left corner of your contact list then fill in some details:
- The account for which you're adding the contact. You need to have an account on the same service as your contact.
- The contact's username. Note that some services use full email addresses.
- The group with which you'd like to place the added contact.
- Confirm by clicking the Add button.
Some services will send a Reason to the contact when you add them, requiring the contact to approve your add request. If you don't know the other person, or if you have reason to believe they won't recognize you, be sure to put something identifiable into here (e.g. "Hey Peter, it's Nina from Corporate Accounts Payable").
You can get to Trillian for Web's Preferences screen by clicking the gear icon in the lower-right of your contact list:
Play sounds when a contact signs on or off: Uncheck this box if you don't wish to hear when people sign on and off. Play sounds on incoming messages: Uncheck this box if you don't wish to hear a sound when contacts send you a message. Note that contacts can also be set individually. Suspend when closing the web browser: Trillian will keep you online and email you while your browser is closed. Unchecking this box signs you off when closing browser. Automatically display additional URL information on mouseover: Our Instant Lookup feature gives you useful information when you hold your mouse over an underlined word! Language: Trillian is translated into many languages, and our community is hard at work improving the translations and adding new languages. Contact List View: Show entries with tiny, small, medium or large icons. Choose Simple if you don't want to see user icons. Theme: You can change the overall color scheme of Trillian for Web. We've added a special Halloween theme with animation! (recommended only for high-speed computers) Send Diagnostic Log: Press this button if you are working with a developer to resolve a bug. If you have a bug to report, please view our Bug Reporting Guide.