You enter your username/password directly in the desktop application (and can optionally choose to remember the details). CometChat Desktop Messenger will use your existing site authentication mechanism.
The title, logo and links will be customized for your site.
After login, online users/friends are displayed in the Who's Online list similar to how they appear on the CometChat bar, sorted by availability status and then alphabetically. You can quickly look up users using the search facility.
You can also set your availability status or customize a message that will appear for other users.
Click on a name to open a chat window. You can have as many chat windows open as you like at one time. Type into the box to send an IM.
CometChat Desktop Messenger can be minimized to system tray so it sits there unobtrusively while you do other work. You will receive sound and visual notification when a new message arrives.
The icon will be customized for your site.