Xabber is a free mobile chat application for the Android operating system in the Google Play Store. Follow this walkthrough to get it connected with your Olark account!

  1. Download Xabber from the Google Play store

  2. If you’re a new Xabber user, you’ll need to make a Xabber-specific account (login)

Xabber - Sign up

  1. Once you create your Xabber account, you’ll be able to add your Olark account into the Xabber account by cliking on Add Account

Xabber - Add Account

  1. In the Username area, type in your Olark Username (e.g., username@olark.com), type in your Olark (not Xabber) password, then tap Add Account

Xabber - Add Olark Account

Note: You must enter your Olark username, with @olark.com at the end, not your own email. For example, if your Olark username is joe.w, enter: joe.w@olark.com

Availability

  1. Once you’ve followed the steps above, you’ll automatically be set to available/green in Olark once your account is added! If you need to go red/unavailable, use the toggle by your username to do so.

Xabber - Online

  1. Need to disable the auto-away function so that you’re always available/online? Tap the Settings (gear) icon from the Home Screen.

Xabber - Settings Tap

  1. Tap Connection Settings

Xabber - Connection Settings

  1. Tap on Prevent sleep mode - this will prevent Xabber from setting you to away automatically. Please note that this may result in increased battery use and this __will not __prevent the chat console from forcing you away if you miss a chat from a visitor.

Xabber - Prevent Sleep Mode