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To add a chat channel:
Click on the *Add Chat Channel* button in the left sidebar.
Add Chat Channel Screen
Chat channels can not be deleted from the system. They can only be deactivated by setting the *Validity* option to *invalid* or *invalid-temporarily*.
To edit a chat channel:
Click on a chat channel in the list of chat channels.
Edit Chat Channel Screen
Chat Channel Settings
Name \*
Group \*
Select which :doc:`../users-groups-roles/groups` can access the chat channel.
Available to customer users
Select the checkbox if you want to display the chat channel for customer users.
Available to public users
Select the checkbox if you want to display the chat channel for public users.
Valid \*
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Enable Chat Support
The chat feature is not enabled by default.
To enable the chat feature:
Go to *System Configuration* screen.
Navigate to *Core → Chat* in the navigation tree.
Enable the setting ``ChatEngine::Active``.
When the chat feature is enabled, the *Default channel* is automatically created if it does not exist.
To review all chat related settings:
Search for the term ``ChatEngine`` in the search box.
Review the settings.
Agents need to have at least *ro* permissions to the groups set up in the following settings:
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