Within Teamwork Chat, you can enable individual external companies to be able to use your Chat site.

Click your profile icon in the top right hand corner and select Companies under the Admin section. 

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Note: The Companies area can only be accessed by an owner company site administrator.


In the list of companies, toggle the switch to the right of the relevant company to enable its members to use Teamwork Chat.

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Interacting with external company users

You can start a conversation with an external company user via the People tab. Click the user you would like to start a conversation. 

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Once someone in the owner company adds a user from an external company to a conversation, they can send messages in that conversation forever. You can however remove the user or delete the conversation. 

Users in the external company cannot write to anyone initially. They cannot see members of their own company in the people view in the sidebar. Once someone in the owner company adds them to a conversation, they can then send messages in that conversation.

If as an owner company user you want to create an @all conversation, including users from an external company you need to write @all followed by an @mention for each user in the external company. You would need to write @all @jen (where @jen is from an external company).

Note: A user in the owner company can write directly to someone in an external company, the user in the external company can then write directly to them forever.

For more information see: Settings within Teamwork Chat