Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in its beta stage. This means the application is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable within the app.
To start a chat with someone, you first need to add them to your contacts.
After sending a contact request, wait for the other person to accept it. Once they do that, both you and them can send each other direct messages and invite each other to group chats.
If the person you want to chat with doesn't have a Status profile yet, you can invite them to join Status.
To add someone to your contact list, you need their chat key, which represents their public Status profile. They can share it with you, so ask them to share their Status profile with you. You can also use their QR code to add them to contacts.
To add someone you know from a group chat or community, simply right-click their name and select .
Ask the person you want to add to your contacts to share their profile.
Paste the link to that person's profile into the field or tap to scan the QR code. In your introductory message, briefly explain who you are and why you want to add them to your contacts. This is the first message your contact sees from you. Once you're done, tap .