Chat is offered within a Shared Space to facilitate ad-hoc conversations with Space Members. This is intended to allow Space members to discuss possible file conflicts and additional collaborative ideas. Just like the files that are uploaded to a SpiderOak Share, the Chat messages are encrypted locally before being submitted to the server, and only distributed to Space members.


  1. Simply access the Space Settings drop down menu and select the “Chat” option. Chat select.png
  2. Once the “Chat” button is selected, a Chat window will pull out from the right side of the client. A user may message their Team Members that occupy the same Shared Space by typing a message and pressing “Enter” or selecting the “Send” button. Chat Window.png