I want to invite a certain user to a chat to avoid writing more and more comments on a post, how do I do it?

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If the user has a chat account, go to their profile and click on the "start a new room with this user" button there.

If they don't have a chat user, you can't invite them to chat. Moderators have a way to do that, but that is not meant for this kind of situation.


I believe you can only do this via a comment that links to the chat. I think it's a shame that we have to use a comment to do this, but at least it's a comment that doesn't invite further discussion.

If they've already been a participant in a particular chat, then they will be notified by @ messages in that chat.

You can also invite a user to a room via their chat.stackexchange.com profile page: Inviting a user to chat from the profile page?

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    @notifying them in chat will only work if they were recently in that chat room (not sure about the exact threshold, a few days I think).
    – Mad Scientist Mod
    Jun 6, 2013 at 20:17

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