Xat’s new LINK power

With the upcoming release of Xat’s new, and long awaited (at least for me) LINK power, several users have asked “what does it do”.

Link, much like Xat’s own “wiki”, “twitter”, “buy” and “xats”, allows you to personalize your chat with your own custom set of underlined keywords. Those keywords can then “link” to any URL of your choosing.

Example from the xat_test chat:
xat link power

We don’t have the specifics on what is/isn’t allowed, but we imagine (hope really) that Xat will keep certain keywords from being modified; “register” comes to mind. Still we see the potential for something really scary. What’s to prevent a user from creating their own keywords, coupled with a cleverly crafted phishing page, to scam the unsuspecting out of their accounts? Even if “register” were kept under lock and key, couldn’t someone just create “REGlSTER” (that “I” is really a lowercase “L”)? We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

You can preview this power along with Xat’s new snowy pawn, right now, at the http://xat.com/xat_test chat.

We’ll update this post if/when we have more information.

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