You'll see a new link "Chat Requests" under the Shoutbox on the forum's home page. You can use this link to send a Chat Request to any other Peo.com member who is online. This will take you to a live chat area. You can also now CLICK on the Status Indicator next to a person's name to make a Chat Request.
It's still in testing mode now...I'm not sure the server can handle it gracefully!
Let me know if you run into any problems while using it!