Note: Hugs sent by private message will be posted in the chat they are sent in (whether main or private). Costs still incur where relevant.
Note: You can send hugs on the Android mobile app, but you're unable to see them yourself.
To send a hug, you must first possess the power to which it belongs, and ensure the power is activated, with subscriber time. For example, /hug classic belongs to Classic power and /hug purp belongs to Purple power. Check the Powers page for a comprehensive list of powers with hugs. Each power within this category has its own article, with a list of specific hug commands and previews of their animations.
You can add a message (though not compulsory) after the command to appear in the animation. For example, /hug purp Hello xat wiki! would show the following:
Sending hugs for free in a private chat will place both you and the recipient in the animation. Sending hugs in the main chat, however, with no direct recipient, will involve only your name and avatar, and the other side will remain blank. You can target a specific user in the main chat by typing /hugall in their private chat (instead of /hug), followed by the hug name and message. For example, you may type /hugall purp Hello Joe! in Joe's private chat. In this case, the entire chat will see the hug, and Joe will be included in the animation. This public option again costs 10 xats.
Although each hug and kiss has a different animation, there are key differences between them: