• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 12. Conducting Live Chats and Vi... > Sending and Receiving Instant Messag...

Sending and Receiving Instant Messages

An instant message is an online typewritten conversation in real-time between two or more buddies. As you type an instant message, you can format your messages by using fonts and color and by inserting graphical symbols called emoticons, or “smiley,” such as a happy face, which help convey your emotions. You cannot send an instant message to more than one person, but you can invite other people to participate in an existing conversation. However, you can have instant message conversations with several different buddies at once, each in its own window.

Send and Receive Instant Messages

If necessary, click the Window menu, and then click Buddy List.

To start a chat, select a name in the Buddy list, and then click the Start A Text Chat button.

To respond to a text chat invitation, click the invitation window, type a message, and then click Accept.

Type your message in the box at the bottom of the window.

To start a new line while typing, press Shift+Return.

Press Return, and then wait.

To add another person to the chat, click the View menu, click Show Chat Participants, click the Add button (+), and then click a person from your Buddy list or Other.

When you're done, click the Close button to end the session.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint