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Only one participant needs a Skype Premium account for group video calls.
The following questions and answers will help you with instant messaging on your Verizon BlackBerry®.
Instant messaging is an alternative to talking with your friends on Skype – and like Skype-to-Skype calls, it’s completely free. To send an instant message on your Verizon BlackBerry®:
If the contact is online, the message will be delivered to them instantly.
Yes, group instant messaging allows you to send an instant message to multiple contacts at the same time.
To send a group instant message from your contact list:
To add people to an existing instant messaging conversation:
The message is delivered instantly to all members of the group that are online.
Unfortunately, on Verizon BlackBerry®, you cannot add emoticons to instant messages. We hope to change this in the near future, so be sure to look out for it in future releases.
Your event history contains all the instant messages you have sent and received. To find your instant message history, simply go to the Events tab. You will see all your instant messaging, call, voicemail and contact request history, listed in date order.
New unopened events are shown in bold. Simply tap on an event to open it and view the details.
Yes, you can rename group instant message conversations to make them easier to indentify in your events list. To do this, simply select the conversation you’d like to rename, press the Menu key and select Set Topic.
If you would like to remove an instant messaging conversation from your events list, you can hide it. To hide an instant messaging conversation:
This does not completely delete the conversation. If you receive another instant message to this conversation, it will reappear in your events list.
To leave a group instant message conversation, simply choose the conversation you’d like to leave, press the Options key and select Leave Conversation. Leaving a conversation means you will no longer receive any further instant messages from the group.
No. Sending text messages is not supported by Skype mobile™ on your Verizon BlackBerry®. You can send text messages from your phone using your Verizon text messaging allowance.