How do I send and receive instant messages using Skype on my Verizon Windows Phone?

The following questions and answers will help you with all you need to know about instant messaging on your Verizon Windows Phone.

How do I send an instant message?

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 Windows Phone:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts tab and long tap a contact.
  3. Select Instant Message. This will take you to the instant messaging screen.
  4. Type your message into the text box, then press Enter.

If the contact is online, the message will be delivered to them instantly.

Can I send an instant message to more than one person at once?

Yes, group instant messaging allows you to send instant messages to multiple contacts at the same time.

To add contacts to an existing instant messaging conversation:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Events tab.
  3. Long tap an instant messaging conversation to select it, and then tap again to open it.
  4. Press  and add the contacts you’d like to include in the conversation.
  5. Type your message into the text box and press Enter.

The message will be delivered instantly to all members of the group that are online.

Can I add emoticons to an instant message?

Yes, to add an emoticon to an instant message, simply select the  icon and select the emoticon you’d like to add to your message. Type your message as normal and press Enter to send.

Where can I find the instant messages I’ve received?

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 call, voicemail and contact request history, listed in date order.

New unopened events are shown in bold. Simply long tap an event to select it, and then tap it again to open it.

Can I rename a group instant message conversation?

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  and select Set Topic.

How do I hide an instant message conversation?

If you would like to remove an instant message conversation from your events list, you can hide it. To hide an instant messaging conversation:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Events tab.
  3. Select an instant messaging conversation by long tapping it, and then tap it again to open it.
  4. Press to  clear the selected item from your events list.

This does not completely delete the conversation. If you receive another instant message to this conversation, it will reappear in your events list.

How do I leave a group instant message conversation?

To leave a group instant message conversation, simply choose the conversation you’d like to leave, press  and select Leave Conversation. Leaving a conversation means you will no longer receive any further instant messages from the group.

Can I send texts?

No. Sending text messages is not supported by Skype mobile™ on your Verizon Windows Phone. You can send text messages from your phone using your Verizon text messaging allowance.
 

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