How do I send and receive instant messages on my au Android?

The following questions and answers will help you with instant messaging on your au Android.

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 au Android:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts icon.
  3. Select a contact, then tap .
  4. Type your message into the text box, then tap 

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

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

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:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Contacts icon.
  3. Press the Menu button and then tap Start Multichat.
  4. Select the participants by checking the box next to their name.
  5. Tap Start Chat.

To add people to an existing instant message conversation:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Recent icon.
  3. Select an instant message conversation.
  4. Press the Menu button and select Add people.
  5. Select the contacts you’d like to add to the instant message conversation. When you’ve selected your contacts, tap Add. This returns you to the chat area.
  6. Type your message in the text box and tap .

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

Can I add emoticons to an instant message?

Yes, you can. To add an emoticon to an instant message, simply tap  and select an emoticon from the list.

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

Your Recent list contains all the instant messages you have sent and received. This is also where you will find your call history, voicemails and contact requests, listed in date order. To view your Recent list, select the Recent icon.

New events are shown in bold. Tap an event to open it.

Can I set a group instant messaging topic?

Yes, you can rename group instant message conversations to make them easier to identify in your Recent list. To do this:

  1. Select the Recent icon.
  2. Select the conversation you’d like to rename.
  3. Press the Menu button and select Set topic.

How do I hide an instant message conversation?

To hide an instant message conversation:

  1. Select the Recent icon.
  2. Select the instant message conversation you’d like to hide.
  3. Press the Menu button.
  4. Select Close to remove the instant message conversation from the list.

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

How do I leave a group instant message conversation?

To leave a group instant message conversation, go to your Recent list. Select the conversation you’d like to leave, press the Menu button and select Leave. Leaving a conversation means you will not receive any further instant messages from the group.

Can I send texts?

No. Skype on au Android does not support sending text messages. You can send text messages from your phone using your au text messaging allowance.

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