How do I send and receive instant messages on my Brew phone?

This FAQ is for customers who are with one of Skype’s mobile partners:

  • Verizon
  • au on KDDI

If you are not with one of Skype’s mobile partners, please visit the support homepage and select your device under Skype for Mobile, where you will find help and support for other Android phones, as well as for iPhone and Symbian.

The following questions and answers will help you with instant messaging on your Brew 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 Brew phone:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select a contact from your contact list.
  3. Select Send an Instant Message. This takes you to the instant messaging screen.
  4. Type your message into the text box, and then press Send.

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

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

Yes, group instant messaging allows you to send an instant message 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. Select an instant message conversation.
  4. Tap Options.
  5. Select Add more people and add the contacts you’d like to include in the conversation.
  6. Type your message into the text box and press Send.

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

Can I add emoticons to an instant message?

Unfortunately, on Brew phones, 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.

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

Your event history contains all your instant messaging, call, voicemail and contact request history, listed in date order. To find your event history, simply go to the Events tab.

New unopened events are shown in bold. Tap on an event to open it and view the details.

Can I set a group instant message topic?

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 Options key and select Set Topic.

How do I hide an instant message conversation?

On a Brew phone, you cannot delete or hide individual instant message conversations. However, you can clear your entire event history. To do this:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Events tab.
  3. Tap Options.
  4. Select Clear all events.

This removes all events from your events list.

How do I leave a group instant message conversation?

To leave a group instant message conversation, simply select 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.

Can I send texts?

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

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