To send an instant message:
If someone sends you an instant message when you are not looking at the chat window, an orange number will be displayed in the upper right corner of your main Skype window.
Click the orange number to open the chat window and see the message.
Other things you can do in a chat window are described in the table below.
|Call the contact.|
|Add people to create a group chat, or send files.|
|Load previous messages from the chat.|
|Use an emoticon in your instant message.|
|Search the chat for a particular word or phrase.|
|Show members of the chat.|