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Only one participant needs a Skype Premium account for group video calls.
This FAQ will help you send instant messages and texts over Skype, as well as show you where you can find a history of all the messages you’ve sent and received.
Instant messaging is free on Skype for Symbian, just like it is on your computer. To send an instant message:
Group instant messaging allows you to send instant messages to more than one contact at once. To start a group IM:
Alternatively, you can add contacts to an existing conversation:
To send a text using the dial pad:
To send a text to a Skype contact’s mobile number:
If this option is not available, it means the Skype contact doesn’t have a mobile number attached to their Skype profile. To send a text, enter the number using the dial pad.
Currently, you can send texts from Skype, but not receive them. However, we plan to bring two-way texting to Skype in the near future, so watch this space.
In the meantime, you can set your mobile number as sender ID. This means when someone replies to your Skype text, the reply will be delivered to your phone.
Setting sender ID for texts allows people to reply directly to your Skype texts, and any replies will be delivered to your mobile phone. But before you can set a mobile number as sender ID, you’ll first have to verify it, which you can do by signing in to Skype on your computer.
After your number has been verified, you’re free to set it as your sender ID. You can do this on your Symbian phone:
With Skype for Symbian, you can send files like photos or music tracks to your contacts. To send a file:
With Skype for Symbian, you can send contact details to other people on your contact list. The person receiving the contact details can then add that contact to their contact list. To do this:
To find all of your instant message history, select the Instant Message tab:
Simply tap on an instant message conversation to view it.
To remove instant message conversations from your instant messaging history:
Removing a conversation does not completely delete it. If you receive another instant message to a conversation, it will reappear in your instant message list.