Sending instant messages (Windows Phone 7)

These questions and answers will help you send instant messages over Skype for Windows Phone 7, and show you where you can find the history of all the messages you’ve sent and received.

How do I send an instant message?

Instant messaging is free on Skype for Windows Phone, just like it is on your computer. To send an instant message:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select a contact from your contact list.
  3. Enter a message into the text box and tap the enter key on your virtual keyboard.

You can also add emoticons to your messages. Simply tap the emoticon icon and select the emoticon you’d like to send.

The text box.

How do I send a group instant message?

Group instant messaging allows you to send instant messages to more than one contact at once. To start a group IM:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select a contact from your contact list.
  3. Tap the The plus icon. icon and check the contacts you’d like to add to the group.
  4. Enter a message into the text box.
  5. Tap the enter key on your virtual keyboard to send the message to all members of the group.

Skype for Windows Phone 7 does not run in the background. This means that you need to have the Skype application open to receive instant messages.

Where can I find my instant message history?

To find all your instant message history, simply sign in to Skype and swipe over to the recent tab. Here you can see a list of all your instant message conversations.

Can I hide my instant message history?

It’s not currently possible to hide or delete your instant messaging history using Skype for Windows Phone 7.

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