Sending instant messages (iPhone)

With Skype for iPhone, you can instant message your Skype friends for free*, just like on your computer.

*Depending on the data plan you use, mobile operator charges may apply.

Sending instant messages

To send an instant message to your Skype contact:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap People > Skype Contacts.
  3. Select a contact to view their profile, then tap IM.
  4. Type your message into the text box.
  5. Tap Send.

To send a photo in an instant message, just tap call icon  in the right corner of your screen, then select Send Photo.

Your chat history and received messages are stored in the Recent tab. If you don’t have the chat window open and someone sends you an instant message, you can find the message in the Recent tab. 

Why am I getting IM notifications when I'm not in Skype?

The newest versions of Skype for iOS has push messaging enabled, which means you'll get a notification badge for new messages even if Skype is closed.

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