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    How do I send an instant message in Skype on mobile?

    Follow the steps below that match your version of Skype. 

    iOS and Android (6.0+)

    If you have...

    • Your profile picture at the top
     

    Android 4.0.3 - 5.1

    If you have...

    • The Skype logo at the top
    New IM iOS and Android 6.0 and above   New IM Android 4.0 - 5.0
    1. From the Chats tab, select the person or group you want to instant message. Or tap the New chat New chat button Android 6.0 and above button and select your friends or family from there.
    2. Type your message in the chat window and tap Send.
     
    1. From the Chats screen, select the person or group you want to instant message. Or tap the Plus button, and then tap New chat to select someone from your contacts.
    2. Type your message in the chat window and tap Send.

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