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    How do I send an instant message in the new Skype?

    1. From the Chats screen, select the person or group you want to instant message. Or tap the address book Address book icon button, and select your friends or family from there.
    2. Type your message in the chat window and tap Send Send icon.

    Tap and hold on your message. From the menu, you can:
    Message options menu

    • Copy your message to paste in a conversation window.
    • Forward your message to another conversation.
    • Quote your message in a conversation window.
    • Edit your message and send it again.
    • Remove your message from the conversation.

    React to a message you've received

    Tap the smiley face in the top right corner of an instant message you've received. A selection of available reactions will display. New reactions will be added frequently, and may differ by region. Tap the arrows to choose from additional reactions available.
    React to a message you receive
    Selecting the emoticon will send it automatically.

    Copy, Forward and Quote a received message 

    Tap and hold on the message you've received. From the menu, you can:
    Message edit menu options

    • Copy the message to be pasted in a conversation window.
    • Forward the message to another contact.
    • Quote that message in a conversation window.
    • Bookmark the conversation as Unseen from here.
    • Report this conversation as spam or containing inappropriate material.
    1. In the Chats screen, tap the filter button in the Search bar. 

      filter button
    2. From the Manage Chats menu, you can filter your chats by Recent, Unread, or Active

      manage chats menu

    1. While in your chat, tap the emoticon emoticon button button.
    2. Select either Emoticon or Moji, where you can scroll through the options to find the one you want to send or use Search to quickly get to a specific one.

      Tap the Search button.
      Search for emoticons or Mojis

      Start typing a description or the name of the emoticon or Moji you want.

      Emoticon search
      As you type, your options will narrow down to match what you are looking for.

      Emoticon Search results
    3. After selecting the emoticon or Moji, tap Send.

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