To start a video chat, right-click on a contact and select Start a Video Conversation. You can also select Actions, Start a Video Conversation. You can add video to a text chat. First, make sure the side bar is displayed by selecting View, Sidebar from the conversation window’s menu. Next, click on the Start Camera […]

Chat conversations often take place at a very quick pace. To keep things flowing back and forth, it often helps to use abbreviations for frequently typed expressions. Below is a list of abbreviations you may see in chat messages: Abbreviation What It Means lol Laugh out loud rotfl Roll on the floor laughing btw By […]

You can block a contact at any time by selecting it in the contact list, right-clicking, and selecting Block. If you choose to block a contact, that contact will not be able to see your online status or send you chat messages. You can also set up Windows Messenger to alert you whenever someone tries […]

You can change your status from Online to Away if you need to step away from your computer for a short period of time. This way your online contacts know not to send you any chat invitations while you are away. To change your online status, select File, Status, and select one of the options […]

Windows Messenger allows you to collaborate with your students using the whiteboard feature. You can use the whiteboard to work together on equations and other math problems, or to work together on any type of diagram. To start a new whiteboard session, you can select a contact in the contact list and then click on […]

While you are chatting with your contacts using Windows Messenger, you have the ability to send them a file at any time. You can also receive files from your contacts as well. To send a file to a contact, start a conversation and then click on the Send a File or Photo link on the […]

With Windows Messenger, you cannot initiate a chat with more than one person, but you can add people to a conversation once you have started it. A total of five people can take part in a group conversation, including you. To add contacts to a conversation, open a conversation with one of your contacts and […]

To start a voice chat, right-click on a contact’s name in the contact list and select Start a Voice Conversation. You can also start a voice chat by selecting Actions, Start a Voice Conversation. You can add voice to a text chat as well. First, make sure the side bar is displayed by selecting View, […]

Once you have added contacts to your contacts list, there are several ways to start a chat with them if they are online: Double-click on the contact in your contacts list. Select the contact, then click on Send an Instant Message in the actions pane (choose Tools, Show Actions Pane if it is not displayed […]

Before you can start chatting with someone on Windows Messenger, you will first have to add them to your contact list. In other chat programs, such as AIM, contacts are known as buddies. To add a contact in Windows Messenger, click on Tools, Add a Contact, or use the Add a Contact link at the […]

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