Chatting by using Windows Messenger - Part 4: Sending and receiving messages

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This article is Part 4 of the Chatting by using Windows Messenger guide. This part describes how to send and receive messages.

To view the other topics of the Chatting by using Windows Messenger guide, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are listed in the "References" section.

The Chatting by using Windows Messenger guide includes the following topics:
Part 1:  Introduction
Part 2:  Registering for Windows Messenger
Part 3:  Adding contacts
Part 4:  Sending and receiving messages

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Part 4: Sending and receiving messages

Windows Messenger displays all your contacts and lets you know who is already signed in.

Start chatting

You can use the Windows Messenger chat function to exchange casual messages with contacts. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Send an Instant Message.
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    Windows Messenger - Send an Instant Message
  2. Select a recipient from the list of contacts, and then click OK.
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    Select recipient from list of contacts
  3. Type a message, and then click Send.
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    Type message
  4. The message appears instantly on the contact's screen.
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    Message alert from contact
    You can also see the Conversation window on the taskbar. The contact can answer the message immediately.
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    Conversation window - Reply

REFERENCES

For more information about this topic, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Part 1 Introduction

Part 2 Registering for Windows Messenger

Part 3 Adding contacts
This article is a translation from German. Any subsequent changes or additions to the original German article may not be reflected in this translation. The information that is contained in this article is based on the German-language versions of this product. The accuracy of this information relative to other language versions of this product is not tested in the framework of this translation. Microsoft makes this information available without warranty of its accuracy or functionality and without warranty of the completeness or accuracy of the translation.

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Article ID: 902536 - Last Review: February 6, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
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  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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