Sending and Receiving Instant Messages

An instant message is an online typewritten conversation in real-time between two or more buddies. As you type an instant message, you can format your messages by using fonts and color and by inserting graphical symbols called emoticons, or “smiley,” such as a happy face, which help convey your emotions. You cannot send an instant message to more than one person, but you can invite other people to participate in an existing conversation. However, you can have instant message conversations with several different buddies at once, each in its own window.

Send and Receive Instant Messages

If necessary, click ...

Get Show Me Mac® OS X, v10.3 Panther™ now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.