When connected to the service, your status, as seen by others, is shown
in a status line:
My status: Online
My status: Busy
Status: Appear off.
To change your own status, select
Below the status line there are three folders that contain your contacts
and showing their status:
. To expand
the folder, highlight it, and select
(or scroll right); to collapse
the folder, select
(or scroll left).
— shows the list of new and read instant messages or
invitations to IM during the active IM session.
indicates a new group message.
indicates a read group message.
indicates a new instant message.
indicates a read instant message.
indicates an invitation.
The icons and texts on the display depends on the IM service.
— shows the number of contacts that are online
— shows the number of contacts that are offline
To start a conversation, expand the
folder, scroll to
the contact with whom you would like to chat, and select
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answer an invitation, or to reply to a message, expand the
folder, scroll to the contact to whom you would like to chat, and select
. To add contacts, see “Add IM contacts,” p. 36.
(not visible if groups are not supported by the
network) — The list of bookmarks to public groups provided by the
service provider is displayed. To start a IM session with a group, scroll to
a group, and select
. Enter the screen name that you want to use as
your nickname in the conversation. When you have successfully joined
the group conversation, you can start a group conversation. You can
create a private group. See “Groups,” p. 36.
— to search for other IM users or public groups
on the network by phone number, screen name, e-mail address, or name.
If you select
, you can search for a group by a member in the
group, or by group name, topic, or ID.
— to start the conversation when you have
found the user or the group that you want