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Sending an instant message to a contact is easy. All you have to do is double-click the name in your list to open a conversation window and start chatting. To help you make calls, send text (SMS) messages, and send emails, each contact name in your list includes a contact card, a menu, and, if your list is set to detailed view, a few extra buttons. Through the contact card, you can also check out what your friend’s been up to by reviewing his or her updates.
Note: Pingbox™ visitors don’t have contact cards.
In the Contact List, move the cursor over a contact’s name.
Click the phone button to place a PC-to-PC call and click the SMS button to send a text message.
To access additional communication options, click the display image to the left of the name, then select an option from the contact card.
If you friend is sharing updates, you’ll see the updates at the bottom of the contact card.
To work with other contact options, right-click the name, then select an action from the menu.
Learn more about working with contact details in the Working With Contact Information tutorial.