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Do you want to invite your department to enjoy cake in the break room? How about letting your co-workers know about an imminent conference call. You can send the same instant message to more than one person at the same time.
Note: You can’t include Windows Live™ Messenger contacts in a group message.
When you message multiple contacts, you write your first message in the Send Message to Group window, which includes all of the selected contacts. When you click the Send button, each contact receives your message. A separate conversation window opens on your screen for each reply, and you continue your conversation with each individual separately from the others. You’re no longer messaging the group as a whole.
In your Messenger List, select two or more contacts or groups (but not both), then right click and select Send Instant Message for selected contacts, Broadcast an IM to this Group for selected groups, or Broadcast an IM to These Pingbox Visitors for a selected Pingbox™ group.
Tip: When making multiple selections, Shift-click to select a range, or Ctrl-click to select randomly.
The Send Message to Group window opens.
In the Group window, type your message, then click the Send button.
A separate conversation window opens for each contact who responds.
Instant messages include smart tags, a feature that identifies phone numbers and email addresses. Learn how to use smart tags to add information to your address book or as another way to initiate a communication.