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Windows® 8.1 on Demand by Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc.

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7. Exchanging Calls and Instant Messages

Introduction

Windows makes communicating with others over the Internet easier than ever with the Skype app. You can talk to others over the Internet (like you do on a telephone) and exchange instant messages. An instant message is an online typewritten conversation in real time between two or more contacts. Unlike an email message, instant messages require both parties to be online (like a phone call), and the communication is instantaneous. With the Skype app, you can send instant messages to any of your ...

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