To start an IM conversation:
- Locate the person you want to send an IM to, either through search or your Contacts list.
- Then do any one of the following:
- Double-click anywhere on their contact listing.
- Hover over their picture in the Contacts list, then click the Send an IM button on the Quick Skype menu.
- Right-click their listing and click Send an IM.
- Type your message in the text field at bottom of the window, and press Enter.
- Bonus Tip: Add carriage return lines using Shift+Enter before finally sending your message.