Initiating 3rd Party IM Chat/Conference Chat
3rd IM chat/conference chat allows launch IM chat by contact context menu or just double click one contact. You can send/receive files and smiles, nudges via chat. The icon (left to the Display Picture icon) on top-right corner of the conversation dialog shows the account protocol of this chat.
To initiate a chat
Double click on the contact in the contact list or right click on the contact and select 'Chat'.
Type a message and click the 'Send' button.
To initiate a conference chat
Click the Invite button at the top of the conversation dialog. The Invite Contacts dialog will appear, listing the contacts of your IM account that are currently online.
Select the contacts to participate in the conference chat and click 'Ok'.