AIM Away Messages FAQs

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AIM Away Messages FAQs

Away messages tell your buddies that you're away from your computer and aren't available to chat. They are customizable too. If you set an away message,  AIM displays that message to your buddies. For instructions, see How do I set an away message in AIM.


How can I determine whether my away message is On or Off?

If your away message is On, you will see a yellow bubble next to your Username in the Buddy List window.




How will I know whether my buddy's away message is turned On or Off?

If your buddy's Username has a yellow bubble next to it, your buddy is either Away or Idle. You can send an IM to a buddy who is away, but he or she may not be able to reply immediately.




Why does the away message change when I change my status message?

When your away message is On, you can view your away message in the status message box. When you change the text in the status message box, your away message text will also change. However, the next time you select the same away message, you will see the original text of your away message.


Can I send an IM while my away message is turned on?

Yes, you can send an IM while your away message is turned on.



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Last updated: 08-11-2011
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