Sending Instant Messages
You can send an instant message to anyone in your chat room. It will not be visible to the rest of the chatters.
To send an instant message:
To return an instant message:
Note: Instant Message windows close when you send your message and reappear when the member responds.
The Make Tab button on the Instant Message window places a tab at the bottom of the chat pane (just like the Chat Room and What's Hot tabs) and lets you continue your private conversation in a chat-style pane rather than the separate message window. If you choose this option, your conversation is still private.