Instant Message

Description

In a business standpoint, instant messaging is essentially the text version of a phone call. Organizations that work in groups or on specific projects may prefer IM over e-mail because it allows information to be communicated in real-time. Although e-mail is still the prominent form of business communications, more organizations are slowly realizing that instant messaging is also a capable and proficient communications tool. 

One of the concepts that have been floating around recently is the capability to send automated IM responses. The Instant Message action does exactly this. Its main purpose is to automate the process of sending instant messages upon schedule or when a particular event or condition takes place on the system, saving time for the user and eventually increasing his/her productivity. The Instant Message action supports sending automated messages through Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, ICQ and Google Talk. Moreover, this action supports sending to multiple recipients simultaneously. 

Available Activities

This action contains a single activity:

Activity
Description

Instant Message - Send

Sends an IM (Instant Message) via Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, Google Talk or ICQ. This action automates three operations; the login, message transmission and logoff process.