A status message is a phrase or small description that a person can enter into his/her IM client to describe what he/she is doing, feeling or thinking in addition to the regular Status. Miranda IM supports both sending and receiving status messages for the following protocols (list incomplete, please contribute):
To set your own status message, see Options->Status->Messages.
There are several ways to read another persons status message.
- Right-click the contact and choose Read Away Message (where Away corresponds to the contacts current status).
- By using Modern contact list it is possible, in addition to the above procedure, to see the status message of a contact in a second row just below the nickname in your contact list.
- By using the SOMWO-plugin the status message will be automatically inserted in the message window when opening it.