You can set up preferences for IM and SMS under Settings > Messages.
To access message settings:
Note: By default, the new chat view is enabled. To access the old chat view, clear the Enable Beta Conversation View check box under Settings > Messages.
The settings for messages allow you to manage:
|Spell Checking||Use an automatic spell check mechanism when typing a chat message. If you misspell a word, or enter a word not stored in the 8x8 dictionary, the word is underlined in red. For details, refer to Use Message Spell Check.|
|Chat Window||Consolidate multiple chat conversations into a single window with multiple tabs saving screen space. For details, refer to View Multiple Chats.|
|Message Style||Show chat messages in bubble style. For details, refer to Customize Chat Layout.|
|Enable Beta Conversation View||Show the new chat layout. By default, this option is enabled, making the above options invisible. To access the above options, clear the Enable Beta Conversation View check box.|
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