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This tip is only for devices running webOS 3.0.4 and higher

From webOS 1.0.1 through webOS 3.0.2, your only option when logging into or changing the status of your Messaging accounts was to show as Available, Away, or Offline for ALL accounts, without the choice to pick and choose. And while you were able to set a custom message, that too applied to all your accounts. However, with the webOS 3.0.4 update for the TouchPad, you now have the ability to determine the status and the message for each individual account. Just as in previous versions of webOS, you still need to tap in the top-left corner by the colored circle (which changes color depending in your status), but now your options are expanded:

  • To change the status on all your accounts, you still choose the desired status at the top of the list under the "ALL ACCOUNTS" section
  • To update only one account, find that account under the "INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS" section and choose your desired status
  • Unlike in previous iterations of webOS, if you want a custom status message, you now tap on the "Set custom status" option under either the ALL or INDIVIDUAL section and type in the status message.


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