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Sends an Instant Message to a specific user.

// See "LSL Helper Functions" page for this function
smartbotsAPI("im", [
  "slname", "Glaznah Gassner",
  "message", "Hello in-world!"


The following table shows input values (you send them with the API call) and returned output values.

Variable Required Description
Input basic parameters:
action yes = im
apikey yes Your personal developer's API key.
botname yes Your bot's SL login.
secret yes Bot access code of your bot.
dataType optional Set to "json" to get JSON reply instead of URL-encoded string
custom optional The custom data (string) to be passed back to caller script. This value will be returned back to the caller in HTTP response.
slname yes
  • Second Life login name of avatar


  • avatar UUID
message yes The message to send
nosafehub optional Set to 1 to ignore command if bot is currently in Linden's Safe Hub (Welcome Area). Recommended for greeters and inviters.
(to be received in http_response LSL event, see docs for details)
result OK - command completed successfully
FAIL - command failed
resulttext Detailed reason for the failure.
custom The value from input "custom" parameter. See above.


Send Instant Message to Tester Resident:

(the example uses smartbotsAPI() helper function. Set your "apikey", "botname" and "secret" in that function)

smartbotsAPI("im", [
  "slname", "Tester Resident",
  "message", "Hello from bot!"

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