To use RHP Messenger, you need one credit to participate in a Conversation, whether initiated by you or the other party.
Conversations are valid from midnight to midnight each day, so even if you were chatting to someone the previous day, if you choose to accept or start a new Conversation with the same person the next day, it will require a credit. You can however chat as often or as long as you like with the same person during that 24-hour period.
To make the most of Messenger, you should first start all new Conversations each day, and our system will then let you reply to any new Conversations started by other people without the need for more credits.
For example, if you are a Premium member, you should start ten new Conversations to people you are interested in, then reply to any new messages in your inbox. Otherwise, if you reply to ten new messages first, then you won't be able to start any new Conversations yourself that day.
If you are an upgraded member and ran out of your daily Conversation Credits, it's possible to buy extra Credits so you don't have to wait until the next day to message people. Please visit your main Settings area and visit Purchases & Credits. Click on Conversation Credits to see how many existing credits you have as well as purchase more credits. Credits can be purchased through Apple via the iOS App, or you can use your credit card (or other payment methods) to purchase credits on the Android App and web/mobile web version of RedHotPie.