Yahoo! Messenger is a free instant-messaging program with which you can chat via text or voice and share files such as pictures and documents. Another benefit of Yahoo! Messenger is that you can use the chat feature to meet people with similar interests as yours. Whether you are looking to make friends from around the world, widen your local circle of friends or somewhere in between, Yahoo! Chat is a beneficial tool.
Things You'll Need
- Yahoo! Messenger
Download the Yahoo! Messenger application and install it on your computer, if you have not already done so.
Log into Yahoo! Messenger using your current Yahoo! ID and password or click the "Get a New Yahoo ID" link at the bottom of the Messenger window to sign up for a new one.
Go to the "Messenger" menu on the Yahoo! Messenger window. Point to "Yahoo Chat" and click on "Join a Room." The "Join Room" window will open separately.
Select a category that appeals to you in the "Categories" list. You will be presented with a list of "Yahoo Rooms" that fall under that category. Click on a room that you find interesting and then click the "Go to Room" button. Enter the verification code presented into the "Enter Chat Room" box and click "Submit."
Type a message into the text box on the bottom of the screen to introduce yourself. Chat as part of the group or send private messages to other Yahoo! Chat users by clicking on a username in the right pane of the window and clicking the "IM" button.
Tips & Warnings
- If you have a microphone and speakers or headphones installed on your computer, you can chat by voice as well. Click the "Talk" button above the text box to initiate a voice chat.
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