How to Download the Latest Version of Yahoo Messenger

The latest version of Yahoo! Messenger still includes the chat rooms and instant messaging. Yahoo! Messenger has also been updated to include video and audio chatting for private instant messages and for public chat rooms. Both of these newer features are free, as well. If you have an older version of Yahoo! Messenger already installed, you may want to uninstall it before downloading the new one.


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      Open your Web browser and navigate to the Yahoo! homepage.

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      Click "Messenger" on the left side of the browser.

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      Click the yellow "Download Now" button.

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      Click it again on the download instruction page.

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      Select to "Run" the installation wizard.

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      Click "Custom Install" on the first screen.

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      Choose your settings. You can select to create a Desktop or Quick Launch shortcut, to install Yahoo! Toolbar and Yahoo! BrowserPlus, or to make Yahoo! your default search engine. You can also change where you want Yahoo! Messenger to be installed. Click "Next" when you are done making your selections.

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      Select "Yes, I accept the License Agreement..." to agree to the terms and conditions and click "Next."

    • 9

      Click "Install" and wait for the program to install.

    • 10

      Choose if you want to launch Yahoo Messenger on the "Installation is complete" screen and click "Finish."

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