|Placing a PC-to-PC Call||Receiving a PC-to-PC Call||Placing a Call on Hold|
Anyone who knows your Yahoo! ID and uses Messenger 7 or higher can call your computer using the PC-to-PC call feature, and the two of you can talk just like you’re both on the phone. You just need to be signed in to receive the call. And the best part? It’s free. You’ll need a headset or a microphone and speakers to use this feature. To ensure that they are set up properly, read through the setup task in the Introducing Messenger’s Voice and Video Features tutorial.
When someone calls your computer, a notification of the call opens in the lower portion of your computer screen.
You’ll also hear a ringtone unless you’ve disabled ringing.
Respond by clicking one of the buttons:
Accept: If you accept the call, the connection is made, and you can begin talking just like you do on the telephone.
Decline: If you decline the call, the caller has the option of leaving you a voice message. By the way, your caller won’t know that you’ve declined the call.
IM Only: If you select this response, the call ends. A conversation window opens so you and your contact can communicate by typing messages instead.
If you don’t respond within about 20 seconds, your caller has the option to leave a voice message.
If you accept the call, the call area opens, and you can begin talking.
Your can end the call by clicking the End Call button.
Your friends can leave voice messages when you’re not signed into Messenger or not accepting calls, and you can listen to the messages through an email account of your choice. Take a look at the Setting Up Voice Messaging tutorial to learn how.