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Maybe you don’t really want to interrupt what you’re doing to chat online, or maybe you’re a dedicated Yahoo! Messenger user. Or perhaps you just don’t want your contacts to see when you’re online. Whatever the case, you’d rather not use the Yahoo! Mail chat feature on a regular basis and would prefer to have it disabled by default.
It’s easy to turn chat off. Your online status controls whether you’re able to chat. When your status is Offline, you’re unavailable to chat and others can’t see that you’re online using Yahoo! Mail.
On the Chat status menu, select Sign out of Chat.
Your chat status changes to Offline.
While offline, you won’t see your online contacts and you won’t be able to send or receive chat messages.
The next time you sign in to use Yahoo! Mail, chat will still be turned off and will stay that way until you decide to enable it again by changing your chat status.
Chat when you want to and turn chat off when you don’t—it’s easy in Yahoo! Mail.