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- Address Book: a listing of people and their contact information associated with each Yahoo! Mail account.
- Archive: a place to save a history of all of your instant messages, alerts, conferences, and text messages.
- Audible: an animated character inserted in an instant message that says something out loud to your contact after you send your message, such as "Welcome" or "Dude!"
- Avatar: a character that you can use when interacting with friends online. By changing hairstyles, clothes, accessories, and backgrounds, you can create your own unique persona.
- Connection: a person you spend significant time online with and with whom you want to share personal information. Connections have privileged access to each others’ profiles.
- Contact: a person with whom you interact; someone to whom you might want to send an email, instant message, or text message.
- Conversation: an exchange of instant messages between you and a contact.
- Display image: a picture or avatar that represents you in some way and that you share with your contacts during IM conversations.
- Download: to transfer a file from a remote computer to your computer.
- Drag and drop: the ability to move an object from one place to another by placing the cursor over an object, pressing the left mouse button, dragging the selected object to another location, and releasing the mouse button.
- Emoticon: a small character that shows someone how you feel during an IM conversation, such as happy, sad, or laughing.
- Firewall: a program used to protect a computer from intruders.
- Flickr: a service that allows you to share your digital photos over the Internet.
- Group: one or more contacts that you organize together under one unique name, similar to an email list. By default, Yahoo! Messenger adds contacts to the "Friends" group included in the application.
- Ignore List: a list of people from whom you don’t want to see or hear anything while you’re using Yahoo! Messenger.
- IM: the acronym for instant message.
- IMVironment (IMV): a themed environment that you can select when instant messaging your friends. Potentially, both you and your friends see the IMV during your conversation.
- Instant messaging: the ability to exchange messages in real time with other people over the Internet.
- LAUNCHcast Radio: a streaming music service that allows you to create your own customized station tailored to your tastes and provides an extensive collection of other music stations that offer a wide variety of genres and themes to choose from.
- Messenger List: a list of coworkers, friends, family, and associates who also use Messenger.
- MP3: a format for compressing a sound sequence into a manageable size while maintaining the sound quality of the original source.
- Offline: not connected to the Internet or any other network.
- On hold: when the connection during a phone call is maintained, but the person on the other end cannot hear anything on your end.
- Online: connected to the Internet.
- PC-to-PC calling: the ability to call another person’s computer from your computer; similar to placing a phone call. Both you and the person you are calling must have a Yahoo! ID and be logged into Yahoo! Messenger.
- Pingbox: an embedded box on a Web page where visitors to the page can send you instant messages and which lists visitors on your Messenger List.
- Pingbox group: a unique Messenger List group that lists visitors to the Web page to which you added a Pingbox.
- Plug-in: a software program that adds a specific feature or to another program.
- Profile: a public web page associated with your Yahoo! ID where you can share personal information with others. You and each of your connections have a profile that others can view.
- Ringtone: a brief audio file played to indicate an incoming call. You can select your preferred ringtone in Yahoo! Messenger.
- Skin: a color choice for your Messenger windows.
- Slide bar: control that allows you to scroll vertically through the thumbnail images in the Shared Photos side panel.
- Slider: the position indicator on a slide bar. You can drag the slider along the slide bar to change the selected thumbnail.
- Slideshow: a self-running presentation that displays larger versions of the photos, one at a time.
- Smart tag: information, such as a phone number or email address, found in an instant message and underscored for your use. Clicking a smart tag allows you to act on the information, such as sending a text message to a mobile phone number, sending an email to an email address, or adding the information to your address book.
- Spammer: someone who sends spam.
- Stealth setting: a setting that allows you to choose when specific contacts see you as online or offline.
- Synchronize: to cause items in multiple locations to match exactly.
- Thumbnail: a small version of an image, often linked to a larger version.
- Updates: a service that lets you know what your friends are up to, such as when they post photos on Flickr or write a review on Yahoo! Travel.
- Video call: a call in which you can hear and see the person your talking with.
- Virus: a computer program that attaches itself to other programs and causes harm to computer software, data, and/or hardware, often undetected until it is too late.
- Voice message: a message left in the caller’s own voice for the intended recipient to listen to later.
- Webcam: a video camera typically attached to a computer.
- Windows Live™ Messenger: Microsoft® Windows’ free instant messaging application.
- Windows Live™ ID: the name by which a person is known to the Windows Live network.
- Yahoo! ID: the name by which a person is known to all Yahoo! networks.
- Yahoo! Phone In: a premium, subscription-based service of Yahoo! Voice that attaches a phone number to your Yahoo! ID so that you can receive phone calls to your computer through Messenger.
- Yahoo! Phone Out: a pre-paid Yahoo! Voice account that allows you to make calls using Messenger from your computer to any regular phone or mobile phone in over 30 countries.