|Overview||A Safe Environment||Importing Contacts||Using the Add to Messenger List Window||Adding From Your Address Book||Adding From an Instant Message|
You can use Yahoo! Messenger to communicate with anyone who uses Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live™ Messenger if you know the person’s Yahoo! ID or Windows Live™ ID. To take full advantage of Yahoo! Messenger—send instant messages, make calls, play games—add contacts to your Messenger List. Once you’ve added a contact’s details, you no longer need to remember his or her ID or phone number.
You can also chat with your Facebook friends if you link your Yahoo! account with your Facebook account. The Chatting With Facebook Friends in Yahoo! Messenger video tutorial shows you how.
If you have a personal Web page, you can add a Yahoo! Messenger Pingbox™ and visitors to your page can chat with you in Messenger. To learn more, take a look at the Chatting With Visitors to Your Personal Web Page tutorial.
You can’t make calls to or play games with contacts outside of the Yahoo! network, such as your Windows Live™ Messenger contacts, Facebook friends, and Pingbox visitors.
You can add contacts to your Messenger List in any of the following ways:
You can even add contacts your friends send to you from their Messenger Lists. To learn more, take a look at the Sharing Messenger Lists tutorial.
To maintain a safe environment, you must request permission to add someone to your list just as he or she must request your permission to add your name to their list. The next task provides more detail on this reciprocal process.