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It’s easy to download and install Yahoo! Messenger.
To use Yahoo! Messenger, make sure your PC meets these minimum requirements:
To use additional Messenger features, such as the calling features, Webcam, and Yahoo! Music, your PC needs:
To install Yahoo! Messenger:
Make sure your PC is connected to the Internet.
Launch Internet Explorer.
Enter the following address in the browser’s address field, then click Go.messenger.yahoo.com
The Yahoo! Messenger web page opens.
Follow the online instructions to get the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger.
To sign in to Yahoo! Messenger:
Launch Yahoo! Messenger in one of the following ways:
In the Quick Launch toolbar, click the Yahoo! Messenger icon.
On the desktop, double-click the Yahoo! Messenger icon
In the Standard toolbar of your web browser, click the Messenger icon.
In the Messenger window, sign in with your Yahoo! ID and password.
If you like, check options that allow Yahoo! Messenger to:
Remember my ID & password—when you launch Yahoo! Messenger, the Sign In window automatically displays your Yahoo! ID and password. All you have to do is click the Sign In button.
Sign in automatically—when you launch the application, Yahoo! Messenger bypasses the Sign In window and automatically signs you in.
Sign in as invisible to everyone—all of your contacts see you as offline. After signing in, you have the option of changing this status so that everyone sees you as online or just a few selected contacts see you as online.
Tip: You can reset the last two options through the Yahoo! Messenger Preferences window.
Click the Sign In button.
Your Messenger window opens.
Now that you’ve installed and signed in to Yahoo! Messenger, you can connect with your friends and start instant messaging.