|Sending an Instant Message||Receiving an Instant Message||Multiple Conversations||Ignoring a Contact|
If you’re signed into Yahoo! Messenger for the Web, a conversation tab opens when someone sends you an instant message, and, if you have sound enabled, you’ll hear a "pop". All you have to do is read the message in the conversation area, type your response in the message input box, then press the Enter key or click the Send button. That’s all there is to exchanging instant messages with a friend.
So, what happens if you’re busy in another window, or even conversing in another conversation tab when someone sends you an instant message? We make sure you don’t miss the opportunity by providing a number of visual hints. Of course, Yahoo! Messenger for the Web needs to be open.
If you’re chatting with a contact in a conversation tab when another person sends an instant message, a yellow tab appears with a speech bubble momentarily displayed above it. Just click the tab and start replying.
If you’re working in another window when someone sends an instant message, the sender’s name and the message scroll in the browser’s button on the Window’s taskbar. The message continues to scroll until you click the browser’s button and view the page.
If you’re working in another browser tab while Messenger is open in the same browser when someone sends an instant message, the sender’s name and the message scroll across the Messenger tab. Open the page, click the tab, and reply.
Want to ignore a contact’s instant message? Just click the tab’s close button (), and the tab will go away. The contact won’t notice anything but will probably think you’re away from your computer. If you really don’t want to receive instant messages from this contact, you can remove the contact from your Messenger List, and then block further messages from him or her. Take a look at Ignoring a Contact to learn more.