Introducing BT Yahoo! Messenger

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Installing Messenger and Signing In

It’s easy to download and install BT Yahoo! Messenger.

To use BT Yahoo! Messenger, make sure your PC meets these minimum requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, or Windows XP operating system
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or later
  • Pentium II 233 Mhz or better (500 MHz recommended)
  • Minimum 64 MB RAM for Windows 98 and ME & 128 MB RAM for Windows 2000 and XP
  • Minimum 30 MB needed to install

To use additional Messenger features, such as the PC-to-PC calling features, Webcam, and Yahoo! Music, your PC needs:

  • Windows Media Player version 7 or higher
  • Webcam—Messenger compatible
  • A microphone, sound card, and speakers or a headset
 

Here’s How

To install BT Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Make sure your PC is connected to the Internet.

  2. Launch Internet Explorer.

  3. Enter the following address in the browser’s address field, then click Go.

    bt.software.yahoo.com

    The BT Yahoo! Software Centre web page opens.

  4. To begin the download process, click the Start button.

    Click the Start button.

  5. Follow the online instructions to complete the download.

 

To sign in to BT Yahoo! Messenger:

  1. Launch BT Yahoo! Messenger in one of the following ways:

    • In the Quick Launch toolbar, click the BT Yahoo! Messenger icon.

      In the Quick Launch toolbar, click the BT Yahoo! Messenger icon.

    • On the desktop, double-click the BT Yahoo! Messenger icon

      On the desktop, click the BT Yahoo! Messenger icon.

    • In the Standard toolbar of your web browser, click the Messenger icon.

      Click the Messenger icon in your web browser.

  2. In the Messenger window, sign in with your BT Username and password.

    Enter your BT Username and password.

  3. If you like, check options that allow BT Yahoo! Messenger to:

    • Remember my ID & password—when you launch BT Yahoo! Messenger, the Sign In window automatically displays your BT Username and password. All you have to do is click the Sign In button.

    • Sign in automatically—when you launch the application, BT 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.

    Check sign in options.

    Tip: You can reset the last two options through the BT Yahoo! Messenger Preferences window.

  4. Click the Sign In button.

    Your Messenger window opens.

 

What’s Next

Now that you’ve installed and signed in to BT Yahoo! Messenger, you can connect with your friends and start instant messaging.


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Words to Know

  • BT Username: the name--in the form of someone@btinternet.com or someone@openworld.com--by which a person is known to the BT Yahoo! network.
  • Contact: a person with whom you interact; someone to whom you might want to send an email message or other communication.
  • Download: to transfer a file from a remote computer to your computer.
  • Webcam: a video camera typically attached to a computer.