Send a screenshot in Yahoo Messenger

Want send your screen captures in Messenger or Mail? Here's how:

Send a snapshot in Yahoo Messenger

  1. Open an Conversation window (or "IM window") in Messenger.
  2. Have the view on your computer screen that you wish to see in the snapshot.
  3. Click the Snapshot icon (picture frame).
    - Your screen will darken and your mouse displays a crosshair.
  4. To capture something in Messenger, select the arrow on the right side of the Snapshot icon and select Include This Window in Snapshot.
  5. Move your mouse to the area in the screen where you want to start your snapshot.
  6. As you click and drag your mouse diagonally, it creates a window.
    - Continue until you have your snapshot, then release your mouse.
    - When you release your mouse you'll see three icons at the bottom-right.
  7. Click the icon for what action you'd like to accomplish, this will complete the snapshot process:
    - X icon: Cancel the snapshot. (Sometimes you need to practice a few times to get it right.)
    - Disk icon: Save the file to your desktop or another location on your computer.
    - Checkmark icon: Share the snapshot with the person you are currently IMing.

 You can save the snapshot file type as a JPEG (.jpg), Bitmap (.bmp), or PNG (.png) - To change the file type, click the arrow for "Save as type," and select a file type.

Send a snapshot in Yahoo Mail

 Sending the screenshot to Yahoo Customer Care? Make sure your screenshot is in JPEG format.

  1. Click Attach or Attach File (next to the paperclip) above the Compose window.
  2. Navigate to the file located on your computer.
  3. Click Open or OK.
  4. You'll see the file name appear above your Compose window. If you want to add more attachments, repeat this process.
    -You can keep adding attachments until you reach the 10MB message limit.

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