Discontinuation of MSN Windows Live Messenger and Hotmail interoperability with Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger no longer works with MSN Windows Live Messenger and Hotmail IDs.

Impact: Yahoo Messenger users will see their MSN Windows Live Messenger and Hotmail contacts disabled.

MSN Windows Live Messenger and Hotmail users:


  • Another Yahoo IMing option - IM from Yahoo Mail: You can also IM using Messenger in Mail from Yahoo Mail with no download required.
    - To learn how to use it, see our help article about using Messenger in Mail.
  • Get a Yahoo account: Go to the Yahoo Registration page and follow the prompts to set up a new Yahoo account.
  • MSN Windows Live Messenger and Hotmail interoperability was discontinued on December 14, 2012.
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