Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Install Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo email ID". It also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email.

Yahoo! Messenger has a basic installation process that offers you additional downloads, and it has a couple of required steps. After you install Yahoo! Messenger on your computer, you can start adding contacts and talking to people right away.


  1. Open your Web browser and navigate to the Yahoo! homepage.
  2. Click "Messenger" on the left side of the page.
  3. Click the "Download Now" button.
  4. Choose to "Run" the installer.
  5. Uncheck any Yahoo! features that you do not want to add with your download of Yahoo! Messenger. This can include the Yahoo! Toolbar, Yahoo! BrowserPlus and making Yahoo! your browser default search engine.
  6. Click "Next" after you selected or unselected your choices.
  7. Read the "License Agreement and Terms."
  8. Check the box next to "Yes, I accept ..."
  9. Click "Next" to continue.
  10. Click "Install."
Click "Finish" to close the installer and finish installing Yahoo! Messenger.