Friday, February 18, 2011

Play Games on 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" which also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email.

Yahoo! also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger also offers much more, including a fast, interactive way to play Yahoo Games.  You can start playing games on Yahoo Messenger in just a few minutes.


Log in to yahoo messenger 
  1. Create a Yahoo account first if you don't have one. You can do this by visiting Yahoo's home page and clicking on the 'Sign Up' link.
  2. Launch your Yahoo Instant Messenger. If you don't have Yahoo Instant Messenger, you'll need to install it by clicking on the 'Messenger' button on Yahoo's home page and following directions closely to complete the installation of Yahoo Instant Messenger.
Choose a Game
  1. Click on 'Actions' in the messenger window and select 'Play A Game' from the list.
  2. Select a friend from your contacts list with whom to play the game. When the chat window pops up, click on the 'Games Chooser' tab.
  3. Choose the game you want to play by selecting the 'Invite Friend' button next to the game title.
Play Yahoo Games
  1. Read rules and guidelines for the game by clicking on the 'Yahoo Games' link and reading about each game there.
  2. Click on 'Start Game' when your friend has accepted the invitation and you are both ready to begin.
  3.  Have fun! Excitement is the name of the game with Yahoo Games. By using Yahoo Messenger's games options, you can play any time with whomever you want, and chat with your opponent at the same time.
Tips & Warnings 
  1. Choose a username for Yahoo Messenger that does not reveal much about your personal information. For example, using your full name is not ideal if you will be chatting and gaming with strangers.
  2. Utilize the Yahoo Messenger Help page when you have problems or questions while using Yahoo tools and services. You can access Yahoo help online 24/7 and view frequently asked questions along with step-by-step tutorials on how to use their tools.
  3. Never give out personal information to people you meet online. Yahoo takes great measures to ensure a secure online experience, but you should never allow a stranger into your personal life by giving them identifying information like your full name or phone number.
  4. Yahoo messenger can be installed in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.