To use Yahoo Messenger
, you first need to download it. Here is the link to the latest version which is Yahoo Messenger 10:http://messenger.yahoo.com/platform/win
If you want to use Chat Rooms, these are available on the US version of Yahoo Messenger 10. Just click on the US flag at the bottom of the download page.
Once downloaded, this is how you can add your contacts and friends:
Click on "Contacts" in the top of the "Messenger" window pane.
Click on "Add a Contact".
You will then see two options. Either you can add somebody from their Messenger ID or email address or you can choose a contact from your address book.
For each contact you add, click on "Next" to take you through the process. An invitation will then be sent to each one you have added. Their names will appear on your Messenger List with a message "Add Request Pending". This message will disappear when the invitation is accepted.
TO IM SOMEONE:
You right click on the contact that you want to IM and then click on " Instant Message". Another box will open up for you to type your message in. When you have finished typing your message, hit the "Send" button on the right of the box you are typing in.
If the person is showing as "online", he will get the message straight away. If the person if "offline", he will receive the message as soon as he signs into Yahoo Messenger.
To use email chat, you need to sign yourself in on your email page. Next to your username, you will see a status which may be set to "Offline" at the moment. Click on it and change your status to "Available".