How to Log Into Yahoo Messenger

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Yahoo! Messenger is one of the more well-known instant messaging programs, along with programs like Windows Live Messenger and Skype. According to, there were 47 billion instant messages sent around the world per day in 2009. Statistics like this show that instant messaging continues to be a popular form of communication. If you want to use Yahoo! Messenger, the first thing you'll need to do is log in.

Open the Yahoo! Messenger program. Click on "Start" and choose "All Programs" or "Programs" to find it. If you don't have Yahoo! Messenger, you'll need to download it prior to logging in.

Click on "Sign In." Type your Yahoo! ID and password. If you don't have a Yahoo! ID, you'll need to create one before using Yahoo! Messenger.

Click "Sign In" again to log in to your Yahoo! Messenger account.


  • check Visit to download the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger.
  • check To create a new Yahoo! account, visit and click on "Sign Up."

About the Author

Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.

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