- Open the Control Panel on your computer.
- Scroll down until you find and click Yahoo Messenger
- Click “Uninstall” Verify Continue with Delete by clicking “Yes.” Restart your computer to complete uninstallation.
Click on the start menu and select Control Panel. Click on Add or Remove Programs (or “Uninstall a Program” in Windows XP). Find Yahoo Messenger in the list of programs and click it once to highlight it. Then, simply press “Change/Remove.” You will be prompted for your Windows login password before a removal is attempted. Uninstalling Yahoo Messenger may take several minutes depending on the number of contacts in your accounts. Please wait until you are notified that the process has been completed successfully before closing out of any prompts.
How do I uninstall Yahoo! Mail?
Go to Settings > Account Management > Subscription Services Select “Yahoo! Mail Plus” and click Manage Next, select Deactivate This Account. You will be prompted to confirm your action. Select OK
How can I restore my Yahoo! Mail contacts?
To restore your Yahoo! Mail contacts from an earlier backup copy, you should locate the ym_backups folder on your computer and follow these steps: Click on Start>Run > type in %appdata% Find the “ym_backups” folder and open it. Backup folders are named as follows: 20130502203812-20130501104052-000000 Folder names correspond to the date and time when a backup was completed To restore your Yahoo! Mail contacts from an earlier backup copy, you should locate thefolder on your computer and follow these steps: Once inside the ym_backups folder, locate your backup folder and open it. Copy its contents into a temporary folder on your computer. You may then import them into Yahoo! Mail by logging in at http://mail.yahoo.com with the same email address that you used for your previous account and following these steps: Click Settings > Options > Import Select “Import from another email” Click Browse to find the temporary folder you copied the backup files to Select All or Checked (if multiple) to select all folders, attachments, addresses, etc., or Uncheck All if you don’t want all imported Then click Next When importing is complete, click Done
How do I add an existing Yahoo! Mail account?
Log in at http://mail.yahoo.com. Click Settings > Options > Add Account In the Add a Yahoo! account dialog box, enter your email address, password and click Continue
How do I sign out of a chat session?
Log in at http://messenger.yahoo.com Under the menu on the left hand side of the page, select “Contacts.” This will list all of your friends on Messenger so you can see if there are any that you wish to remove from this list. If you would like to exit such a conversation with someone before it is finished, simply click their name and then select “Exit.” You’ll be given an opportunity to Exit Now or Exit & Send Goodbye message Clicking any person’s name also gives you the option to block them.
How do I edit my Messenger profile?
Log in at http://messenger.yahoo.com Under the menu on the left hand side of the page, select “Me”. Then click on your photo to reveal a drop down menu. Select “Update Profile.” Here you can change your name, add/remove information and choose whether or not you’re available to chat with other people who see your profile. You can also remove yourself from search results by clicking Remove profile from search results. Please note that removing your Yahoo! Messenger profile will also result in removal of all contacts from the Yahoo! Directory (if you had one). To learn more about this process please visit: https://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo-directory.html
What information is visible in my profile?
How do I stop another person from seeing my information?
In your Facebook inbox, you can block a contact’s messages by clicking Report Spam or Block Messages. To add someone as a contact, go back to their message and click Add Friend. If they have already blocked you, there will be a Unblock link beside their name instead of Add Friend on future emails from them. In your Yahoo! Messenger inbox or search results, select the person whose information you would like removed by hovering over his/her avatar with your mouse pointer. You’ll notice that at the bottom of this list appears an “X” icon next to his/her name. Click on the “X”. This will remove all of their email addresses.
How do I manage my Yahoo! Messenger Contacts?
Log in at http://messenger.yahoo.com Under the menu on the left hand side of the page, select “Contacts.” If you’re an existing user, this is where all your contacts will be listed. You can also add new people by typing their name into the search box and clicking Search or sending them a message directly through Messenger and having them reply with their email address to you (and adding them as a contact). Once someone responds to your message, they’ll become a contact automatically so long as you aren’t blocking their profile. To change any information about a contact after you have added them, simply find their name in the contacts list and click on it. You’ll then be able to edit their information as you wish. Please note that your contacts will not necessarily all appear in one place every time you access Messenger.
1. Open the Control Panel on your computer.
2. Scroll down until you find and click Yahoo Messenger
3. Click “Uninstall” Verify Continue with Delete by clicking “Yes.” Restart your computer to complete uninstallation.
Long-time online messaging application Yahoo Messenger is officially dead. As of late last month, California-based company Yahoo announced it would be shutting down access to chats in the app and discontinuing service.
The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Yahoo! Messenger and Signal are Element (Free Personal, Open Source), Jitsi (Free, Open Source) and Skype (Freemium).