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Yahoo instant messenger

Yahoo messenger is it like the other?

The answer to that question is it is similar; icq, msn and yahoo are all the similar instant messengers.
Yahoo instant messenger is a good program that has a lot of features that change every so often.
The features that yahoo has are:

--- Message ---

The message symbol is for you to send a message to a friend rather than just clicking on the name u highlight the name then you can click on the message box and the message will bring up a little yahoo instant messenger box where you can send a friend an instant message.

--- Chat ---

The chat box is for you to join any room that you want one yahoo. Yahoo has several chat rooms that you can visit all you have to do is click on the chat box and you will be able to chat. There is all different type of chat rooms to teen chat and too business chat. All you have to do is click on the chat logo and then the room that you wish to go into and then you will be put onto the room.

--- Call ---

The call logo is for people that you wish to call; I personally don’t know much about this logo because I have never used it.

--- Add ---

The add logo is so that you can add and remove users or members from your buddy list. You can add by just clicking on the add button and just typing in the name of the user that you wish to add to your buddy list.

--- Stocks ---

The stocks logo is for the stock; they show all the stocks on yahoo. As I said one call I don’t know much about this logo or service because I have never used it.

--- Calendar ---

The calendar logo is obviously for any events or dates that are special and you have added them to your yahoo calendar. You can also put the tasks that you have been set to do and yahoo calendar will keep a note of that in the calendar area.

--- News ---

The news logo is the logo for the latest news around the world and will also update it news schedule every so often so that all the yahoo users get the latest news while they are on the Internet and browsing the web.

--- Weather ---

The cloud and sun logo is obviously the weather logo, that tells you the weather and temperature all over the world. E.g. New York City = 82 F and the logo shows a sunshine behind a small cloud.

--- Notices ---

The notices is the little yellow bell where it tells u how many friends that you have got online and if you have any email and the calendar should tell you when important days have arrived.

The features that I have missed out are the away message, where you can have 12 different away messages to suit what you are doing and if you don’t want your friends online to see you are online because you are busy then there also is an invisible mode where you will show up on nobody’s buddy list.
The tools button gives you the options to make a chat room and invite friends to the chat room so you can chat with them and your other friends at the same time. On the tools option you can also start a web cam where you can set it up to chat online with your friends or go into chat rooms and see other people. Also there is a tab called “ offline messages and message achieve” where you can see all the offline and the online messages that you have sent to your friends and also you can edit them or delete them they give you the option to keep them or to delete them.

Yahoo has a lot of features to use but I think that the features that are on the yahoo instant messenger are a little to complex for the new learners of the internet, yahoo is easy to install on the computer but when the learners get to use yahoo they are not going to know what specific things do. I am a regular user of yahoo and I only use the things that I know what I doing with. Yeah yahoo is easy to install but not so easy for the early learners, it will be way off the mark for the learners and no doubt will lose them straight away. If learners know how to use the “call” logo because I have had yahoo since I first started the internet and I have never ever touch the call logo because I don’t know how to use it. Maybe its just me not reading instructions or is it hard to understand and use?
Maybe Msn or AOL Aim gets the better over yahoo instant messenger or maybe i am wrong, but in my opinion I prefer msn and aim they are a lot easier to use and setup.

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JasonJRogers 28.05.2010 11:57

I'm always on yahoo!

pointbreak_surfer 19.08.2003 00:17

A well laid out op - easy to read. wtg

CC2000 02.11.2001 18:58

Good op. Personally, I always use MSN, since this seems to be what most of the people I know have.

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