Our newest feature in Yahoo! Mail Classic has started rolling out to everyone. We’ve integrated instant chat messaging courtesy of our friends at Yahoo! Messenger. This is already a very popular feature in the new Yahoo! Mail, so popular that it seemed only right that Classic Mail users have the same, smarter and social ways to connect.
How does it work, you ask?
Well, when you sign into your Yahoo! Mail Classic account, your Chat contact list will appear on the left of your screen. You’ll see a list of all of your Contacts who are online and available to chat, just click on one of your contacts that is available to start a conversation.
What if I don’t feel like Chatting?
I’ve been reading and listening to all of your comments, and a common question is, “How can I turn chat off?” The answer of course is, “Easily”. Here’s how…
All you have to do is click the drop-down box and select “Sign out of Chat”. Once you do this you will be signed out of Yahoo! Chat and Mobile Text. That’s it – you’re done. And, the next time you sign into mail, we’ll remember your status and you won’t be logged back into Chat until you set your status back to “Available”.
What else can I do?
Don’t forget to check out the ‘Settings’ menu too.
From the settings menu, you can customize some of the Chat & Mobile Text features to suit your preferences. You can change whether a sound should be played when you get a new Chat. And you can even move it down underneath your folders if you’d like your folders to appear above the chat module.
The new chat feature is rolling out to all Yahoo! Mail Classic users over the next couple of months, so please be patient if you don’t see it right away. We’ll get to you soon, I promise.
I encourage everyone to try out this terrific new feature of Yahoo! Mail Classic. It’s already a very popular feature in the All-new Yahoo! Mail. I’m sure that once you start using it, you’ll ask yourself how you lived without it before.
Happy chatting in Yahoo! Mail!!
Andrew – Yahoo! Mail Team