1.In the Messenger window, click the Add a Contact button.
The Add to Messenger List window opens.
2.In the Add window, enter the contact’s Yahoo! ID, then click the Next button.
Tip: An email address can be used to invite someone to join as described in Inviting Friends to Use Messenger tutorial.
3.In the next display of the Add window, do the following:
#Select a group from the pull-down list or type a new group name.
# Enter an optional introductory message.
#If you like, change how your name appears in the request that will be sent to this contact.
#Click the Change button.
#The Change Name window opens.
#In the Change Name window, enter your first and last name (you can even leave them blank), then click the OK button.
# Click the Next button.
4.In the final display of the Add window, you can do any of the following by clicking the associated link:
#Send your contact details to this contact—opens the Send My Contact Details window, where you can select which of your contact information you want to send to this contact.
Tip: If you haven’t filled in your details, the My Contact Details window opens first. After you add and save your information, the Send My Contact Details window opens.
# Request contact details from this contact—opens the IM window where a notice tells you that your request has been sent to the contact and where you can begin instant messaging the contact.
Note: Sending or requesting contact details allows you to return to this display in the Add a Contact window.
#Add another contact to your Messenger List—returns you to the first page in the Add a Contact window where you can begin adding another contact.
5.Click the Finish button.
Messenger displays the contact’s name on your Messenger List in a temporary state. If the contact accepts your request, the addition becomes permanent. If the contact declines, Yahoo! Messenger sends you a notice and removes the name from your Messenger List.