yahoo messenger????

Asked by yosemite1sam on 2009-09-05

I like to run Yahoo messenger but I seem unable to make that happen....any HELP please ??

Question information

English Edit question
Ubuntu Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Paul Kohler
Last query:
Last reply:
Best Paul Kohler (moxiewhimsy) said : #1

There are a few IM clients capable of running Yahoo messenger on Ubuntu. Either Empathy or Pidgin should be installed by default. Check under Applications > Internet and see if you can find either "Empathy IM Client" or "Pidgin Instant Messenger"

Once you open one of those Clients, a wizard should start to add accounts.

If a wizard doesn't start automatically, you can access the Accounts page with F4 in Empathy or Ctrl-A in Pidgin. In either case, there is an "Add" button. Once pressed, select "Yahoo!" from the dropdown menu.

yosemite1sam (markheiser) said : #2

Thanks Paul, that didnt work either....I dont have Empathy, but, I do have that Pidgin and still yahoo doesnt seem to be my Hotmail addy does.......go figure

Paul Kohler (moxiewhimsy) said : #3

Apparently the issue with Yahoo! messenger is two-fold.

This Yahoo answer appears to address both:

What version of Pidgin do you have?