Saturday, April 05, 2008 | 19 comments Categories: , , , ,

Make Yahoo Messenger a MultiMessenger

As happens with many of us , we possess multiple yahoo IDs and each one for different reason. But when it comes to logging into yahoo Messenger we are left with no choice as we can't log into multiple yahoo accounts in Yahoo messenger simultaneously. So we have to take services of likes of Meebo of have to download external tools that when installed make yahoo function as a multi messenger.
But we have an easier remedy that can be used to make Yahoo messenger into a multi messenger without any external tool.

This is a plain trick that has been working for long and is still in use and can be used for any version of yahoo unlike external tools that are very version specific.
So what you have to do....

  1. Goto run by Start-> run or press windows key + R to enter run window.
  2. Type regedit in run window and press enter to enter Registry Editor
  3. In registry Editor goto HKEY_CURRENT_ USER\Software\yahoo\pager\Test
  4. Right Click Test field and select "new DWORD"
  5. Rename it plural and assign it a decimal value of 1
  6. Close Registry Editor

Refer to pic for details( I have already created the field named plural)
You are done... To check the functionality again open yahoo messenger and you will get a second Yahoo Messenger window to login... yay we are done...
Happy Chatting...
but before leaving.. do we have to do this each and everytime we reinstall windows and reinstall Yahoo Messenger.. no.. make a backup of the edited registry field by right clicking on test field and selcting import -> save it as any name you wish and next time you install windows and messenger just run that saved registry file. Isn't it simple :D


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Hmmm, this really looks like a neat trick as it is being manipulated on the Reg Ed. will try this at my Windows PC. ^_^

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Hi Techniqueal,
Yea, the Tip works with Yahoo Messenger 9 too which means it does not needs to be changed with every version of Yahoo Messenger. And as far as Link exchange goes, I do not do those. And the Links that you are seeing in my Blogroll are the ones which I sincerely follow . Hope You Don't get me wrong :)

hi its nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 it worked 4 me

Written by : Anonymous on : Dec 15, 2008, 6:42:00 PM  

@ anonymous

Great to see that it worked for you :) Hope you join in the discussion next time not as 'anonymous' ;)

Fantastic stuff 10 on 10 , I have multiple yahoo ids and always hated to log into each to see for messaging or checking new mail.

But u just made my job a lot easier. I never ever imagined that such thing is possible.

Thanks Gaurav for this great tip. I'm glad I visited ur site.

Lucy How

Thanks for this. This useful to me. I have my own business yahoo messenger and for personal use too.


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hey ya, nice advice i used this and it works. But i failed to create backup file, is there any way to make it now.

Very nice tips. I am not using Yahoo messanger but i am thinking to download and use it It will help me. Thanks for sharing this.

yup it works. Thank's for info sharing ^_^

Wow, thanks for the tips! I really appreciate it! Ill try it out right now!

This article contain very useful things for us I am very excited bout this one it is so nice and very useful to us.Thank you for this information .we expect this kind of important information in future also so keep it up this nice work.

Here’s a small tweak that can enable you to have multiple logins on Yahoo! Messenger. Here’s how you do it. However this tweak works only if you have a Yahoo! Messenger version other than version 9.

this hasnt worked for me and i would like to know why it hasnt worked

Written by : Anonymous on : Aug 16, 2010, 1:48:00 AM  

You're definitely right, it working for me, thanks:)

cool.... i love ur posting

Written by : Navia on : Nov 28, 2010, 7:21:00 AM  

is not working for meee :(( pls help !

Written by : Anonymous on : Dec 18, 2011, 6:36:00 AM  

hoorayeeeee...its too easy nd worked coollllllll..:)

Written by : imran on : Jul 18, 2012, 9:12:00 PM  

dude you are awesome, the stuff really works.

Hello there thanks for this infos.. i am trying to make a ym multimessanger, been done in registry editor doin plural and decimal point 1.

My problem now is that i do not know how to make a back up to the edited registry please help me anyone

Sincerely yours, Mick

Written by : Anonymous on : Dec 29, 2012, 5:01:00 AM  

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