Blackberry YAHOO Manual

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Blackberry YAHOO Manual

Yahoo! Messenger for BlackBerry Smartphones

Version: 2.5

User Guide

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Contents

 

Basics...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About Yahoo! Messenger for BlackBerry devices..................................................................................................................................................................................

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Sign in to Yahoo! Messenger for BlackBerry devices............................................................................................................................................................................

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Change your nickname or display picture...............................................................................................................................................................................................

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About sound profiles..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Availability...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About your status.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change your status....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Add a status message................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Create a custom status..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Show when you are on a call....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Appear offline to a contact.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Receive notification when a contact is online........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Contacts......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Add a contact..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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View a contact's information....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Link a contact with a contact in the contacts application....................................................................................................................................................................

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Rename a contact......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Delete a contact.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Ignore a user...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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View ignored users.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Organize offline contacts..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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A contact no longer appears in my contact list......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Contact groups...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Add a contact group..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Move a contact to a different contact group..........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Rename a contact group...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Delete a contact group..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Conversations.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Send a message..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Send a message to a user that is not in your contact list......................................................................................................................................................................

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Add an emoticon........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Send a file to a contact..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Start a conference......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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View a list of conference participants.....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Email a conversation..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Copy a conversation...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Clear a conversation..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Switch conversations.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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End a conversation.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Stop receiving messages from users that are not in your contact list.................................................................................................................................................

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Prevent conversations from appearing in the messages application..................................................................................................................................................

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Stop grouping messages in conversations..............................................................................................................................................................................................

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I am not receiving notification for incoming messages........................................................................................................................................................................

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Text sometimes changes after I type it....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Conversation history..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn on conversation history....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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View the conversation history for a contact...........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Search for text in a conversation history.................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Delete a conversation history...................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Provide feedback........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Legal notice.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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User Guide

Basics

Basics

About Yahoo! Messenger for BlackBerry devices

You can use Yahoo!® Messenger for BlackBerry® devices to chat with other Yahoo!® Messenger users from your device. To use Yahoo! Messenger for BlackBerry devices, you must have a Yahoo! ID. To get a Yahoo! ID, visit edit.yahoo.com/config/eval_register. For more information about Yahoo! Messenger, visit messenger.yahoo.com.

Sign in to Yahoo! Messenger for BlackBerry devices

1.On the Home screen or in the application list, click Yahoo! Messenger.

2.Type your Yahoo!® ID and password.

3.Click Sign In.

To sign out, press the Menu key. Click Sign Out.

Change your nickname or display picture

1.On the contact list screen, press the Menu key.

2.Click My Details.

3.Perform any of the following actions:

To change your nickname, type a name.

To change your display picture, press the Menu key. Click Change Display Image. Click a picture. If necessary, center the picture in the box. Press the Menu key. Click Crop and Save.

4.Press the Menu key.

5.Click Save.

About sound profiles

You can set notification options, such as vibrate or tone, for Yahoo!® Messenger for BlackBerry® devices in the sounds application. The Yahoo! Messenger Alert item specifies how you are notified when a contact that you have set an availability notification for becomes available. The Yahoo! Messenger New Message item specifies how you are notified of incoming Yahoo!® Messenger messages.

Depending on the sound profile that is set in the sounds application on your device, you might not hear the audible notification that you have set for Yahoo! Messenger for BlackBerry devices. For more information about sounds, click the Help icon on the Home screen of your BlackBerry device.

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Availability

Availability

About your status

Your status is made up of a status indicator and a status message. You can create a custom status by typing your own status message and choosing a status indicator.

Change your status

1.On the contact list screen, press the Menu key.

2.Click My Details.

3.Change the Status field.

Add a status message

1.On the contact list screen, press the Menu key.

2.Click My Details.

3.Type a status message.

4.Press the Menu key.

5.Click Save.

Create a custom status

1.On the contact list screen, press the Menu key.

2.Click My Details.

3.Change the Status field.

4.Click New Status.

5.Type a status message.

6.Perform any of the following actions:

To change the status indicator that appears beside your status message to busy, select the Show busy icon check box.

To add the custom status to the status list, select the Add to status list check box.

7.Click OK.

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Availability

Show when you are on a call

Depending on your wireless network, this feature might not be supported.

1.On the contact list screen, press the Menu key.

2.Click My Details.

3.Select the Show When I'm On The Phone check box.

4.Press the Menu key.

5.Click Save.

To stop showing when you are on a call, clear the Show When I'm On The Phone check box.

Appear offline to a contact

1.On the contact list screen, in a contact group, highlight a contact.

2.Press the Menu key.

3.Click Appear Offline to.

4.To appear offline to the contact permanently, select the Permanently check box.

5.Click Yes.

To appear online to the contact again, click Appear Online to.

Receive notification when a contact is online

You can receive a message when the contact is online. Depending on the sound profile that is set on your device, you might also receive an audible notification.

1.On the contact list screen, in a contact group, highlight an offline contact.

2.Press the Menu key.

3.Click Set Alert.

4.Click OK.

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