Profiles Alias ID
You can only use one Yahoo! ID at a time on your Yahoo! Messenger,
but you can create different aliases (also called identities) for yourself
as a part of your main Yahoo! ID. Each alias/identity has its own profile.
A profile includes additional information about yourself that you would
like other people to see.
For example, you might have a Yahoo! ID of
"janedoe." As a part of this main ID, you might also create the
alias "blueslover" and another one called "janiac."
You could use "blueslover" to talk with your friends, and
"janiac" to talk with your co-workers. You can also
set Messenger so "blueslover" appears online and "janiac"
appears offline, or vice versa, or so that both appear online at the
To view a
person's profile, highlight the name of that person. Then, right-click on
that friend's ID and select View Profile.
To create a new alias for yourself, click the Login menu in the Messenger
window and choose My Profiles. Then, click the Create/Edit My
Profiles button. When creating an alias, please keep the following in
only choose a name that has not already been taken.
create up to five aliases as part of a single Yahoo! ID.
you have created these aliases, you can choose which one to use when
adding a friend or sending an instant message.
- Turning aliases
"off" and "on":
which of your profiles appears as online or offline at any time, click the
Login menu and choose My Profiles. Removing the X
from the box next to any profile will cause that alias to appear as
Adding a friend
with an alias:
which alias you use to add a friend, click the Add button. You'll
see your Yahoo! ID listed next to step 3. Click the down arrow to the
right of your ID to select an alias from the list.
Sending an instant
message with an alias:
which alias you use to send a message, double-click a friend's name to
launch a message window. You'll see your ID displayed in a box in the
upper-right corner. Click the down arrow to the right of this and select
an alias from the list.
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