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How to access Messenger from a mobile device

This article explains how to use Yahoo! Messenger from a cell phone.

There are two ways to do this:

One option is to sign in to Yahoo! Messenger on your mobile phone (or other device) when you're away from the PC. Your friends see you as I'm Mobile. They can send SMS messages directly to your device. To do this:

  1. Select Messenger from the menu at top of the Messenger window
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Select General
  4. At bottom, check Always sign in to my mobile phone when I sign out of messenger

The other option is to forward your Messenger phone calls to your mobile device or to a landline:

  1. Click Forward at the top of your Messenger window.
  2. Next to Forward incoming calls to, click Add a Number, and follow the steps to activate the number to which you'd like to forward calls.

Once you've activated call forwarding, you don't need to be signed-in to Messenger to receive calls. In fact, your computer can be off completely.

Note: You'll incur Phone-Out charges when Messenger phone calls are forwarded, so you'll need a Phone Out account. Calls forwarded to landline phones won't incur an additional charge, but calls forwarded to mobile numbers may count as minutes used, depending on the plan you've purchased from your mobile carrier.

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