A variety of features can be found in various versions of Yahoo! Messenger. Besides instant messaging, Windows and Mac users can make PC-to-PC calls, transfer files, video chat and join chat rooms. Yahoo! chat rooms are a place where Yahoo! Messenger users who are 18 years of age or older can meet and connect with other users who share similar interests. With Yahoo! Chat, users can choose from hundreds of chat rooms in dozens of categories, such as romance, music, games, sports, hobbies, politics and entertainment.
Launch Yahoo! Messenger, and log into your account.
Click on the "Messenger" tab at the top of the Yahoo! Messenger box.
Select "Yahoo! Chat" from the drop-down menu; then click the "Join a Room" option.
Scroll down the list on the left side of the screen to view all of the available chat categories; then click on the Yahoo! chat category you are interested in.
Scroll down the list on the right side of the screen to view all of the available Yahoo! public chat rooms; then click on the name of the Yahoo! chat room you want to join.
Click the "Go to Room" button to load the chat room you selected.