How to Join a Yahoo Chat Room

How to Join a Yahoo Chat Room. Joining a chat room on Yahoo is simple and fun. Yahoo calls their chat rooms 'Yahoo Groups.' With Yahoo Groups, you can learn more about a subject, ask questions and talk to others with a common interest online. If you're ready to start talking, you can join a Yahoo Chat Room in just seconds.

Navigate Yahoo Pages or Begin Chatting

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Visit Yahoo's home page (see Resources below).

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Click the 'Sign In' link and enter your username and password in the fields provided.

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Click on 'Groups' in the list of services on the Yahoo home page.

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Select a chat room that sounds like one you'd like to join by clicking on its name.

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Enter the chat room by clicking on the 'Join This Group' link. You will be taken to a page where you'll need to enter some brief information before joining.

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Create a profile if you don't have one so others you are chatting with can view things like your hobbies and your picture if you choose. However, be sure not to reveal too much personal information in your profile, such as your phone number or address.

Start Chatting

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Have a look around after you have registered to enter the chat room. You can view messages that other members are leaving, read their profiles and browse archives of message histories to get to know the chat room.

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Say hello once you get comfortable. You can do this by clicking on 'Start Topic' and then typing your message in the fields provided and clicking 'Send.' A simple introduction is as appropriate for your first message in a chat room as it is at a party or anywhere else.

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Enjoy your chatting experience! Messages are added almost constantly so there is almost always something new to read and comment on.