Yahoo Mail: Show Messenger Conversation Window as Tab

   Posted October 24, 2011 by Lê Hoàng in Internet

By default, when you chat with friends via Yahoo Mail, the conversation windows will appear at the bottom of the page. This area can get clutter very fast if you chat with many friends. Fortunately, you can always change the setting to display those windows as tabs to make the interface cleaner.

1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail account.

2. Go to Options -> Messenger Options.

3. Go to the General tab.

4. Find the Conversation Window Management section, choose Tab from the drop-down menu.

5. Hit OK to save the change.

The conversation windows will now be displayed like this:

instead of this:


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  • tina

    i dont see my message options

  • mbiayi

    amour rationalité passion et richesse

  • belle r

    there is no messenger option. only mail option. how is it?

  • Lê Hoàng

    @belle r: Please make sure you have signed in Yahoo messenger. Please check the left side bar and see if you can see a list of your friends

  • Saad

    thanks man

  • Saad

    thanks dear…..

  • jamowa

    As of today (6/14/13) this option is not available in the Messenger Options window. Looks like Yahoo may have reconfigured the options. Now only a pop-up window is appears that houses the conversation…and it will only minimize or maximize, and always stays on top. Sigh.