How to use a Webcam with Yahoo Chat



Connecting with friends and family via Yahoo! Messenger can be a fun way to communicate. One of the most popular features of this program is its compatibility with webcams. If your computer is equipped with a Webcam and the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger, you can chat visually with anyone else who has the same setup.


Step 1:

Download the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger at the Messenger home page (see the Resources section below) or launch your existing Messenger software and log in to the system.

Step 2:

Clck the Messenger menu and select the 'Start My Webcam' option, or you can click the camera icon found in the IM window toolbar or select the 'Contact' menu in the IM window and choose 'Invite To View My Webcam.'

Step 3:

Use your webcam to transmit live video images of anything within the camera's range. You can also communicate by voice and text messaging during a webcam chat session.

Adjust your webcam's Image

Step 1:

Choose the Messenger menu and click on 'Preferences.'

Step 2:

Select the Webcam category.

Step 3:

Adjust the frame rate or image quality of your webcam by moving the slider bar.

Step 4:

Click 'OK' when you're happy with the results.


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