How to Save Yahoo Messenger Web Chat History

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Accessing Yahoo Messenger Web Chat History Preferences

Yahoo Messenger Web Chat History
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Did you know Yahoo Messenger for the Web features chat history features to log and save your chat conversations? Enabling this feature is a breeze, and takes only a few seconds!

How to Enable Yahoo Chat History

To begin, click the "Message History" button, located in the top right-hand corner of the Yahoo Messenger Web environment.

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Select Chat History Options

Yahoo Messenger Web Chat History
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Next, select the Yahoo Messenger Web chat history options button, as located in the upper right-hand corner of the chat history window.

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Choose Your Yahoo Messenger Web Chat History Options

Yahoo Messenger Web Chat History
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Next, select your Yahoo Messenger Web chat history options. From this panel, users have the option to:

  • Ask for prompt prior to deleting chat history, and
  • Enable Yahoo Messenger web chat history

To enable these options, select the checkbox next to each desired preference and click the "Done" button to complete your chat history settings.

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How to Access Individual Yahoo Messenger Web Chat History Logs

Yahoo Messenger Web Chat History
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To read a individual chat history from Yahoo Messenger for the Web, select a contact and click the arrow button. Choose "View Message History" to immediately view your saved Yahoo Messenger Web chat history for that selected contact.

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View All Chat History Logs for Yahoo Messenger Web

Yahoo Messenger Web Chat History
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To find your Yahoo Messenger Web chat history logs, in their entirety, click thhe "Message History" button, located in the top right-hand corner of the Yahoo Messenger Web environment.

The chat history logs for all Yahoo Messenger Web conversations will appear. To view a chat history, just click on a record.

  • How to Delete Chat History
    With a Yahoo Messenger Web chat history log open, users can click the "Delete" button to remove the record. This chat history will no longer be saved upon deletion, and is permanent.
  • How to Search Chat History
    Want to search your Yahoo Messenger Web chat history? With the web history menu open, enter your contact's Yahoo ID, MSN Windows Live screenname, or mobile number to search for related records.