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Login Multiple Yahoo! Messenger Accounts Simultaneously

Want to chat using multiple Yahoo IDs at the same time? It is possible to have two Yahoo! Messengers open simultaneously, each with different login IDs, in the same PC. To do this, you'll have to edit the Windows registry.

Note: Editing the registry the wrong way can cause serious consequences. Make sure you back up the registry before editing. Click here to learn to Backup the Windows registry.

1. Go to Start >> Run. Type 'Regedit' and press Enter. This opens the Registry editor.
2. Navigate to
3. Right-Click on any blank space in the right panel and select New >> DWORD value. Rename this newly create DWORD key as Plural.

Registry editing to login multiple Yahoo Messenger! sessions simultaneously - via Tech.Xpress.(
Add a new DWORD Plural to login multiple Yahoo Messenger! sessions simultaneously - via Tech.Xpress.( Double-Click it and change its value data to 1. Click OK.
Edit Plural DWORD value and set it to 1Plural DWORD set to value oneThat's all! Now open Yahoo! Messenger and login with an ID. Open another instance of Yahoo! Messenger and login with a different ID.

To disable multi-login, just delete the Plural key from the Registry.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Thursday, September 25, 2008


Comment by Anonymous Jan Richard on September 26, 2008 at 7:10 AM  
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Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 14, 2008 at 3:35 AM  
Thanks xpress for sharing the method with us. Have you thought about Instant video sharing with Yahoo messenger from
Hey.. Thanks for the info. I use trillian as well as pidgin. Both allow multiple logins to multiple messangers all at once.