How to Delete Status Messages in Yahoo Messenger

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How to Delete Status Messages in Yahoo Messenger
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Yahoo Messenger is a type of instant messaging software. While you can use Yahoo Messenger to send messages or check your e-mail, you can also post status updates for your contacts to see. For example, you may post a status update when you get home from work or are away from your desk. If you want to remove your status message so others on Yahoo Messenger will not see the message, it takes little time to do so.

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  1. 1

    Open Yahoo Messenger and log in with your ID and password.

  2. 2

    Look to the status message bar near the top of the Messenger window.

  3. 3

    Click the arrow beside the status message bar. A list will drop down with your recent status messages and the option to clear your current status message.

  4. 4

    Click "Clear My Status Message" to delete your status message. The status message will no longer show up beside your name on Yahoo Messenger.

Tips and warnings

  • You cannot manually delete all of your old status messages and according to Yahoo, the 9 recently used status messages are stored. With each new status message created, the oldest is removed. If there is a status message you don't want someone who has access to your Messenger to see, simply enter a new status message until the old status message disappears from your list of status messages.

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