Make sure that your laptop or computer is on and that your operating system is properly loaded. Find the icon for your Yahoo Instant Messenger and click on it. This will open your Yahoo Instant Messenger. Now you can sign in normally.
Select the Contact’s search bar.
In the search bar type the email ID of the contact you are in search of. The address should be of Yahoo or Windows Live.
After typing click ‘Next’; your Yahoo Messenger will start its search, within few seconds account will appear on your screen, if it exists, otherwise No Search Result will appear on your screen.
Before sending a request to the account make sure you have identified that the account is authentic otherwise you might end-up adding the wrong person.
Take your time while going over these instructions. If you face any trouble then start again and make sure that you do not skip any step. Although you shouldn't have any problems but in case if you do then go online and check the 'Help' section in Yahoo Messenger. Hopefully you will find what you are looking for in this section. However, if you still have issues then go online and check some of the many forums or websites that deal specifically with Yahoo Messenger. Post your own questions on a forum if you need expert advice or help for your problem. Also, you can check various video tutorials that you can use to help you with Yahoo Messenger. These are excellent for anybody that is a beginner and not too familiar with making the correct settings in their Yahoo Messenger. Always go over as many different tutorials to find the best or easiest possible solution for getting the job done correctly. Be sure to do a thorough search while searching online for a solution to your problem.