Here is a closer look at the Yahoo Chat Rooms Directory, the first thing you see when accessing the chats on Yahoo Messenger, with features discussed numerically based on the graphic above (moving counter-clockwise):
What's Inside the Yahoo Chat Rooms Directory
1. Yahoo Chat Categories
From this menu, users can navigate between the 17 categories and 39 subcategories of Yahoo Chat Rooms which exist. Click on a category to review the available Yahoo chat rooms in the opposite window panel.
2. Yahoo Chat Rules
Every community must have rules, and Yahoo Chat is no exception. Click this link to learn more about the Yahoo Chat rules which guide users' activities and actions.
3. Go to Room
Once you have chosen your Yahoo chat room, click on its title with your cursor and click the "Go to Room" button to enter your Yahoo chat.
4. Chat Rooms Panel
From this menu, users can navigate between the different unique Yahoo chat rooms for each category.
5. Number of Webcam Users
Within the Yahoo chat rooms panel, users can view the number of persons who are in a Yahoo chat room with a live webcam connected and turned on. This number is found in brackets, next to the letter "w." For example, as illustrated above, the "[w70]" next to the Body Art chat room title indicates it had 70 users connected to webcam.
6. Number of Chat Room Users
Next to each Yahoo chat room title in the rooms panel, users can also view the number of persons using a particular chat room. This number is found in parenthesis, and are always listed before number of Yahoo webcam users. For example, as illustrated above, the "(40)" next to the Actors & Actresses chat room title indicates it had 40 users in the chat room.
7. Chat Room Aliases
Want to protect your identity while using Yahoo Chat Rooms? Users can create and choose aliases when using Yahoo Chat from your Messenger account settings.