Though you can easily carry out voice and video chat without using any third-party add-ons on your desktop version of Yahoo Messenger, the Android version of Yahoo Messenger doesn’t come with an inbuilt voice and video call feature and needs an additional plug-in to carry out voice or video calls. If you wish to use the voice and video calls feature in your Yahoo Messenger, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below in this guide.
Steps to Enable Voice and Video Chat on Yahoo Messenger for Android
1.) Download and install Yahoo Messenger from Google Play and launch the application once it gets installed.
2.) Log into your Yahoo Messenger account using your Yahoo ID or Email address and password. In case you don’t have an account, you can create one by tapping on the Sign Up option.
3.) After signing into your Yahoo Messenger account, go back to Google Play and search for the app named “Yahoo Messenger Plug-in”. This plug-in allows the user to perform voice and video chats from the Android version of Yahoo Messenger.
4.) So, simply download and install the Yahoo Messenger Plug-in to your mobile device and get back to your Yahoo Messenger application.
5.) Now to do a voice or video call, either choose an existing conversation or start a new one from your contacts list.
6.) On the chat window, you will need to tap on the menu button of your mobile device to open the chat window’s options.
7.) From the options, tap on Voice to do a Voice call or Video option to start a video call.
NOTE: If you have not installed the Yahoo Messenger plug-in, you will be prompted with a message that a plug-in is not installed. If you wish to download it, simply Tap the Yes option, otherwise, tap on the No option. If you will select the Yes option, you will be navigated to the Google Play Store where you will be prompted to download and install Yahoo Messenger Plug-in.
So, this is how you will be able to enable Voice and Video chat on Yahoo Messenger for your Android device.