Yesterday Yahoo! launched a new beta profile service that will serve as a control panel for your identity, interests and connections across Yahoo!. This new profile experience has lots of great features that can help you stay connected with your friends and family. When you create a new profile page, you’ll be able to add photos, information about yourself and invite your friends to connect with you.
We realize that many Yahoo! Messenger users, especially those that use our chat rooms, were frequent users of the old profiles site. We hope that you’ll take the time to create a new profile to share with your Messenger friends. Just click the link below to start creating your new Yahoo! profile:
(Unlike the previous profiles site, going to http://profiles.yahoo.com/youryahooid will no longer take you to your original profile.)
One thing to note is that if you currently use multiple aliases in Yahoo! Messenger chat rooms, you will only have one main profile. You can, however, choose to merge your aliases with your main ID, which will allow users to search for you and view your full profile details. Please note that if you do not do this, users will not be able to see your profile details when they search for your alias. You must link your alias with your Yahoo! ID to enable users to see your profile.
The new profile features a lot of changes that help make your profile on Yahoo! easier to use and manage. Please visit the Yahoo! Profile News blog to learn how to merge your aliases with your main Yahoo! ID, and to learn more about what you can do with your new profile.
Trying to get to someone’s profile from Yahoo! Messenger 9.0? To view a friend’s profile, click on them in your list and then click the “View Profile” link on their contact card. Or just right click on them and choose “View Profile” from the menu. To access your own profile, click on your display image the top of your main Yahoo! Messenger window. Then click the “My Profile” link on your contact card. If you’re not seeing these links in your Yahoo! Messenger 9.0, be sure you’re on the latest version (220.127.116.112). If you are, try signing out of Messenger, quitting the application completely, then starting it again and signing in.