Plug-ins are handy little applications you can add to your Yahoo! Messenger (available for Yahoo! Messenger 8.1 and 9.0 only). Each plug-in gives you the freedom to do cool stuff right in Yahoo! Messenger like check local traffic, watch movies trailers, play games, listen to music and more. Use plug-ins on your own or load a plug-in during an IM conversation to do fun things with your friends.
When you're IM'ing with a friend, click the Plug-ins button to load a conversation plug-in. Conversation plug-ins let you and a friend share a game, service or other activity together right in your IM window. Use the Yahoo! Scribbler plug-in to draw out what you're trying to say, or import a Flickr photo and start having fun. Or use the Yahoo! Movie Trailers plug-in to check out the latest movies — a great way to make plans together.
Tab plug-ins appear at the bottom of your Yahoo! Messenger main window. They are for your personal use. Look up your local weather, listen to your favorite LAUNCHcast radio station (the song you're listening to can even be displayed in your status message), check stock quotes, and more. When you want to add more plug-ins, just click the Plug-ins button.
Managing your tab plug-ins is easy too. Just drag and drop the title bar of a plug-in to change its order in the list. Clicking the title bar will also expand or collapse the plug-in. Found a plug-in you think is really cool? Click the arrow in the title bar, then choose "Send plug-in to a contact" to share it with a friend.
To get you started, we put a few plug-ins in your Messenger window. To add others, just click the Add Plug-ins button in your Messenger window or search through our gallery here on the website.