How to Run Multiple Yahoo! Messenger Accounts on Your PC [Registry Hack]

If you are wondering how to run multiple Yahoo! Messenger accounts within the same PC, here’s how it can be done by just applying a simple registry hack.

  1. Go to Start > Run.
  2. In the Run box, type regedit and click OK button to launch the Registry Editor.
  3. Now, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Yahoo > Pager > Test.
  4. On the right pane, right click , choose New > DWORD value.
  5. Multiple Yahoo Messenger Account Login Registry Hack

  6. Rename the new registry key as Plural.
  7. Multiple Yahoo Messenger Account Login Registry Hack

  8. Double click on the “Plural” registry key and assigns 1 as the value data.
  9. Multiple Yahoo Messenger Account Login Registry Hack

Now, you can login to multiple Yahoo! Messenger accounts on your PC. If you want to login to two YM accounts, you will need to launch the application twice in order to get two login screens.

Multiple Yahoo Messenger Account Login In Same PC

To disable or cancel this hack, just proceed and delete the “Plural” registry key.

Steve Yu is a technology blogger with five years blogging experience (since 2007). He is the founder of


  1. ameo

    July 7, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    OMG ,, loved this one steve ,

    really good , i was using pidgin for this but now i think i’ll use yahoo

  2. Nihar

    July 7, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Hey great find. I didn’t know that it is possible at all.

    BTW from where did you find this hack?

  3. Steve Yu

    July 7, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Nihar > There are a lot of sources that I refer to.

  4. StuckS

    August 11, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    thanks for this great tips. :D

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  6. mac newbie

    December 29, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Hi! I’ve been through a lot of research but can’t seem to find an answer. I’m just wondering if it’s possible to do this on a Mac too? I’ve done the same with my old Windows desktop and I love it. But now, I can’t find an answer to my dilemma. :’( Just hoping maybe you can help. Thanks! :-)

  7. Steve Yu

    December 29, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    mac newbie > Well, I am not using Mac. I have try to google for solution but came out empty handed. I’m sorry.

  8. mac newbie

    December 30, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Steve! That’s ok. I understand. Maybe someone will come up with solutions in the future. :) But thank you very much for trying. ^_^

  9. namrata

    December 31, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    i have done everything as mentioned but not able to log in in two differant ids what is the prob i dont know

  10. Kath

    January 18, 2009 at 2:36 am

    it works perfectly fine for me. =) thanks

  11. SaGaR

    January 26, 2009 at 2:36 am

    thanks dude….it does work!!

  12. idetsaad

    June 25, 2009 at 11:21 am

    for mac.. u can juat copy paste the software and login. thats all

  13. anirudh

    June 25, 2009 at 2:23 pm


  14. Hacking Tricks

    May 5, 2010 at 5:48 am

    That’s simply perfect trick and one of my favorites
    .-= Check out Hacking Tricks´s latest blog post ..Getting a Google Wave invitation – free ways and methods to get google wave account =-.

  15. Avneesh Chauhan

    June 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    It really works dude, Thank you very much…..!

  16. Hirashi

    November 10, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Wow! the mac tip did work for me! It’s a looooot easier than windows! Wuhoo!! Thanks Thanks!!!

  17. Bhushan

    February 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Nice trick,very usefull..I tried it n got it running multiple yahoo messenger accounts…

  18. Tan

    January 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you very much…

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