How To Run Multiple Accounts GTalk, Yahoo Messenger And MSN Messenger

If Your like me and have multiple Gmail, Yahoo, or MSN accounts and would like to log in to Multiple instances of their respective Messengers. Then read ahead as I teach you how to run Multiple instances of GTalk , Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger simultaneously.

How To Run Multiple GTalk Messengers Simultaneously

  1. Right-click Your Gtalk Messenger shortcut on your desktop
  2. Click Properties
  3. Select The Shortcut Tab
  4. You will see A Target TextBos with: “c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe” /startmenu
  5. Change the Text to “c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe” /nomutex
  6. Click Apply and OK. to close the window.
  7. Now you can copy the shortcut file and paste Multiple versions on your desktop rename the shortcut to associate them with the appropriate Gtalk Account.

How To Run Multiple Yahoo Messengers Simultaneously

You can easily run multiple instance of Yahoo Messenger without any Hacking or Technical Knowledge. All you are required to do is to download Y! Multi Messenger this is a software that will allow you to run multiple versions of yahoo with just a click.

Just run the install and then start using the Y!Multi Messenger icon that will appear on your desktop instead of the regular Yahoo! Messenger icon.

How To Run Multiple MSN Messengers Simultaneously

To run Multiple instances of MSN messengers you will need MSN Messenger Polygamy

  1. Copy Polygamy to messenger folder, usually @ C:Program FilesMessengermsmsgs.exe
  2. Then Close The Messenger Program.
  3. Then run Polygamy and Press Apply patch.

Open Multiple Copies of Windows Live Messengers

  1. Download and install Messenger Plus! Live
  2. Launch Preference settings
  3. Choose Messenger tab, on Main checked on Allow me to connect to several accounts simultaneously.
  4. Done, double click again to launch another copy
16 Responses

This is great but ins’t this an old technique ? And even Y! Polygamy is buddy at times and MSN Polygamy.. you gotta update them with every update that MSN gives (very frequently!).. Tiresome! ;) !!!

yeah its a bit old but most people don’t know this. I posted this after a friend asked how I was logged into multiple Gtalk IDs :D

Nice tips, I’m already using these.

Great tips ;) I’ve Stumbled it.
I’ve used Messenger for many years. I used to be a great ICQ-fan, but it ended up being too slow and heavy.

@Dennis thanks …. Yeah I rem around 10 years back ICQ was the coolest IM around

I tried to install Gtalk once, but none of my friend (on or offline, well except for one) uses it.
My good old ICQ# got stolen a few years ago. 7914159 it’s still in my finger tips. Oh yes that is 10 years ago. :-)

I’ve used trillian and Miranda IM too. It was a cool way to have all IMs in one.
Now I’m just sticking with Windows Live Messenger and Skype.

I use mostly Gtalk … I stopped login into Live and Yahoo :D I think most tech bloggers prefer Gtalk. Its lightweight and simple no clutter.

Can I run Yahoo and MSN without installing any additional softwares?

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This is a really nice n cool tips. Thanx a lot!

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this info is exactly what i’ve been looking for. thanks for the great post

I have been looking for this. I am using the Windows Live Messenger one.

Once I have this enabled, does anyone know how you actually sign in to another acount?


i dont care what other people think but this has helped me alot when i needed to check multiple account at one time

great post…. i have long wanted to do this. in fact i hve already forgotten this until i came across ur post. thanks

Do these work on Mac as well?

nice tips
thanx a lot