Yahoo messenger status API

Yahoo messenger status API , Using this we can check the status of  the Yahoo user online/offline position.

it will return Online and Offline status information with images too. Please check this below URLs.

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  •[your-Yahoo-ID]&m=a      –> this will return plain text, like this “[your-Yahoo-ID] is NOT ONLINE
  •[your-Yahoo-ID]&m=a&t=1  –> this will return plain text, Like this 00(ZERO ZERO)[Offline] or 01(ZERO ONE)[Online]

*Don’t forget to replace [your-Yahoo-ID].

we must tell thanks to Yahoo.


Naga Harish.

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  • tom Bianco

    Great tips and ideas I will have to remember to use these one day. Thanks

  • Sinyo


    I tried to do what you have written above.
    I pasted that url onto my browser address bar, and it returned wrong result for some yahoo IDs.
    My yahoo was online but it was detected as offline. Any configuration in my yahoo profile causing this ‘wrong’ result?
    Please advise.

    • Naga Harish Movva

      Hi Sinyo,

      It will work for all Yahoo ID, not need to configurations. May be your in online and you set you online status to invisible!!!, Please check with it

      Then Please try again[YahooID]&m=g&t=24

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  • Ricky

    Gee thanks! this is exactly what i’m looking for the past half an hour!