Last Updated: October 12, 2015 7

Meebo: What It Is and How to Use It

Found In: Instant Messaging

Meebo is an instant messaging service. It is an application that supports many other instant messaging programs like:

  • ICQ
  • MySpaceIM
  • Facebook Chat
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • AIM
  • Google Talk
  • CafeMom

It is accessible through any browser and on many different phones.

Creating a Meebo account

There are some very easy steps that you can follow if you want to open a Meebo account:

  • Go to https://www.meebo.com/. This is the Meebo homepage. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • On the right hand side of this page there is a “Join Meebo” option. Choose a username. Think about this a little bit beforehand. You want your username to be one that really reflects who you are as a person. You should also remember that your username will have to unique, so make sure that you think of more than one username before signing up in case your first option is already being used by someone else. Fill in your email address and password. Your email address is needed so that the verification email can be sent to you and so that you will be able to access your account if you ever forget your password. Remember that the password you choose should be something that is easy for you to remember. At the same time it should also be something that other people will not easily be able to guess. Think about this carefully. Fill in your birth date.
  • Once you are logged in to Meebo you will have the option of signing into any of your instant messaging accounts. For example you can type in your Yahoo! Messenger name and password in and you will immediately have access to those contacts and chats.

Deleting your Meebo account

If for any reason you decide that you want to delete your Meebo account, follow these steps:

  • Go to https://www.meebo.com/. This is the Meebo homepage. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • This will take you to the home page. Near the top of the home page is the word “Help” written in black. Click on this.
  • This will take you to a list of things that people have needed help with in the past. The very bottom one, number 10, is How do I delete my profile? Click on this option.
  • Scroll down the page until you find the heading “How do I delete my profile?” and click on the blue “delete my Meebo account” link.
  • If you want to skip the homepage and the rest of these steps, go to meebo.com/support/deleteaccount. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • This will take you to a page where you will need to type in the Meebo username/ID that you specified during the sign up process as well as the password that you chose.
  • Choose the reason why you are deleting your Meebo account from the list that is provided.
  • Once you have done this click “Delete”. Remember that this will delete that account permanently and you will not be able to retrieve it ever again.

Changing your Meebo email address

  • Go to https://www.meebo.com/. This is the Meebo homepage. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • Login by typing in your username and password.
  • At the top of the Meebo Messenger interface there is a “Preferences” option that you will need to click on.
  • Click on “Account settings”.
  • Enter your new email address followed by your current password and submit.

Changing your Meebo password

  • Go to https://www.meebo.com/. This is the Meebo homepage. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
  • Login by typing in your username and password.
  • At the top of the Meebo Messenger interface there is a “Preferences” option that you will need to click on.
  • Click on “Account settings”.
  • Enter your new password, confirm it and allow the system to verify that it matches, and enter your current password and submit.

Retrieving a forgotten password

To retrieve a forgotten password:

  • Got to www.meebo.com/lostpassword.html
  • Enter your Meebo username
  • Instructions will be sent to the email address you registered with

Meebo FAQ

There are several other things you may be interested to know about Meebo.

  • As long as you are a member of any of the supported IM accounts, you can sign into them using Meebo even if you have not signed up and created an account. To do this click on the “Sign into individual accounts” on the Meebo homepage.
  • You can use Meebo on iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, and Blackberry by downloading the apps designed for each phone. F you have a phone other than iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, and Blackberry but that has a JavaScript enabled web browser you will still be able to connect to Meebo through a specially designed web interface.
  • Meebo Messenger is absolutely free! At no point will you be required to pay any money at all to make use of this service.
  • Security is very important to Meebo, so you can rest assured that you will have a secure and safe experience.

Meebo is very easy to use and it can go a long way to making your life easier by keeping all of your messaging systems in the same place. It is easy to sign up for and anyone who knows how to use any other IM service will be able to handle using Meebo. As it is free, it can’t hurt to give it a try.