Yahoo! Messenger for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 0.8.288
  • 3.1
  • (3484)

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Chantelle van Heerden
Chantelle van HeerdenUpdated 4 years ago

The new instant messenger from Yahoo!

Yahoo! Messenger 11 allows you to chat to your Yahoo! and Facebook friends via instant messaging.

To bring Yahoo! Messenger up to date, Facebook chat has been integrated into the latest version, along with social games like Mafia Wars. You can now use video chat in full-screen mode, and the 'Always On' feature means you'll stay connected whether on mobile, at home or at work.

You can of course update your Facebook status from Yahoo! Messenger, and also on Yahoo! What hasn't changed from the previous version is the amount of bloat in the app. Some people may appreciate the shared videos, social games (as shown in the video here), radio stations, emoticons, search bar and so on. However, all this stuff adds a lot of weight to the Yahoo! Messenger, and it feels unsophisticated today. The video call quality in Yahoo! Messenger is pretty good, however, and in fact if it stuck to being a chat app, we would recommend it more highly!

The amplification of social aspects in Yahoo! Messenger isn't a revolution. If you love all the bells and whistles, you'll love this app, but many people will find it annoying and intrusive.

Tabbed IMsImproved Spam ManagementNew Social GamesEasy Access to Recent ContactsSmart Archiving Snap and ShareQuick Access to All Emoticons Now in Romanian too


  • Tabbed IMsImproved Spam ManagementNew Social GamesEasy Access to Recent ContactsSmart Archiving Snap and ShareQuick Access to All Emoticons Now in Romanian too


  • Amazing video quality!
  • Highly customizable
  • Great privacy settings


  • Animated backgrounds are ad-ridden
  • Long installation process
  • Too much bloat

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Yahoo! Messenger for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 0.8.288
  • 3.1
  • (3484)

User reviews about Yahoo! Messenger

  • Jenny

    by Jenny

    How about bringing back the old Yahoo Messenger with CHAT ROOMS! You took away the only good thing about Yahoo. Thanks a lot.

  • Mahmoud .hamed

    by Mahmoud .hamed

    very gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

  • Bill Grace Jr.

    by Bill Grace Jr.

    I Love The Old Yahoo Messenger But The New Yahoo Messenger That I Do Not Understand The New Yahoo Messenger I Really Need Some Help With The New Yahoo More

  • Mohd Ayaz

    by Mohd Ayaz

    Its Good for be in touch with family and friends and any person not available leave offline message for them and many more things

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Hate it! Bring the old one back!.
    I totally HATE the new messenger! The old one was SO MUCH better! The new one looks ugly, unfriendly, cold, an More

  • Malak

    by Malak

    if and I say if I can download it I just might have an opinion. But More


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