Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger 0.8.288

The new instant messenger from Yahoo!

PROS

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

CONS

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

Good
7

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 IMs Improved Spam Management New Social Games Easy Access to Recent Contacts Smart Archiving Snap and Share Quick Access to All Emoticons Now in Romanian too

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  • Tabbed IMs Improved Spam Management New Social Games Easy Access to Recent Contacts Smart Archiving Snap and Share Quick Access to All Emoticons Now in Romanian too
Yahoo! Messenger

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Yahoo! Messenger 0.8.288

User reviews about Yahoo! Messenger

  • 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 ...   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

  • 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 ...   More

  • Malak

    by Malak

    IT FREAKING DONT WORK...YOU OUGHT TO BRING BACK CHAT ROOMS, i LOVED THEM..
    if and I say if I can download it I ...   More

  • by Anonymous

    The new messenger is the pits!.
    Verizon has taken what use to be the Rolls Royce of online instant messenger ser...   More

  • by Anonymous

    YM moving from elegant professional design to pop-culture dregs.
    Alarmingly bad. I have already deleted the pro...   More

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