Yahoo Messenger (Classic) for Mac

Yahoo Messenger (Classic) for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.3
  • Total Downloads:
    923,283
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2003
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    272
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Yahoo Messenger (Classic) for Mac is the Mac version of the popular Windows YM, a communication app for anyone with has a Yahoo account. Considering that its Windows-based version is one of the most-used messaging apps, we were eager to see how the app performed. What we found were some nice features but nothing that really stands out over other messaging apps.

The application's user interface is well-designed and has all the control buttons available at a glance. What we liked is that the platform is finally opening its doors by adding support for MSN, Lotus Samtime, and LCS platforms so you can add your friends using the aforementioned platforms to chat. During our testing, Yahoo Messenger for Mac did its job pretty decently. Text messaging is good, and the sound notifications are very handy. However, when we tested the video call feature, we were surprised by the somewhat poor quality of the video. While the sound was OK, the video needs lots of improvement. We did like the option to organize friends into groups, which made it easier to find and contact the right person. The app also has features like "Phone out," which means you can call landlines and mobile phones, but you'll need to purchase credits to access these.

Overall, Yahoo Messenger for Mac is a nice application, showing that the company is opening up to cross-platform ideas, but those who have tried out other messenger apps such as Adium probably won't be won over.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"be warned the windows edition had a virus"

February 27, 2013  |  By zeekboxy

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

Pros

there are no pros except the fact that is does uninstall, you just have to fight with it.

Cons

still trying to take virus off
this YAHOO messenger installs all kinds of things with out offering the option.

Summary

best to avoid yahoo altogether. this review is based on the ridiculous crap the windows edition put me though. the same shysters probably wrote this one

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1 stars

"Full of junk, crashes my computer"

January 07, 2013  |  By adabee

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

Pros

It is free.

Cons

it used to be just fine, a good easy way to IM with coworkers and friends. Now it just keeps adding loads of obnoxious clutter that gunks up my computer and crashes it. Firefox particularly hates it. I finally successfully rid my computer of all of its tentacles, only to discover that an employer wants me to download and use it. Curses! Despite every attempt to avoid the Yahoo junk machine, it's about to install its odious toolbar and I don't see a way to avoid it.

Summary

Detest it.

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3 stars

"IM is good"

September 13, 2011  |  By franciscomccarty

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

Pros

IM is good

Cons

Its video sucks

Summary

You have to use aditional software to be able to see good quality images.

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3 stars

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July 26, 2010  |  By ecoalman

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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2 stars

"I need help to know how to access, and use this"

August 26, 2009  |  By canito_baby

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

Pros

untill I use it, I can't comment

Cons

Now that I have downloaded it, I don't know how to use it, or create a profile

Summary

I don't have a summary, or oppinion. I want help to know how to access and use yahoo messenger

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5 stars

"i love it its great"

December 01, 2008  |  By luckeylady9

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

Pros

everything

Cons

not anything

Summary

ilke the way i can change the colores

Updated on Dec 6, 2008

i like my yahoo mess

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2 stars

"Still not on par with the Windows version."

November 06, 2008  |  By sohrob76

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

Pros

Get's the job done for communicating with Yahoo Messenger buddies.

Cons

Lots of features that are on the Windows version (too many to list) are not included in the Mac version. Disappointing that with the Mac market share getting larger and larger, that Yahoo still won't devote any time to at least making this as good

Summary

Works ok, but again, without the same features as its Windows counterpart, it seems like it was thrown together at the last minute just to say they had a Mac version.

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1 stars

"saleebmarian@yahoo.com"

May 10, 2008  |  By mozamrmr

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

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3 stars

"great"

February 17, 2008  |  By ma.ana firaza

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

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1 stars

"I THINK IT VERY GREAT"

January 21, 2006  |  By MAMI4UPAPI757

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

Pros

HOW U CAN TALK TO YOUR FIRNDS EVERYWHERE

Cons

HOW IT TAKE SO LONG

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date September 26, 2003
Date Added September 26, 2003
Version 2.5.3
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS Classic
Additional Requirements Mac OS 8.x/9.x, CarbonLib 1.5
Download Information
File Size 3.48MB
File Name yahoo_messenger_mac_os_8_or_9_2.5.3.bin
Popularity
Total Downloads 923,283
Downloads Last Week 272
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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