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:
    920,519
  • Date Added:
    September 26, 2003
  • File Size:
    3.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    320
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS Classic

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

    "..........."

    July 26, 2010   |   By ecoalman

    Version: Yahoo Messenger (Classic) 2.5.3

    Pros

    .............

    Cons

    ..............

    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 920,519
    Downloads Last Week 320
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
     
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