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Yahoo Messenger is an instant-messaging application that has been around for many years and has been a popular IM tool on different operating systems. Now that there's a port to iOS, Yahoo Messenger can be ubiquitous. It's available from iTunes and several other sites, and easy to install.
In Yahoo Messenger you can add contacts by e-mail address or invitation, break them into groups, see when they are online, and message back and forth with multiple sessions active at once. Yahoo Messenger goes beyond basic IM by adding integration with the iPhone and iPad camera. You can launch the app and stay online, with the usual notification options available when someone messages you. You can hide some or all of your activities using various stealth options, too. A history feature lets you review previous conversations.
We've been using Yahoo Messenger for over a decade now, and the port to iDevice made a few years ago just made this platform even more useful. While there are a lot of IM apps out there, few have the install base of Yahoo Messenger, and it remains the one IM app we return to over and over, mostly because we're used to it and have all our contacts organized and active.
Stay connected with your friendsanytime, anywhere with Yahoo! Messenger. Whether theyre on the iPad, mobile or PC, call them with free voice and video. Send free international text messages. Or share photos and videos with your Messenger contacts in real-time.Smart features include: Voice and Video: Make free voice and video calls to your Yahoo! Messenger contacts Yahoo! Phone Out: Make low cost international calls to landlines or mobile phones with your Yahoo! Voice Phone Out account Works with Windows Live: Add MSN Messenger contacts to your Messenger list and manage all your contacts in one place Always On: Stay signed in to your chats on your iDevice and Windows PC at the same time - receive messages only where you are active Multitasking: A notification alerts you when an IM arrives, even when the app is running in the background Send free international SMS messages: Text your friends in the USA, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Pakistan, Kuwait and Thailand Show and tell: Capture and share photos and video in real-time Requires iOS 4.0 or higher Video is available for the iPhone 3GS/4, iPod Touch 4, and iPad 2 Recipients of SMS may be charged by their carriers Available to premium users in the US, Singapore, France, Germany and Spain
What's new in this version:
Stay signed in to your chats on your iDevice and Windows PC at the same time receive messages only where you are active. Enabled Phone Out on iPad Improved stability and performance Available to premium users in the US, Singapore, France, Germany and Spain