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Yahoo Messenger - free SMS, video & voice calls

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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.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2
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
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site
Release Date April 07, 2009
Date Added August 30, 2011
Version 2.2
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Download Information
File Size 18.79MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 177,493
Downloads Last Week 232
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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