Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 1388 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    15,717,036
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 23, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    429.4KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,627
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Of all the chat clients tied to a portal, Yahoo delivers the most impressive messaging experience. Its network is intelligently integrated, its chat features are smart and intuitive, and its extras are often genuinely interesting. If you're a Yahoo user, you'll have access to all the information you store in your Yahoo profile, including your calendar, address book, and customized news. Messaging is about as straightforward as it gets, and message archives are handy, though not always easy to sift through. Though the program's animated emoticons and "IMVironments" could come across as cheesy and irrelevant, they turn out to be surprisingly winning. One great example of the integrated network supporting interesting extras is the Yahoo Photos IMVironment, which lets you share photos you have stored online right in the messaging window. Alas, ads appear in the multiuser chat window, although thankfully not in the one-to-one messaging window. The latest version of YIM offers VoIP calling to other Yahoo users and allows you to leave voice messages and check call history.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 128 votes

    • 5 star 28
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 39
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 1388 votes

    • 5 star 420
    • 4 star 291
    • 3 star 213
    • 2 star 104
    • 1 star 360
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5 stars

"its cool i like it"

October 23, 2008  |  By redneckgirl26

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Pros

its very great and very good

Cons

there nothing i dont like bout this product

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1 stars

"erytryry"

February 22, 2007  |  By sahilwaseem

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Pros

ytery

Cons

5ty5

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5 stars

"The Best Quality Sound"

July 23, 2006  |  By muzrix

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Pros

Voice quality is always my priority for this kind of product. Maybe most people say Skype is the clearest but not for me. Me using this 2 programs along with others like GoogleTalk, MSN and ICQ more than a year to get in touch with my sister at Dubai down from Malaysia using this 2. So me noticed YM improvement in term of sound quality. I dont know if this something to do with geograhicaly different but this is just amazing program. Thank

Cons

The highest memory consumption among IM

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5 stars

"The convenient and suitable way for sending message or chating"

July 09, 2006  |  By masterjedidown

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Pros

It has many function and plug-ins, help the users to use it more interesting.

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5 stars

"Its super fast, reliable, and just off the chain!"

July 02, 2006  |  By compulsive1982

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Pros

For one thing its Yahoo Messenger whats there to hate. Its even better with the voice, plus i love to listen to music and talk, and its best for that.

Cons

I dont hate it all, its all good on this end.

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2 stars

"too many extras that I will never use"

June 28, 2006  |  By RichardDaigle

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Pros

the addition of the telephone pc to pc

Cons

the window on the friends list at the bottom, don't like space wasted with advertisement even if it is about the product I'm useing

I prefer the older version and will get it back as soon as I can find it again

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3 stars

"Better Than MSN"

June 25, 2006  |  By Scooter53081

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Pros

Its an OK product - I do use it, but thats only because MSN charges for their service. I have the YAHOO VERSION 8 and its better than it used to be.

Cons

Kinda buggy - you do get logged off - there are rooms BOTS - and yes - there is even the childish chat in the rooms

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4 stars

"Better than MSN in some respects"

June 23, 2006  |  By armedanddangerous

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Pros

Indeed it's better than MSN in some respects. I haven't used much AIM so i will only compare this with MSN. You can customize the look. (XML Skinning, I've made at least 6 skins on my own),have more expressive emoticons that MSN ,IMVironments are really cool, msn doesn't have that, offline message inbox, (extremely useful,)audibles (another thing MSN doesnt have),no annoying and unecessary ads secure message Archiving

Cons

But unlike MSN: No customizable nicknames, no nicknames, No personal Messages, No real contact card like MSN, No handwriting tab

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1 stars

"Politics.."

June 21, 2006  |  By Shon5000

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Cons

Politics, politics, politics... How can this obtain 5* from the editor?

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1 stars

"It does not work"

May 28, 2006  |  By serene342

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 7.0

Cons

This messenger has a major flaw. It does not work. It worked for a few days after I first downloaded it but then it stopped working completely even when I downloaded it again it still did not work. I never had any problem with 6.0 but this 7.0 is a serious disappointment. Do yourself a favor by not downloading 7.0 try trillian or another messenger. Hopefully, Yahoo will fix this flaw in the future.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date August 23, 2005
Date Added August 23, 2005
Version 7.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 429.4KB
File Name msgr11us.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,717,036
Downloads Last Week 5,627
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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