Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    15,717,036
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 31, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    429.4KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,627
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Yahoo Messenger 8 with voice capabilities is a step up from the already impressive older versions, and a must-download for regular users of YIM. The most notable update is the integration of messaging services with Windows Live, a process that allows you to add Windows Live users as simply as your Yahoo buddies. While this new feature isn't nearly as interoperable as Trillian, the plus side is users can still enjoy the lively emoticons and avatars, the extensive plug-in library developers can contribute to, and VoIP services exclusive to the Yahoo experience. Users should be forewarned that the download stub will finish installing the program online, and that the download includes bundled software that may install unwanted programs. In the preinstallation window, click over to custom install to deselect the extra browser services such as the Yahoo toolbar. We could also live without the all-consuming corporate sponsorship of the IMVironments and the heavy-handed branding in the avatar section (who uses those, anyway?), and it would be nice to see a link to hidden smileys in the emoticon drop-down, but these are minor niggles when weighed against the benefits of a user-friendly, feature-rich chat client that only continues to improve.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 67 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 10
  • 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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3 stars

"Computer P3 not useful for Yahoo Messenger Version 9.0"

October 05, 2008  |  By K.S.RAMASWAMI

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

As we have experience Good and useful for both Audio & viedo
PC to PC. New Version of Yahoo Messenger is 9.0 is only fit for Window Vista and not useful to other such as window XP and other set up. Now you are the best judge to retain old customer

Cons

So it is to have old version of Yahoo messenger to upkeep your customer to have Audio & Viedo conversation and viewing there relatives and friends & other persons.

Summary

It is suggested to reintroduce yahoo messenger version 8.1 to have better apprication from old customer since 2003 onwards.

Let new version of yahoo messenger 9.0 Beta it will help those who have upgraded to Window Vista

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4 stars

"good features"

December 14, 2006  |  By Cap0Haddock1

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

being invisible but still being able to chat with someone

Cons

not able to use a script to configure the proxy details

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4 stars

"Please keep it attractive"

December 12, 2006  |  By asif_shalla

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

It keeps me engaged

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5 stars

"ok"

December 02, 2006  |  By jmds75

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

all

Cons

nothing

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1 stars

"i think it's suck"

December 02, 2006  |  By deimoz

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

i like ym coz it's ym, lots of my friend use ym

Cons

last time i used YM 7, there is no problem, it works great.but when i downloaded this one, a simple right click would cause the app to close by itself.i wonder is it a new rule in YM. no right click?. i hope they will work on this problem as soon as possible.

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4 stars

"Still the best SMS"

December 01, 2006  |  By KonnyTary

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

everything

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4 stars

"Nothing better"

November 26, 2006  |  By LionMetaly

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

Well, the quality of voice and webcam is so good.

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5 stars

"Good,free and stabile that's enough!"

November 22, 2006  |  By whitewizard

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

Good,free and stabile that's enough!

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1 stars

"Crap - Yet another way to put an AD on your PC."

November 22, 2006  |  By b4freedom

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

If you like advertisement, it's a great way to get ads backdoor onto your PC.

Cons

Why does yahoo insist on going down the same path that is killing AOL and AIM? I'm switching to 100% google.

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2 stars

"PRIOR VERSIONS BETTER; THIS ONE IS NOT READY"

November 19, 2006  |  By Nightowl08

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Pros

I liked the look of it. It is very similar to previous versions. I didn't have any problems with the way it looked.

Cons

My problem deals with functionality. They changed some of the sounds except that I never got any of them to work. I never knew when people got online or off, when I got an IM or new email, etc. Other people had these problems, too. I wrote them about it and, currently, the only fix is to download a prior version, either 6.0, 7.0 or 7.5. I had to uninstall it and install a prior version. Based on my experience, I do not recommend downloading this version.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date October 31, 2006
Date Added October 31, 2006
Version 8.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 2000
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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