Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.0.209
  • Total Downloads:
    15,717,036
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 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

    3.8

    out of 69 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 8
  • 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

"i love the product its awesome networking program"

December 09, 2008  |  By tshe08

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

its amazing

Cons

thank you for offering the cool product

Summary

i do love eveything about this wonderul add it really help me when i needed the help

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5 stars

"I LOVE IT!!!!!"

December 02, 2008  |  By cutlass1985

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

I enjoyed using this version because there weren't any problems like I seem to have with 9.0!

Cons

Not even one!

Summary

If I was able to reinstall this version (instead of deleting it for the 9.0) I'd do it. As it is now, I'm only able to use the Web Yahoo Messenger.

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3 stars

"The product is good."

April 03, 2007  |  By caringplacement

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

It is user's friendly.very easy for me to follow.

Cons

I called the Philippines ( cell phone) it is very hard for them to hear me but it is very clear for me to hear them.

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5 stars

"EASY TO NAVIGATE"

March 31, 2007  |  By Heversan

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

I LIKE IT BECAUSE IT'S FREE AND IT WORKS, AT THE BEGINING I WAS'T SURE, BUT AFTER I TRY & MAKE A CALL......IT WORKS REALLY WORKS.

Cons

WELL I ALWAYS LOVE TO TALK TO A LIVE PERSON WHEN I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING & ASK QUESTIONS THAT WAY I'M SURE OF EVERYTHING.

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4 stars

"Good"

March 30, 2007  |  By Tanweer Shah

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

very wide

Cons

it doesnot load fast

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5 stars

"Simply the best"

March 29, 2007  |  By Ishigamma

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

Ease of use since its lower version. Free software is what I like most. Regarding with its interface...cool! Im using this software for almost three years and found no problems with it.

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3 stars

"The Good Ol' Days"

March 25, 2007  |  By mjhorton

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

Yahoo Messenger delivers an attractive interface with the ability to chat with your friends on MSN as well.

Cons

While I was once a big fan of Yahoo Messenger, unfortunately it too has gotten bloated. I miss the days when I could download a new program and install it without having to click off every other program the company offers. Believe it or not if I wanted Yahoo Toolbar or Yahoo Music, I can go get them myself!

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5 stars

"Great messenger."

March 24, 2007  |  By nutcas

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

Lots of features.

Cons

Banner ads take up room on the messenger. Also Yahoo Messenger doesn't seem to save your ignore list. I keep finding myself having to reignore the same people. It seems really like a temporary ignore. This I don't really like, and find it annoying.

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5 stars

"JUST THE COOL ONE...!"

March 21, 2007  |  By chinmay.bodas

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

it's not just powerful and faster than it's previous versions but also than other messanger packages and services, too..

Cons

when it is started, it automatically signs in by the last name which is logined through this messanger, it's against privacy...

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1 stars

"yahoo keeps freezing my comp"

March 12, 2007  |  By ingenl

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.209

Pros

it looked nice

Cons

but kept freezing my comp.....

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date December 16, 2006
Date Added December 16, 2006
Version 8.1.0.209
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 95
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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