Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.0.401
  • Total Downloads:
    15,717,036
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 08, 2007
  • 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

    3.9

    out of 65 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 5
  • 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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4 stars

"Useful"

August 15, 2007  |  By ChesterTheTester

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

Pros

That pleases me:

** Many plugins

** Smart handling

** Nice program interface

Cons

That hurts me:

** A few problems with Windows Vista

** Also a few problems with Live Messenger

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3 stars

"nice software"

August 15, 2007  |  By dexpower

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

Pros

hot software for mesengger

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3 stars

"It seems to be a wee bit better,"

August 12, 2007  |  By angeljeanne

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

Pros

sory can't think of anything now,,,

Cons

What was once FREE is now nothing but update after update and change this and that, I ask this when is anything going to be left alone? and what happened to free that it is now needed to be charged for and hope you can understand their instructions only to find those wrong too. Oh my, wee bit of confusion I would imagine. wish all well jeanne

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4 stars

"good"

August 12, 2007  |  By mustafa2233

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

Pros

i like it

Cons

good

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3 stars

"it is really improved"

August 11, 2007  |  By emad93

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

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5 stars

"good"

August 06, 2007  |  By living

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

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2 stars

"Completly horrible Program."

July 30, 2007  |  By Dano

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

Pros

You can at least PM your friends and its a lot of fun however...

Cons

Installed a bunch of stuff I did not want. Chat rooms take forever to load and sometimes does not work. My website was changed without my knowledge. I would try (censored)If I was you.

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5 stars

"A useful messenging software for yahoo users."

July 28, 2007  |  By pmshirey

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

Pros

It's good

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5 stars

"That's Greatfull"

July 26, 2007  |  By bo.hamdy

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

Pros

Communicate Between Me And My Friends

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4 stars

"Good but does have irritating features"

July 14, 2007  |  By dilipranjith

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.401

Pros

Nice interface, good IP call quality etc

Cons

Ads, Mail links are opening in IE even though Firefox is the default browser.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.1.0.401
Version 8.1.0.401 fixes a vulnerability with the Webcam ActiveX control.
General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date June 08, 2007
Date Added June 08, 2007
Version 8.1.0.401
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, 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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