Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.0.413
  • Total Downloads:
    15,717,036
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 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

    3.7

    out of 84 votes

    • 5 star 29
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 14
  • 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

"so good"

January 30, 2011  |  By Rahmani200

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

Yahoo is best for chat

Cons

The listed version of this installer is 8.1.0.413, but the .EXE file reports 8.1.0.244.

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5 stars

"yet another execellent job!"

November 03, 2008  |  By mohafrim

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

love it!enjoy it!...keep up the good work

Cons

more colourful please!

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4 stars

"as good as the version before so excellent"

October 09, 2008  |  By jobe005

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

quick, easy, and good working together with msn

Cons

all is good of yahoo

Summary

most of my contacts use yahoo and it's working with explorer as well as firefox marvelous

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3 stars

"Am looking for another chat site with more controls"

September 18, 2008  |  By GERRY_P

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

Great for chatting with friends ... and making new ones

Cons

From the number sex-trade ladies working the rooms, YAHOO must be making great pimp's fees!

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3 stars

"I only have one problem w/Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413."

September 16, 2008  |  By ritajcarrillo

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

I like Yahoo! Insider & the new features on IM!

Cons

For some reason, the Weather plug-in seems to have a mind of its own! It doesn't always show the weather info.

Summary

If there's a way to fix the Weather plug-in problem, I'd be completely satisfied with this new Yahoo! Messenger!

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4 stars

"Always reliable, just ignore the ads"

September 15, 2008  |  By cristenc-gmail

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

Free. Reliable and stable. Complete w/message archive.

Cons

The ad on the main screen. Easily ignored though!

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5 stars

"a student,boy"

August 20, 2008  |  By Lee-Cent

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

music,vedio,film

Cons

i like everything

Summary

no why

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4 stars

"its great"

August 12, 2008  |  By kesh_135

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

fun to work with

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4 stars

"It is one of the best messenger that I have ever used."

August 11, 2008  |  By ajay191212

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

Its easy to use

Cons

Nothing to say about this software.

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5 stars

"The best chat program ever!"

July 27, 2008  |  By AimalCool

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 8.1.0.413

Pros

Good chatting, good quality, safe, trusted, no annoying toolbars... Its just excellent!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.1.0.413
Version 8.1.0.413 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date August 13, 2007
Date Added August 13, 2007
Version 8.1.0.413
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT, 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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