Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    15,717,036
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 23, 2008
  • 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 9 retains all the voice, chat, and drag-and-drop capabilities of its predecessors, and adds a lot more visual pizazz and some key functionality. One biggie feature is contact importing, which scours your other IM, e-mail, and social-networking accounts for friends that are also signed up on Yahoo IM. You can then ask some or all of your friends to add you and can invite others to sign up. Another favorite new trick is the ability to see images and videos displayed inside the chat window when you or a pal drops in a public URL.

Other notable changes include the visual skin picker to switch up the look, and Pingbox, a chat window site owners can embed to chat with visitors in real time. Users should note that the download stub will finish installing the program online, and that the download bundles the Yahoo Toolbar. In the preinstallation window, click over to Custom Install to deselect add-ons you don't want. We could also live without the heavy-handed Yahoo branding, 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 an easy-to-use, feature-rich chat client that only continues to improve.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 62 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 23
  • 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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1 stars

"Terrible Download"

December 04, 2010  |  By jonifecher2006

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

easy to download

Cons

won't let me import any of my contacts.

Summary

I hated this download cause I do alot of IM's & can't use

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4 stars

"holasoydemexicooeriestamostrabajando"

April 06, 2009  |  By driver264

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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Updated on Apr 6, 2009

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Updated on Apr 6, 2009

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Updated on Apr 6, 2009

hola a todos

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1 stars

"Unable to download."

March 19, 2009  |  By curiouspath-2009

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

unable to download so unable to write any pros.

Cons

Closed virus protector and still unable to download. Stated "unable to download - check firewalls"

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3 stars

"Best? Hardly."

March 14, 2009  |  By scayf

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

Works decently as a chat

Cons

Faulty message alerts

Summary

I've been using YM for a few years, and it works fine as a chat. But I keep getting "new mail" alerts when I don't have any new email. I've found it's no better or worse than MSN Messenger or Google Talk.

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1 stars

"Nothing but problems"

March 10, 2009  |  By Wildfyre82

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

It installed flawlessly

Cons

After a computer restart Messenger suddenly can't sign me in. I've reinstalled 4 times and it's the exact same thing over and over.

Summary

I'm kicking myself for upgrading. Now I can't use Messenger at all! I had to switch to Pidgin to access my Yahoo Messenger account

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2 stars

"cant get my ears & mic to work in conference"

March 08, 2009  |  By cathybenefield

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

everything else is great easy to manipulate and work.

Cons

i can talk and hear one on one but i cant during conference when i really need to and that is why i use yahoo to begin with

Summary

i have done everything humanly possible to get my ears and mic to work for conference and it just isnt happening im at my wits end and havent got a clue anymore what to do noone i have talked to can help me either everything that should be done is done...its very frustrating im missing very important stuff during meetings.

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1 stars

"It hung at 99% during the install."

March 07, 2009  |  By Cnet_misguide

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

None. It would not load....come on people.

Cons

Won't install - enough said! I tried it four times, with complete uninstall and reboots. INot sure how anyone like this product. I even googled it and its a common problem CNET totally botched this review.

Summary

This one wont' even install. Yahoo flops again.

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5 stars

"I loved it"

February 19, 2009  |  By toro_2020

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

I always use it for chat with my friends

Cons

nothing to say

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2 stars

"good attempt, bad execution"

February 19, 2009  |  By mtaylor12345

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

Cheap
Lots of features

Cons

Reverb on some calls
REALLY intermittent ability to connect to calls
Doesn't work on my Mac, does on my PC
Video freezes
Customer assistance tries to help but doesn't really
(these are all common across a lot of different internet connections)

Summary

It's cheap, but not worth the frustrations or your time.

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5 stars

"Best Voice/Text Chat Client on the Planet.."

February 16, 2009  |  By A_n_K_y

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Pros

>Outstanding Features
>Really Easy To Use
>Features Numerous CHATROOMS
>Clear Voice Quality (Equivalent to Skype)
>Attractive Interface

Cons

>May be Buggy sometimes

and thats all...

Summary

Totally satisfied with this program, and i wil keep using it for the rest of my life .. hehe

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0
Version 9.0 adds a redesigned interface, the ability to view Flickr photos and videos in the chat window, and friend importing from other e-mail and chatting networks. It also adds Yahoo Pingbox, which lets you chat with Web site owners in real time.
General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date September 23, 2008
Date Added September 23, 2008
Version 9.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, 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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