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Yahoo Messenger

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.2 stars

    out of 1,389 votes

    • 5 star: 420
    • 4 star: 291
    • 3 star: 213
    • 2 star: 105
    • 1 star: 360
  • Current version:

    3.0 stars

    out of 38 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 12
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 2.0 stars

    "One of the worst messenger clients ever"

    November 9, 2009  |   By VitDavide

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    The only original thing that they have are audibles

    Cons

    Eats most of your system resources just to run it in background
    No normal (Windows) theme available for the app, just the themes that they let you choose.
    Takes a lot of space on lower resolutions because of the adds.

    Summary

    Guys, if you need to talk to people that use Yahoo, you can get Pidgin that works on any protocol, this if you really don't need the audibles or the avatars. This program eats to much of my resources for a messaging program that should be unnoticeable in the background.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Yahoo Messenger is ok, but nothing special."

    October 28, 2009  |   By lpbigbear1

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    I like to be able to have people contact me via my cell phone with Yahoo Messenger.

    Cons

    I do not find any thing that really would consider a con with Yahoo Messenger.

    Summary

    Yahoo Messenger is a ok service.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Very plain"

    October 27, 2009  |   By Lunadaisy

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    I logs in quicker than MSN messenger

    Cons

    There is no way to separate so that only your online contacts show in the list as MSN does, other than creating a list of all the people I know for a fact are always on.

    Summary

    There is not much selection as far as themes, colour choices, fonts, etc. The transfer of files, pictures, etc. is relatively quick, so that part is acceptable. Overall, I find the messenger to be quite plain. I would prefer more choices as to colours of my windows, including separate colours depending on who I am speaking to, and also themes to choose from for the main window. Finally, I would really prefer to not have to scroll through my entire list of contacts to see if someone is on-line or to send them a message. This can easily be remedied as other messenger programs have already figured out.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Yahoo tool bar works for me"

    October 20, 2009  |   By pdumou6293

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    I really like the interface. Easy to use. No problems installing and no conflicts so far.

    Cons

    Nothing so far.

    Summary

    Makes life easy, everythinig I need and use at a touch.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "cry cry me for being PooR all i have is win98!!!"

    October 17, 2009  |   By billyrferrell

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    Operating system: Windows XP, Windows NT and up
    mmm good thats ok

    Cons

    Operating system: Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000
    But for my Windows 98 i can not have a Yahoo Messenger is a service thats not good at all

    Summary

    Yahoo Messenger is a free service
    i come to get but i can not have ..>>>>> cry cry me cry cry me
    i am a POOR BOY who can nat BUY and XP

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  • 3.0 stars

    "a gopod start, but still a bit to go"

    October 16, 2009  |   By Bobmackie

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    The new facilities look and provide the right steps forward. I hwve just used it for three days and need longer for assessment

    Cons

    nothing so far

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  • 3.0 stars

    "i´ll start to use it"

    October 13, 2009  |   By Maynor Vinicio

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    can´t tell you cause i haven´t use it

    Cons

    nothing to say

    Summary

    it´l been used by my wife and kids, they will say

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  • 5.0 stars

    "this product is very complet."

    October 11, 2009  |   By menghi

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    all of its coponent are usable an good.

    Cons

    ofcourse it support many sms services,but not all.for example some of my freinds have mobile that deost support by yahoo!,in such instaces,i dont khow what should i do!??.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "For as much as I use it it is a good program"

    October 6, 2009  |   By javabnz

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    versatility

    Cons

    nothing comes to mind yet

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Simple yet has a lot of features. User-friendly."

    October 3, 2009  |   By jeeyahneena

    Version: Yahoo Messenger 9.0.0.2162

    Pros

    I can easily send voicemails to my friend's e-mail address FREE. Free PC-to-PC calls. Free to send SMS directly from YM. Nice webcam. Instant messaging, games, etc. Hangs very SELDOMLY. Even on low quality or old computers! Compact/light!

    Cons

    The cam is a bit slow. There are times when YM freezes. But the pros really make up for it.

    Summary

    I've been using this for 5 years already and it keeps getting better and better!

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