Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.0.1270
  • Total Downloads:
    15,717,036
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 04, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    429.4KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,627
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Get social over the long-established, well-rounded chat and VoIP client Yahoo Messenger and you'll find drag-and-drop capabilities and contact importing from friends other IM, e-mail, and social-networking accounts who are also on Yahoo chat. Another favorite trick is the ability to see images and videos displayed inside the chat window when you or a pal drops in a public URL.

Yahoo Messenger 10 adds some visual enhancements that call out VoIP and video chats on the conversation window. Tweaks in the buddy list showcase an updates tab that operates as a newsfeed for friends' status messages. Other visual refreshes to version 10 spruce up select icons.

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

    3.4

    out of 117 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 34
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 16
  • 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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3 stars

"Works as good as Live Messenger"

June 09, 2011  |  By kimosaba

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

Works well and it's free

Cons

Not good with webcams

Summary

Should have this along side Live Messenger

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4 stars

"Runs great"

June 09, 2011  |  By bristollop

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

Less crashes

Cons

None that stand out

Summary

Pretty reliable

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5 stars

"I could not imagine my life without it."

June 02, 2011  |  By sasskat

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

I love everything about it.I have tried almost everything from IMviroment,to Avatar World .and I am happy to report that they are all great and loads of fun. And my daughter gets to see & talk to Grandma and tell her everyday how much she loves her

Cons

Every once in a while when I am using the "View my Webcam" it freezes. I hope they resolve this problem

Summary

It's the greatest..It's like my arms and legs. I use them every day, All day

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5 stars

"Yahoo Messenger is one best way to keep in contact"

June 01, 2011  |  By babjeck

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

Extremely user friendly, chat online with family and friends. Hookup webcams to view each one of your friends or family members.

Cons

I have used this program for quite some time now and I have not found any issues with this software.

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4 stars

"fine only not enough people got cams & headphones"

May 25, 2011  |  By saunds

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

not sure never used any other messengr

Cons

as above cant rate it against anything else

Summary

N/A

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4 stars

""Good functioning""

May 19, 2011  |  By elenapham

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

Clear and comprehensive naming of the functions

Cons

None that I can think of

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2 stars

"cannt fulfil my desire..."

May 11, 2011  |  By hypersensitive

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

not enough to mention..

Cons

enter to chat room is difficult...evry cht will comes in a new window..

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5 stars

"easy to use"

May 03, 2011  |  By psychomikey

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

nice that it links with facebook

Cons

no complaints

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1 stars

"Installs MORE than you want"

April 28, 2011  |  By IleyP

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

Allows you to communicate with friends using Yahoo

Cons

Restricted to Yahoo and even if you tell the system NOT to install the toolbar or make Yahoo the new home page, it installs the toolbar anyway and then tries to move your homepage to Yahoo. Editor Reviewers who gave it 5 stars must get kickback.

Summary

Good if you don't mind software companies installed what THEY want on your machine. POOR if you want control of what is or isn't installed.

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4 stars

"Little difference"

April 22, 2011  |  By taboyd94

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 10.0.0.1270

Pros

Easier to connect

Cons

sound on vidcam scratchy

Summary

Better than other messengers by far

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date June 04, 2010
Date Added June 04, 2010
Version 10.0.0.1270
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
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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