Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.0.0.2014
  • Total Downloads:
    15,717,036
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 01, 2011
  • 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 41 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 6
  • 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

"Worse version yet"

February 01, 2012  |  By Tylatae

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

Still Yahoo,free,fun to use when it works

Cons

As soon as you try to connect for a computer call it drops out so its very hard to hear and then when you turn it up you hear background sounds so loud it hurts. I have had alot of script errors also with this version.

Summary

I have tried other messengers in the past but I like Yahoo the best,I just wish they would go back to 10 since it worked great!

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5 stars

"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EXCELLENT JOB."

January 16, 2012  |  By thomashoang2002

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EXCELLENT JOB.

Cons

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EXCELLENT JOB.

Summary

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EXCELLENT JOB.

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4 stars

"Yahoo chat is easy and fun."

December 26, 2011  |  By philadelphia37

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

Works with facebook and can also hook up with Hotmail Messenger.

Cons

Does not archive Facebook IM window chat into Yahoo archive.

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2 stars

"this version has issrs with video calls"

December 23, 2011  |  By dkruger12908

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

There doesnt seem to be any improvements from the last version.

Cons

Sizing of the webcams in video chat requires resizing of the window for the two cams to fit the window if the window has benn resized to full screen from partial screen EVERY TIME cams are restarted. This happens frequently when one or the other keeps dropping maybe due to a weak signal. The chat continues to work but the cams often freee requiring restarting the video chat. Also the spacing above and below the cams makes the cam viewing area smaller.

Summary

The older version did not have the issue with having to resize the window from partial screen to full screen for the cam images to fit properly. This new version is a lot of effort to use in full screen unless it is closed and opened again in full screen. Even then sometimes the size of the webcams are not correct. i am using window xp pro on a laptop with 1,8 GHz processor and 1.8 gb memory.

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3 stars

"There is a new Version of Yahoo Messenger"

December 19, 2011  |  By Zamurai_JoNaZ

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

This is a great software, but this website doesn't update their software on time...

Cons

Please put the new yahoo messenger, because It's been 20 days since the release of the new yahoo messenger.

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3 stars

"For the most part does what it should"

December 17, 2011  |  By skiptil

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

Rarely drops a connection I like the smileys

Cons

Every time I open a message window I get a script error

Summary

Except for the script error it works fine.

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5 stars

"AWESOME!!!"

December 15, 2011  |  By Dougeb

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

Fast, secure, fun, involving and continually evolving.

Cons

I have yet to find anything bad with it.

Summary

I have been using Yahoo Messenger for almost 10 years now and they never cease to amaze me in how well they develop new versions. It seems like once they make the beta they have all of the bugs already worked out. It now accepts virtually all types of webcams and works with all OS. I am able to transfer relatively large files, share photos, play games, as well as customize everything so that it works for me. You can also choose to simply view your chatmate's webcam or go into a voice call or even go into a full on video call where the image quality is awesome providing both have a fast internet connection. If there were more stars here, Yahoo Messenger would by far take them all, in my opinion.

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1 stars

"Can only get the Download from India"

December 11, 2011  |  By snowbeard

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

everything a piece of garbage

Summary

I tried to download this junk and I got Yahoo Messenger India. I am in the United States

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3 stars

"I just do not use it much."

November 27, 2011  |  By kenneth_the_dark

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

I just do not use it much.

Cons

I just do not use it much.

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4 stars

"Easy to use."

November 17, 2011  |  By LA_Dirk

 |  Version: Yahoo Messenger 11.0.0.2014

Pros

Can be configured to suit your needs. Easy to send friends files, even very large ones that would not go via email.

Cons

I wish the little face would just turn blue instead of blink when I have a message waiting. Minor annoyance.

Summary

I like it a lot. Have been using it for many years.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date September 01, 2011
Date Added September 01, 2011
Version 11.0.0.2014
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 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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