New Yahoo Messenger looks great on the iPad

Yahoo released a new version of Yahoo Messenger last night that's optimized for iPad with video and voice calling.

Last night, Yahoo announced the update for the Yahoo Messenger app to work with the iPad, adding voice and video calling for iPad 2 owners, a sleek new iPad-optimized interface, and improved spam management that lets you block one or all add requests from a single view.

Yahoo Messenger (Universal) had already been available on the iPhone and iPod Touch since April 2009. But with this Universal update, iPad users will no longer have to use the unoptimized iPhone client on their larger iPad screens.

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The new Yahoo Messenger layout looks great on the larger iPad screen. (Credit: Screenshot by Jason Parker/CNET)

No longer just for instant messages, Yahoo Messenger lets you share photos and videos, make free voice calls to other Yahoo Messenger users, and you can communicate with friends and family whether they're on a PC, Android phone, or any other Yahoo Messenger compatible device.

As a universal app, you can update Yahoo Messenger by hitting Update in the iTunes store or downloading the latest version directly. iPhone and iPod Touch users will also receive feature updates and fixes by downloading the latest version.

About Jason Parker

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.