Yahoo! Messenger 11.5.0.228

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Stay in touch with your friends and family while sharing favorite photos using one of the most popular instant messaging applications
Yahoo! Messenger - In order to be able to use Yahoo! Messenger, you will need to specify your Yahoo! username and password
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Although there are a lot of instant messengers out there, possibilities are still limited, since it all comes down to just a few big names such as Microsoft (and its MSN Messenger), Yahoo!, Skype and a few others. Yahoo!, for instance, has one of the most popular instant messaging applications out there, with millions of people now using Yahoo! Messenger in every corner of the world.

Stay in touch with friends and share files

Basically, Yahoo! Messenger is a software solution that allows users to send and receive messages via an Internet connection, but the application has evolved so much lately that it is now a lot more than that. It comes with built-in photo sharing, file transfer capability, video calling support, online gaming, skins and many others.

The setup process should not be too difficult when choosing the offline installer. If one goes for the file downloader provided by Yahoo, they need to remember to double check their options, because it might offer some changes to the browser and the default search engines.

Once the installation is complete, one simply needs to input their Yahoo! username and password, and they can start chatting. Those who get annoyed by the Yahoo! Insider window that pops out every time they log in can disable it using the 'Preferences' menu.

Personalize the interface and your profile

Yahoo! Messenger’s interface relies on the same elements as all the other instant messaging apps out there. There is a contact list for viewing who is online, along with a few options for picking a status message or a user image (commonly referred to as an avatar).

When opening a chat window, one can easily type messages, send files just by dragging them in the conversation window, share photos, start a video call, play a game and many other activities just with a single click. Furthermore, the latest versions also come with Facebook integration to track your contacts’ activity on the popular social network service.

To sum it up

All in all, Yahoo! Messenger remains a top choice in the instant messaging category and it is seriously worth a try for those looking for a free way to chat on the Internet. It takes socializing to a new level, giving you the possibility to exchange more than words.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 4th, 2014


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license type:
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operating system(s):
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C: \ Internet \ Chat \ Instant Messaging
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What's New in version 11.5.0.152
  • Tabbed IMs – One of the most highly sought after features! We heard you loud and clear that being able to effectively organize and manage your conversations is important. No more clutter or juggling – with tabbed IMs, you get to chat with all your friends from one easy and convenient window..
  • Improved Spam Management – We hate spam as much as you do, and our battle against it is an ongoing one. If you have been receiving invitations from random strangers, you can now ignore multiple add requests with a single click.
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Yahoo! Messenger - Instant messaging allows you to quickly exchange messages with your online friends. Unlike e-mail, ...

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