Yahoo! Messenger 11 allows you to chat to your Yahoo! and Facebook friends via instant messaging.
To bring Yahoo! Messenger up to date, Facebook chat has been integrated into the latest version, along with social games like Mafia Wars. You can now use video chat in full-screen mode, and the 'Always On' feature means you'll stay connected whether on mobile, at home or at work.
You can of course update your Facebook status from Yahoo! Messenger, and also on Yahoo! What hasn't changed from the previous version is the amount of bloat in the app. Some people may appreciate the shared videos, social games (as shown in the video here), radio stations, emoticons, search bar and so on. However, all this stuff adds a lot of weight to the Yahoo! Messenger, and it feels unsophisticated today. The video call quality in Yahoo! Messenger is pretty good, however, and in fact if it stuck to being a chat app, we would recommend it more highly!
The amplification of social aspects in Yahoo! Messenger isn't a revolution. If you love all the bells and whistles, you'll love this app, but many people will find it annoying and intrusive.
- Pros +
- Amazing video quality!
- Highly customizable
- Great privacy settings
- Cons -
- Animated backgrounds are ad-ridden
- Long installation process
- Too much bloat
- File size:
- 431 KB
- Yahoo | More programs (34)
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Communication software > Instant Messaging
User rating:23 User reviews
I dont like the new yahoo messenger that is used on windows 10. I've been using yahoo messenger back since 2000-2001, not sure exactly when i started, but been a faithful user since. This new one is terrible. Doesnt work well with what I do online. I noticed that I can't even use webcam with my friends anymore. I can't tell if any of my friend are online or offline. I prefer the old version, unless there's a newer versions coming out soon with the old features backdd
I think the new application is horrible to put it mildly. I have Windows 8.1 and the other day there was a huge MS update and the old version was not working right anymore..now I can't see if my friend is on line or writing to me..it used to show this or if there was a message waiting for me but that part disappeared too..it is just beyond horrible..why mess with something that works well just to end up being like everyone else..be smart and make some changes to this application..I can barely stand it now..it is now just another icon on my laptop. The phone was bad enough but the laptop is worse for this app. Obviously no one learns the lesson that MS did when they messed with Windows 7 and now how to come out with Windows 10 which still has some problems. Yahoo Messenger used to stand out as being better the rest..now you are the same as the rest..that is not progress.