Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger


(4 stars)



50,000,000 - 100,000,000 downloads

  • Cross-platform chat
  • Free Voice and Video calls
  • Free international SMS
  • Some features are beta
  • Forceclosings and crashes
  • Need to install extra plug-in for video calls
  • Not supported by too many devices and Android OS versions
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Expert's Review

"Yahoo! Messenger becomes cross-platform Talk to your Facebook and Windows Live friends"

Reviewed by / Nov 27, 2014

Yahoo! Messenger is the official app for Android

Yahoo! Messenger for Android has been developed to perform almost the same as the desktop versions. Thus, you may give and receive free voice & video calls to/from your contacts. It has to be said though, that that feature is beta and doesn't work as good as it should so far. What you can do with not too many problems is chatting with your Yahoo! contacts as well as your Facebook friends. What's new, and we really appreciate is the possibility to talk to Windows Live friends (breaking the rivalry between both platforms down). As in the desktop version, you will be able to share photos and video throughout the app.

Once you install the app, it will ask you to download the last Voice and Video Plug-in to enable call features (it's needed). What's more, the video call feature requires Android 2.2 or later. Yahoo! Messenger allows you to send SMS but it's limited to some area that you can check in the developer description out.

Apart from that, we've noticed some catches, too many for being an official app of Yahoo!. First, most of its features are beta or doesn't work as we you should. Then, some forceclosings and crashes has been reported. And finally, it should be compatible with a wider range of devices and Android OS version.

Yahoo! Messenger has been developed by Yahoo! Inc, the well known corporation that own Yahoo! Browser, and which has developed for Android some apps like Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Weather, Yahoo! Answer, among others.

Yahoo! Messenger has to have its Android version since there are lots of Yahoo! users who want it. The problem is that the app is not up to expectations. Yahoo! should take it seriously and improve its performance to offer to its users also a great mobile experience.

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Developer's original description available here
The official Yahoo Messenger app for Android

- Free Voice & Video calls (Beta) †
- Chat with Facebook friends
- Free international SMS ††
- Share Photos & Video
- Chat with Windows Live friends
- Stay online on Android & PC at the same time, receive messages only where you are active †††

********* Important *********
You need to install the latest Yahoo Messenger Voice and Video Plug-in to enable the call features

† Video (Beta) requires OS 2.3 and the Yahoo Messenger Plug-in (OS2.2+ for myTouch 4G and EVO)

†† SMS text messages can be sent for free to phone numbers in USA, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Pakistan, Kuwait and Thailand

††† Currently supported with the latest Yahoo Messenger for PC


Recently changed in this version

- Security enhancements
- Security enhancements
- Security enhancements
- Better login error handling
- Security enhancements
- Security enhancements
- No ads: we've removed all graphical ads from Yahoo Messenger, so your experience is even more enjoyable.
- Performance and stability improvements

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Changelog and permissions

  • - Know where you approximately are.
  • - Know exactly where you are. It uses GPS.
  • - Know what access (wifi, 3G…) you have at every moment.
  • - Access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • - android.permission.ADD_ACCOUNTS
  • - Act as an AccountAuthenticator.
  • - Have access to the list of accounts linked to your device.
  • - Get info about the currently running tasks.
  • - Send and receive internet info.
  • - Manage the list of accounts linked to your device.
  • - Perform I/O operations over NFC (Near Field Communication).
  • - android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
  • - Read your contact data.
  • - android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • - Read the system log files. Usually used to collect crash and force close reports.
  • - Read phone state. Used to know whether you're in a call or not.
  • - Read the sync settings.
  • - Read the sync stats.
  • - Know if the system has finished booting.
  • - Monitor incoming SMS messages, to process them.
  • - Send SMS.
  • - Request authentication tokens from accounts linked to your phone.
  • - Use the vibrator.
  • - Prevent your device from sleeping or screen from dimming (turn brightness down).
  • - android.permission.WRITE_CALL_LOG
  • - Write, but not read unless allowed by another permission, your contacts data.
  • - Write whatever to your SD card.
  • - Read or write the system settings.
  • - Change the sync settings.
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    New version 1.8.8 released on 11/16/14.
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    New version 1.8.7 released on 08/25/14.
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    New version 1.8.6 released on 05/17/14.
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    New version 1.8.5 released on 05/10/14.
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    Becomes more popular. 50000000 downloads level reached on 04/22/14.
  • Changes
    Name changed from Yahoo! Messenger to Yahoo Messenger on 11/22/13.
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    New version 1.8.4 released on 11/13/13.
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    New version 1.8.3 released on 10/26/12.
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    New version 1.8.2 released on 10/13/12.
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    New version 1.8.1 released on 07/24/12.
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    New version 1.8.0 released on 06/28/12.
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    New version 1.7.0 released on 04/17/12.
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    New version 1.6.0 released on 03/06/12.
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    New version 1.5.2 released on 02/14/12.
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    New version 1.5.1 released on 01/18/12.
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    Becomes more popular. 10000000 downloads level reached on 12/31/11.
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    Becomes more popular. 5000000 downloads level reached on 12/11/11.
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    New version 1.5.0 released on 11/18/11.
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    New version 1.4 released on 04/22/11.
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    New version 1.3.2 released on 02/24/11.
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    New version 1.3.1 released on 12/18/10.
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    New version 1.3.0 released on 12/16/10.
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    New version 1.2.0 released on 11/10/10.
  • Changes
    Name changed from Yahoo! Messenger for Android to Yahoo! Messenger on 11/07/10.
  • + downloads
    Becomes more popular. >250000 downloads level reached on 08/04/10.
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    New version 1.0.2 released on 07/25/10.
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    New version 1.0.1 released on 07/09/10.
  • + downloads
    Becomes more popular. 50000-250000 downloads level reached on 07/09/10.
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    First appearance on 07/02/10.

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    by Alisk on 01/06/2013

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    by tapmytab on 24/08/2012

    This is great, I use all these applications on my Wondertab! Its AMAZING! I got it to replace my ipad and have not changed back!!

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    by Gemini6kl on 10/08/2012

    Its not up to stnrd with yahoo msgr for iphn i noticed since i switched i have a big delay in rcving msgs sometimes and the video call feature does not work it rings but i cant answer the call . i dont know why they can't fix these issues i mean come on.

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    by siva.tarus99 on 04/05/2011

    Is this available for XOOM?

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    by Salvador.A on 29/04/2011

    Messenger Ver-1.4 can't switch to front-facing-camera. It defaults to back-facing-cam. Video-chat sucks. Voice-chat works Ok. I installed Ver-1.4 in my Galaxy Tab GT1000M16 tablet with Android2.2 , WIFI,3G, Bell-Canada network.

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    by reggiechas on 26/04/2011

    cant work on Galaxy Ace. so i have to use EBUDDY....
    I really dissappointed

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    by mujeeb mnjeri on 27/11/2014