10,000,000 - 50,000,000 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
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.
- 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:
- 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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Comments and ratings for Yahoo! Messenger
I can not use the mobile messenger at all. Does not allow me to set status (away, busy, online etc) but more importantly I can't even send an IM. Will not go through no matter what I do. Have tried reinstalling, all the normal try to fix it routines. Ver
Good messenger aplication
It's really a huge issue since YM! used to work like a charm. Now it hangs all the time. Please think of an update sooner!
I hate this apps.. cannot log in.. !!!
I use this program every day! It was great. Now it sucks!!! I need to be able to access at anytime. And either I'm not receiving my text. Or recipient doesn't receive mine. Please, please fix!!! Someone gets paid way to much to do this I'm sure!!!! And no
Delayed receiving of messages! :( Pls fix asap
Stuck Loading contacts!! Cant receive any messages!!