Mac: 3.0.1 Beta build 35554 / July 20, 2011; 6 years ago ( 2011-07-20),.,,,,, and Website Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) was an -supported and provided. Yahoo Messenger was provided free of charge and could be downloaded and used with a generic 'Yahoo ID' which also allows access to other Yahoo! Services, such as, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email. Also offers PC-to-PC, PC-to-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories. Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo!
Pager on March 9, 1998. In addition to instant messaging features similar to those offered by, it also offers (on ) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of various cartoons such as or ), address-book integration and Custom Status Messages. It was also the first major IM client to feature BUZZing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized.
Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic 'Yahoo ID' which also allows access to other Yahoo! Services, such as Yahoo! Unsend a message, photo, video, or GIF in Yahoo Messenger. If you're having second thoughts about something you sent, Yahoo Messenger can help you take it back. Yahoo, Sunnyvale, California. The official Facebook page for Yahoo. We share the best content created by our network of properties. Share photos instantly, send GIFs and even unsend messages. It’s the fastest way to keep in touch with friends.
Yahoo Messenger also allows users to access Yahoo Chat Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public chat rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being changed/added/deleted. As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients.
The original Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August 5, 2016, with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were finally shut down sometime between the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their buddy/contact lists. Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Features [ ] File sharing [ ] Yahoo! Messenger offered file sending capabilities to its users. Files could be up to 2 GB each. Since the software's relaunch, only certain media files can be shared: photos, animated and videos.
It also allows album sharing, with multiple media files in one IM. The animated GIF feature integrates with, owned by Yahoo!
Likes [ ] The new Yahoo! Messenger adds a to messages and media. It is basic in functionality, adding a heart when clicked and listing contacts who added a like. Unsend [ ] The new Yahoo! Messenger allows messages to be unsent, deleting them from both the sender and the receiver's messaging page.
Group conversations (formerly Yahoo! Chat) [ ] The new Yahoo! Messenger allows private group conversations. Chat was a free online chat room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! Chat was first launched on January 7, 1997, as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very first release of Yahoo! On March 9, 1998, the first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo!
Chat among its features. It allowed users to create public chat rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons. In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users' ability to create their own chat rooms. The move came after in reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward. The story prompted several advertisers, including and, to pull their ads from Yahoo. On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other changes that the public chat rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012.