Yahoo! Messenger may not be as commonly used as other instant messaging services, but it nonetheless offers users a wide range of excellent service and great features. As it is fully integrated with Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger requires the user to have a Yahoo! account. This is not only very easy to set up: it is also completely free. Once you have your Yahoo! account, the service imports all your contacts from your email account. It can also import contacts from a variety of other email services. Another advantage of the integration between Yahoo! Messenger and the email service is that you receive a notification each time you get a new email, so you won’t miss a thing. You can even get social network notifications.
The buddy list is really easy to use, listing both online and offline contacts. You need only to click on whatever contact you want to communicate with and you are ready to send instant messages. It is also easy to add new contacts. You just need to add their email address or Yahoo ID, or use the search option. Video chat is also available on Yahoo! Messenger, and the video and audio quality is very good.
But perhaps what really makes Yahoo! Messenger stand apart from its competitors is the wide range of plugins available: Weather, Music, Finance, Calendar, Radio, and much more. These can be very helpful and enhance the user’s experience of a great instant messaging client.
Yahoo! Messenger is Yahoo!’s instant messaging client. It enables users to communicate with other Yahoo! Messenger users via instant messages, as well as voice and video calls. Users can also utilize the service to call cell and landline phones, transfer files, send voicemails, text messages to cell phones, listen to internet radio and more. Yahoo! Messenger is fully integrated with Yahoo! Mail and can be accessed from it. Yahoo! Messenger utilizes contacts from Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger user are automatically notified when they receive an email on Yahoo! Mail. The user can also connect to Facebook.
Yahoo! Messenger’s interface is very simply laid out and easy to use. There are many add-ons and plug-ins available, enabling users to personalize the program’s interface. This includes exciting features like weather reports, stock market prices and more.
Yahoo! Messenger is frequently being updated and enhanced, having had many previous versions. It is free to download, as it is supported by ads. It is compatible with many operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, Symbian and iOS. It can be used in desktop and laptop computers, but also in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.