What is Yahoo Messenger and how does it work?

The new Yahoo Messenger is first an iOS and Android app. It lets you chat with your friends and create group conversations. Gone is the availability status, quirky screen names and other old metaphors. Now, Yahoo Messenger lets you chat with your friends just like you would in any other modern messaging app.

What are the features of Yahoo Messenger?


  • File sharing. Yahoo! Messenger offered file sending capabilities to its users.
  • Likes. The new Yahoo! Messenger added a like button to messages and media.
  • Unsend.
  • Group conversations (formerly Yahoo!
  • Voice and video.
  • Protocol.
  • URI scheme.
  • Interoperability.

What is Yahoo Messenger?

Yahoo lets you access Yahoo Messenger inside your browser-based Yahoo Mail inbox using the same Yahoo ID. You can go online or offline, respond to chat requests from clients, initiate conversations with employees and view a list of your online Yahoo contacts.

What is the meaning of Facebook Messenger?

Facebook Messenger is a FREE mobile messaging app used for instant messaging, sharing photos, videos, audio recordings and for group chats. The app, which is free to download, can be used to communicate with your friends on Facebook and with your phone contacts.

Is Yahoo chat still a thing?

Yahoo Messenger was an instant messaging service from Yahoo! that was provided for mobile devices through the smartphone app and desktop users through the web and a software program. Yahoo! shut down Yahoo Messenger on July 17, 2018.

What was before Yahoo Messenger?

Yahoo Pager (Later Yahoo Messenger) Formerly called Yahoo Pager back when it first came out, the tool was also launched alongside its popular Yahoo Chat feature for online chatrooms, which was retired in 2012.

What is the history of Yahoo Messenger?

Messenger dates back to Yahoo! Chat, which was a public chat room service. The actual client, originally called Yahoo! Pager, launched on March 9, 1998 and renamed to Yahoo! Messenger in 1999. The chat room service shut down in 2012.

What is the Yahoo Messenger Protocol (YMSG)?

The Yahoo! Messenger Protocol (YMSG) was the client’s underlying network protocol. It provided a language and series of conventions for software communicating with Yahoo!’s Instant Messaging service. In essence, YMSG performed the same role for Yahoo!’s IM as HTTP does for the World Wide Web. Unlike HTTP, however, YMSG was a proprietary protocol]

Is Yahoo Messenger the best IM client out there?

Yahoo Messenger is certainly one of the primitive IM clients out there but certainly not the best one. With time, good IM clients like Digsby and Imo.im have taken over who allow you to chat with Facebook, Twitter, Gtalk, Jabber, Windows Live and friends from other social networks all at one place.

What happened to chat rooms on Yahoo Messenger?

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.