Yahoo! Messenger - free SMS, video & voice calls
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Stay connected with your friends—anytime, anywhere with Yahoo! Messenger.† Send free international text messages.††† Or share photos and videos with your Messenger contacts in real-time.
Smart features include:
• Voice and Video: Make free voice and video calls to your Yahoo! Messenger contacts††
• Multitasking: A notification alerts you when an IM arrives, even when the app is running in the background
• Send free international SMS messages: Text your friends in the USA, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Pakistan, Kuwait and Thailand †††
• Show and tell: Capture and share photos and video in real-time
† Requires iOS 4.0 or higher
†† Video is available for the iPhone & iPod touch
††† Recipients of SMS may be charged by their carriers
What's New in Version 2.2.8
• Security enhancements
Perfect for what I needed!!!
I seen several reviews regarding negativity about video calls and crashes, .... I haven't used the video call so it will not be part of my review. And I haven't had any problems with crashing *fingers crossed*
With that said, I live in an area that doesn't have very good cellular signal. So texting is a pain.. I have to either walk outside or prop my phone up in a window. I downloaded this app to use at home in place of texting. I can now simply message people on their cell phones and they can reply back as a text. Yet I don't have to have cellular signal (it's using wifi) .... It's absolutely perfect for that. I can now message people all I want without seeing the dreaded FAILED message :). If you live in a low signal area but have home wifi I greatly recommend this :)
I love it but...
I absolutely love the simplicity of the app, but it needs some updates like, yesterday. But its manageable.
If u could make it so it doesn't crash when u touch the screen when u open the app,
Also, being able to delete my call list for video calls would be safe.
Thats all i can think for fixing at this time, regardless, i love the app, so please fix??
--------adding on to reviews like a few months later at least??------------
Still all the above should be corrected.
Also, when i paste something, it sends the msg right away- i have to edit msg in my notepad before copy and paste in message.
The smiley faces arent animated. :(
Oh, and why does desktop get more faces than mobile.
I still love this app and use it daily. I just wish it was a bit more updated. Especially since i dont use facebook anymore.
This app crashes almost every single time! It crashes when I open it, crashes when I close it. In fact, sometimes it will even freeze the iOS for awhile. I'm currently running iPhone 5 iOS 6.1, but I have been using this app since iPhone 4 and the crashing issue has always been the same despite device/iOS changes. Yahoo claims to have incorporated "performance and stability" updates as of Sep 2012, but guess what this messenger is still missing... Stability!
Seriously, this app is garbage. I am actually writing this because I'm utterly disgusted with the high crash/freeze for years now. It's a shame my wife uses this to talk to me and her family or I would remove it from my device forever and bad mouth Yahoo's name everywhere I go.
Dear Developer: Fix your crap Yahoo! You could try testing your app first before you publish it. Oh, and iPhone 5 resolution/support would be nice too, but honestly, I could care less about that if you could just get this cruddy app stable.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Sep 20, 2012
- Version: 2.2.8
- Size: 18.8 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Seller: Yahoo! Inc.
- © 2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.