Yahoo! Messenger - free SMS, video & voice calls
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Stay connected with your friends—anytime, anywhere with Yahoo! Messenger.† Whether they’re on the iPad, mobile or PC, call them with free voice and video.†† 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††
• Works with Windows Live: Add MSN Messenger contacts to your Messenger list and manage all your contacts in one place
• Always On: Stay signed in to your chats on your iDevice and Messenger 11 for Windows at the same time - receive messages only where you are active
• 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 3GS/4, iPod Touch 4, and iPad 2
††† Recipients of SMS may be charged by their carriers
What's New in Version 2.2.8
• Copy and paste text from Yahoo! Messenger to other apps
• Performance and stability improvements
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.