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 6.0 or higher
†† Video is available for the iPhone & iPod touch
††† Recipients of SMS may be charged by their carriers
Yahoo does not offer communication services in Switzerland. In order to use the Messenger App you need to register a Yahoo account in a foreign country. You are subject to the applicable terms of service and governing law.
What's New in Version 2.2.9
• Security enhancements
• Support for retina display sizes
I had to resort to JAILBREAKING my phone to gain root access in order to remove this abomination from my iphone4. It repeatedly froze my phone and it was utterly impossible to use the device again until I took the phone apart and removed the battery.
Once the device was up and running again, I could not delete the app by any normal means. When I tried to uninstall it the proper way, it would lock the device up. The phone would remain unusable until I rebooted it.
This software is an unmitigated nightmare and should be avoided at all possible costs. Were I a regular user without my 35+ years of expereince repairing computer hardware, I would have had to take the phone in and pay someone to repair it. And even at that, the steps I had to resort to in order to remove this malware would void the warranty on a newer device. Thankfully, my phone is old and out of warranty but users of newer phones should be aware that this application is potentially dangerous and could render their machines useless without repairs that will void one's warranty. Avoid this malware at all possible costs until these issues are resolved.
So much for user friendly
There really should be a "zero" stars option for train wrecks like this newest release of Messenger. I doubted that I was the only one experiencing problems with the latest version, and a scan of recent reviews suggests I was right. I'd love to hear an explanation, from the author of the user specs for this version, that justifies eliminating landscape mode. Does anyone at Yahoo own an iPad? During user acceptance testing, were there no complaints regarding the loss of this fairly essential (and basic) functionality?
If not, the members of that team should be fired for incompetence.
I'm also experiencing the same challenges signing on that have been mentioned in previous reviews. I'm sure I'll figure out a way to sign in... eventually, assuming I don't give up and trash the program completely.
Until they do a new release, if you don't already have it. Skip it. If you haven't upgraded yet, DON'T. This version is a hot mess. If this is a sample of the type of quality product Yahoo is hoping will make them relevant again... They need to seriously rethink their goals, because this is a prime example of why Google and other development firms ate their lunch.
Horrendous - Should have left good enough alone
I’ve used this app for years and it BOGGLES my mind that Yahoo would release this without proper QA - and it’s evident they did. Being that they had a “good enough” app, this is unacceptable. The iPhone app continuously crashes, when logging off one device and selecting the option to “log off all” it doesn’t work AND that option appears every time you try to log off, and likely related to this issue ...when you “log off” you often still appear available to others. The iPad app (as others have mentioned) doesn’t work in landscape mode. And lastly, the app seems to randomly get hung up as you move between wi-fi and 4G. These issues don’t make up for the slightly cleaner look and feel. Sure hope they are working on updates ……fast.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: May 09, 2014
- Version: 2.2.9
- Size: 13.4 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Seller: Yahoo! Inc.
- © 2014
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.