Version 9 of the popular Instant Messaging client Yahoo Messenger just got released. This is a Final version (not a beta) of the app and is now directly downloadable from Yahoo’s official site. Yahoo’s download however is a web setup; you download a 425kb setup application to your HDD and the rest of the required files are downloaded through this setup program. Web setup could be a pain in the ass for users who own multiple PCs or those who are on low bandwidth connections. In any case we have included download links to the full standalone/offline installer below.
Yahoo! Messenger is a popular advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!, that allows you to see when friends come online and to send them instant messages. It also can alert you to new e-mail in your Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Personals accounts, or when you have upcoming events recorded in your Yahoo Calendar. Yahoo Messenger offers firewall support, a standby mode that minimizes the program until an Internet connection is made, the ability to save and print your conversations, and a tabbed interface that provides quick access to your favorite stocks, news, and sports scores. Yahoo! also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories.
- Easier ways to stay up to date: See more updates from your friends in the detailed Messenger list
- Show off your status: Easily add links and emoticons to your status messages
- Watch videos together: Share videos from popular sites and watch them with friends right in your IM window
- Instant message with one friend, or conference in a bunch
- Send text messages (SMS) to friends' mobile phones for free*
- Join a chat room to meet new friends while you discuss your favorite topics
- Make free PC-to-PC calls and PC-to-phone calls for as low as 1¢ a minute (plus free voicemail!)
- Use the built-in media player to watch web videos and view photos with friends
- Show your style with emoticons, Avatars, audibles and IMVironments
- Share securely with automatic file scanning for users of Norton AntiVirus or Internet Security 2007/2008
Click Here] to download Yahoo Messenger 9 v18.104.22.1682 complete standalone installer (14.8MB) directly from Yahoo Servers.
[Click Here] to download Yahoo Messenger 9 v22.214.171.1242 Web Installer from official page.