Gone are the pre-Web 2.0 days of Yahoo! Chat and welcome to the arrival of the successor, known as Yahoo! Messenger. Back in the day, it was ICQ that lead the IM craze and today Microsoft rules that roost with MSN Messenger, but Yahoo! has added a lot of interesting features to its instant messenger contender, one of which we liked a lot: Yahoo's Cam-to-Cam video chat feature (pictured here).
The client looks pretty good, but we found it slow to say the least. The layout is clean and organized and easy to get around in.
The messenger also features voice mail which is pretty cool. When you're not around, friends can leave you messages so you can get back to them.. though not a viable replacement for real voicemail, but it does actually support leaving voice messages for retrieval on certain types of smartphone.
Like all real messenger clients, Yahoo! messenger also supports filesharing, so sending music or pictures to your family in Europe or Asia is as easy as a few mouse clicks.
Everything we tested on Yahoo! messenger was free, so no reason not to give it a try.
From Yahoo!:Yahoo! Messenger is an efficient instant messaging client which will allow you to communicate with all the users you wish without taking into account the part of the world where they are.
This application not only gives the possibility to talk with the users you wish but also to send and receive files, photos, to hold video conferences or voice communications.
Yahoo! Messenger has several and interesting functions such as to send messages to non connected users or to leave a voice mail in the mobile...Yahoo! Messenger 188.8.131.52
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for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. Yahoo! Messenger is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
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