Yahoo Messenger - Free chat


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Current Version (104)
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App last updated Oct 08, 2017
New in version 2.10

With this update, we improved compatibility with iOS 11. We've also made improvements to the GIF experience, as well as performance and bug fixes.


The all-new Yahoo Messenger is the fastest, easiest way to chat and share lots of photos, videos, and animated GIFs instantly. Plus, now you can unsend messages – yes, you can take it all back!

More than just a messenger:
• Chat one on one or in groups
• Yes, take backs! Tap "Unsend" to remove photos and messages from a conversation
• Instantly share lots of videos and high-resolution photos in one go
• Swipe to view photos and videos beautifully displayed in a carousel
• Search and browse curated categories of animated GIFs from Tenor
• “Like” messages and photos in the conversation
• Offline/low connectivity mode – anything you share will be posted once you’re back online

Yahoo Messenger is also available for your computer at

Using the previous version of Yahoo Messenger? Go to to learn more about the new changes.

Yahoo Messenger is optimized for use with VoiceOver.

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Video issue
NikkieLynn on 3/15/2018
I can no longer view of download video with latest update. Using iPhone 6s Plus.
Ninjalotus17 on 3/12/2018
Can we add a “seen @ 10:00am” type thing or something that indicates when it was seen... and somehow add in the email address to the messenger
Doesn't even work. Doesn't let me sign in.
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!3221 on 2/22/2018
"There was a problem signing in, try again later" please fix.
This app is THE BEST, but you know what would make it better?
707EXTREME on 2/8/2018
I love this app! It's my most used application on my phone. But it would be really nice if you could set a background in the chat. Not the cover photo but a background. That would just be amazing and I've wanted the feature for a long time! Please contemplate adding that or something like it. Also I'm sick of being logged out over and over again, it tells me I'm not signed in and the app crashes, I'm not sure if it's a bug but it's very aggravating. I hope you guys can get it fixed.........Best, 707
I would give it a 0....
Paulie11111111 on 2/5/2018
Why on earth is the point since they got rid of chat rooms?
Coloradocrazy71 on 1/17/2018
What happened to the old chat rooms where you can talk to local people
16 years using yahoo
Ragr ibrahim on 12/30/2017
I have use yahoo since 2002
Waste of time
Tulane king on 12/24/2017
It’s doesn’t even download.
No sound notifications. Please fix.
rlp23 on 12/1/2017
App will NOT access
Dafacct on 11/20/2017
Just set up a messenger account and downloaded this app for new iPad 10.5 (2017)........but, get error message that says “try again”......garbage app. No wonder yahoo has had their woes and cannot stay competitive in the arena of IT!!
can not log on, always says please try again later
Seagulls95! on 11/9/2017
I recently opened a yahoo mail account and then downloaded the mail and messenger apps, the mail app works fine but the messenger doesn’t allow me to log on at all, kind of disappointing. I hope you are able to fix this soon.
I can’t even get on
lnemack on 10/26/2017
It keeps giving me a Try Again on the open screen. Then it gives me an error message. Stating there was a problem activating your account
Unsatisfied customer
Kulibangbang77 on 10/26/2017
I like the old version better. The new one is just boring and dead. I’ve been a very loyal YM customer for 12+years. But I’m deleting you now and look for a much better reliable messenger to connect to my love ones anywhere in the world ☹️
Don't waste your time
Clasef99 on 10/13/2017
The chat rooms are gone! How are you going to meet new people. What a joke!
xStrangeAllies on 10/12/2017
Don't even waste your time. There is no contact list, conversations are all over the place. People are not receiving messages from me. The whole thing is awful! Yahoo doesn't care, they were bought by Verizon. AND it’s not working properly after the iOS 11 update even though they did a fix for it.
Bring back the chat rooms
Carolsummersun on 10/9/2017
Please bring back the chat rooms .. they were so much fun !!
Where are the emojis???
Shellyd6477 on 10/6/2017
Where are all the old animated emojis??? That was one of the best parts of Yahoo Messenger!
Not working
ddreys214 on 9/7/2017
What's going on with this app?! It's not working at all......please update as soon as possible
Terrible update
calmserenity on 9/7/2017
App will no longer open.
No landscape and no older iOS support there. on 8/26/2017
The best apps based on text interface support landscape on the phones. This does not and its awkward to use as a result. A large company such as Yahoo can certainly afford the development for multiple screen resolutions to support landscape mode AND support older iOS devices. On the upside, my notifications seem to work just fine.
Fake positive reviews
Notapaidreviewer on 8/20/2017
No free messenger to landline calls. App is redundant. Time for yahoo to retire this app. It's pointless.
soohatt on 8/15/2017
Not cool
Yirkl on 8/13/2017
Not cool at all that you guys kicked all of us out that do not have iPads that will update to the iOS 10. Been a user for years, now denied to even have the app. First took messenger away from PC. Now this? I can't afford a new iPad just so I can update to current iOS.
LoviBuilder on 8/9/2017
ريدين توش
The older iPads
Rg2137 on 8/5/2017
I really enjoy this app but it says I need 10.0 update for my iPad. My iPad says I am up to date with version 9.3.3 please fix miss my friends
Touch ID
Bee06082 on 8/4/2017
I never use touch id for app access. This is only option to access msgr. Please remove.
Not Receiving Notifications
asor0908 on 8/2/2017
Have not been receiving notifications of new messages since late last week. Please look into this and fix asap.
Current Update - no notifications
TerracottaRose on 8/1/2017
I love this app, but I have noticed that since the update neither the PC version or the app version provide notifications as they did before. Please fix!!!
plara76 on 7/31/2017
Alert notifications not working please fix
No notifications
ashhdad on 7/30/2017
Don't get notifications since the update, it makes this app useless
Can't get notifications from contacts in the latest version of messenger.
Desertrosecactus on 7/29/2017
Needs to be fixed.
Doesn't give me notifications
Incognito187 on 7/29/2017
This latest update sometimes gives me notifications and other times it doesn't Please fix this.
Since update
ScoutsCapeMom on 7/28/2017
No longer receiving notifications. 😕
lpj9 😘😋😎 on 7/26/2017
Every time I put in my email or phone number it doesn't it's so frustrating I recommend that u do not get this u will be totally stressed worst app ever👎🏾😾👎🏾👎🏾👎🏾😤😠😡👿👿👿👿
Great App
JefferyRandall12345 on 7/22/2017
I like this app because you can text and call for free without having a phone number only an email. Great for people who cant afford T-Mobile, Verizon, etc
Can't log in to accounts now
Thejaymart2 on 7/19/2017
Crashes every time I try to access my accounts... tried reinstalling with same results.
Liked the old yahoo im better
suesue958 on 7/14/2017
This is not user friendly and I don't hardly use it as much as I did!! Hope they change some things otherwise I won't use it at all. 😔
Only getting worse - Old contacts have been removed!
Lonlyb0y on 7/8/2017
This has only gotten worse. It's useless. I've decided it's so bad I'm removing it. It's just a fancy text messaging app now.
Xpliset on 7/7/2017
Bring back the original please. Where's the webcam option, Why can't I log off of this without logging off of email. Please fix this app. Why did you have to downgrade this from the original. You took away everything that people like to add useless features like gifs
David G J on 6/30/2017
Does not work like the old messenger not worth downloading
Simple but great
Croweater for life on 6/22/2017
It's streamline and easy to use. I'm eager to see what else will be added in the future. But I hope some of the simplicity stays.
World B. Free on 6/20/2017
Latest update broke my push notifications. Kind of the point of this app to receive those.
Disappointing features
Mel8895 on 6/18/2017
This app needs a lot of work! The primary feature they need to add is allowing users to see when someone on the friends list is online or not. This is one of the most basic/essential functions of any messenger. I was actually shocked when I realized I couldn't tell if someone is online. The FAQ section says it doesn't do this because it functions more like Facebook messenger. Only issue with that is that Facebook messenger shows who is available. One of the worst messenger apps I've used.
I miss the old yahoo messenger
Isvhara on 6/18/2017
Really really miss the old yahoo messengers, it used to be my fav messagings apps, now its gone
Old Buddy List is MIA!
Libertyforall on 6/15/2017
My old buddy list is completely missing and this new Messenger is completely worthless. FAIL! 😡
Since update all it does is crash on the iPhone
nanci03 on 6/15/2017
Do not update do not update constantly crashing on the iPhone when using voice text messaging
MsChris1221 on 6/15/2017
App will not let me send more than a couple of messages and it closes down and I have to start over. This was not happening at all in the previous version. Used to be fine but now is a completely frustrating experience. FIX THIS NOW YAHOO! I have tried deleting and reinstalling and it has not helped at all.
Death of a former friend
InsaneWatcher on 6/14/2017
This app used to be a great friend of mine, it let me keep in touch with friends around the world. It is now currently useless. Unusable garbage is what they have turned my former friend into. RIP Yahoo Messenger
Yahoo Messenger
Darlene055 on 6/5/2017
Love this app I've had a couple problems but otherwise it's a great Way to communicate with others
99hotdog on 5/29/2017
Verizon know better not to buy Yahoo. Verizon is making the biggest mistake ever. Back off Verizon. Yahoo need to stay being a website. Verizon is a huge joke. Stay away Verizon and get a life. I love using yahoo mail. Verizon is a dumb stupid name. I hope Verizon goes bankrupt because of there poor decision. Yahoo needs another 10 year on the internet.
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Yahoo! Inc.
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Released: Dec 03, 2015
  • Current Version Released: Oct 08, 2017
  • Version: 2.10
  • Size: 51.8 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 9+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Languages: Arabic; Bengali; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Gujarati; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Kannada; Korean; Malay; Marathi; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;
  • Parental Advisory: Mild Profanity or Crude Humor;