Yahoo Messenger - Chat and share instantly


Social Networking


This app was last updated on: Jun 15, 2017
TapNova doesn't recommend this app.   
New in version 2.9.1

Tag other people in your group by typing or tapping @, followed by the person’s name. This is great for responding to a specific person in your conversation, and it will send them a dedicated notification to get their attention (even if they've muted the conversation).

Fixed a crash users were experiencing with the previous update.


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 Tumblr
• “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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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.
Last update
spunkkat on 5/29/2017
Can't sign out of app since last update.
What have you done?
Dmf87 on 5/25/2017
No online indicator? No way to add/remove contacts? No more voice/video chatting?No way to set your own online status anymore AND now asking for our phone numbers?? Why??? Yahoo messenger used to be pretty awesome when it had all the old features now it's essentially a glorified texting app. I can do that already! Bring back the old features that made this app awesome, now it's pointless.
Deora89 on 5/24/2017
I got to say it does the job to send a message but I wish you could voice call like the old one or video chat
Hit and miss
NoOneElseButMe on 5/22/2017
Some messages come through right away and others get lost. Needs a little tweaking
obriejo on 5/16/2017
It's okay for what I need. Doesn't have 'contact is online/offline' capability but I guess that's not ever coming. Otherwise, works for what I need...
Broken Features
Notifications NEVER work! 🖕🏼👎🏼🖕🏼
Needs upgrades
Frosty2829 on 4/28/2017
I got an Email lately from Yahoo stating that a new version of messenger is coming. If so it could not get here soon enough. Yahoo also created Skype, just turn messenger into a version of Skype I like Skype, I friend all over the world it works very well. But some do not want to use Skype and still uses messenger . So just upgrade okay fix this your Yahoo you can be better than this
I don't like the new yahoo is so bad I can't see my email when someone sand to me 😭
A m h e on 4/28/2017
I don't like the new yahoo is so bad I can't see my email when someone sand to me 😭
Love my Messager
rita_66 on 4/23/2017
It's been a while since I've used messenger, so all the updates are a pleasant surprise. Good job with the improvements
Just not the same as the old messenger!
Rockstar 1965 on 4/19/2017
This app is terrible! I miss the old yahoo messenger! They should have never done away with a good thing.
DianaLaniWindsor on 4/18/2017
OMG!!! Love!!!
Terrible app
Soulja Kay on 4/18/2017
Bring back the old yahoo messager
It's a good app, not great
BahBan on 4/17/2017
I have been using yahoo for years. Their earlier version messenger on your desktop/laptop was good. Then that started to be ify. The apps version just aren't up to par. They crash a lot. I have yet to use the app and the desktop version that is consistent. My use is limited for that reason.
Bad app
Packard3333 on 4/11/2017
Brings all the contacts of the email without permission, and the contacts of the contacts, and, cannot get rid of them. Don't want to block, want to get rid of them for good. It is a mess. One star is too many.
Former supporter 4747 on 4/7/2017
This version is terrible! You need to go back to the previous version! It had useable options that this one does not.
Works good
Miss Yizzle on 4/6/2017
I'm happy with the recent features they added. App is working fine for me.
Still preferred
Woofoe on 4/6/2017
Despite UI changes, I feel more comfortable with this messenger than any other.
Yahoo messenger
Eric e mann on 4/6/2017
Excellent and easy to use
Working well!
Nates-Sweetpea on 4/5/2017
I've only been invited to use this app within the last few days so not very long, but is working really well and I love all the bells and whistles that come with it to add a bit of pizzaz to my texts!
sail321 on 4/5/2017
Nice that you can like and unsend messages
Terrible no good app
Confused over here on 4/4/2017
I wish I could rate negative stars. I only use this app because 2 or 3 of my friends are "hold outs" and continue to it. I only sign into it to communicate with them and thankfully it is not very frequently. This is the worst or maybe one of the worst messenger apps out there. Confused over here as to why Yahoo! took a good app and replaced it with something not many people want. Just announce you're decommissioning the messenger app if you don't want it instead of chasing users away with this horrible version.
I really don't know
Jasmine & John on 3/31/2017
Ware is the video calling on it? Ware is the audio calling? Please add this.
Does this app take the place of the old Messenger app because I can't sign into my old one
Update for iphone on 3/29/2017
Thank you
Worst app! DON'T DOWNLOAD!!!
ScalTrojan96 on 3/27/2017
TERRIBLE APP!!! Don't download! What happened to all the user info for all the individual contacts? How do we send an SMS message like the old app did?
Noskate38 on 3/27/2017
I love this fast and great options
NikkieLynn on 3/22/2017
The app no longer notifies me when I have messages so unless I'm checking it every five minutes, I miss a ton of things.
Login issues
Andmel30 on 3/17/2017
I'm using my iPadAir and cannot login at all. Username and password are correct. I've removed and redownloaded app, etc. Please fix this.
Bronson_E on 3/15/2017
The new messenger app is terrible as it has next to no flexibility beyond sending and receiving emails and adding friends. There seems to be no way to delete history. The old app I have on my computer doesn't sync with the contact changes I make there with the app on my phone. It is a shame to see a once cutting edge company faltering.
Can't get it right
GiftedHunter on 3/4/2017
Good bye to all my conversations. Whatever happened to Yahoo?
Works well for chatting
kberry3940 on 3/4/2017
The new version has a nice look to is and works smoothly for chatting. However, as other reviewers mentioned, they removed some of the features that were nice to have, such as the "light" that told you when people were online. A video option would also be great.
Connection issue
Jb0401 on 3/1/2017
This app is consistently having issues connecting! Please fix this problem
Love this App!
Mani tubby on 2/28/2017
Works nice and easy.
Video call , voice call and...
Ashkan 181 on 2/26/2017
Pls add video call , voice call , voice message and offline/online !!!
Horrible changes!
Harcie on 2/23/2017
Wth happened to the easy to use Yahoo Messenger!? This one doesn't even make sense. I've used messenger for years because of its options and user friendly, and I knew when my friends were around. Not even sure where to start with this one!
Who's there?
Kikianddiamond on 2/21/2017
Messenger has gone down hill. All bells and whistles are gone. You can't see what friends are on or not.
Good app
Jxnxbj on 2/16/2017
I like the app. It's cool
Why are some very basic features no longer available
Sjhbillsfan on 2/16/2017
You used to be able to see who is on and who isn't. Now you can't. If you want to fix something. Fix that.
Btent on 2/14/2017
This is a pretty good app when it works. Unfortunately there are times messages don't go through. Do not always get alerts. People with whom I've had no contact will automatically show up in my contact list and I cannot figure out how to delete them from the app. They are not listed in my Yahoo contacts so I don't know where they are coming from. All in all, It is an easy app to use.
grpdiver on 2/13/2017
I used YIM as my primary chat programs for more than 10 years. I rarely use it now because I can't see who is online. Why would I send an IM to someone not online? The "I" is for "instant." If the recipient is not online, it's not instant. I would use an email.
Get the yahoo messenger availability icon back
Tlee olowoo on 2/12/2017
We need yahoo webcam..I need to see my friend on webcam...please..Listen messenger will loose so much customer because of this new messenger...we need to see who is online..the icon of the availability is very important..get the icon back on track..I have more than 553 contact on yahoo messenger..all of us has decided to leave yahoo messenger because of the availability of the online icon...we are moving to another social network messenger...if you want us know what to do..get the availability online icon back...bye bye to dead yahoo messenger
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Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Yahoo! Inc.
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Released: Dec 03, 2015
  • Current Version Released: Jun 15, 2017
  • Version: 2.9.1
  • Size: 52 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 9+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • 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;