It also allows album sharing, with multiple media files in one IM. Chat was a free online chat room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! The move came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia.The animated GIF feature integrates with Tumblr, owned by Yahoo! Messenger adds a like button to messages and media. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo.
The company is still working on a way to allow users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against abuse As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.
Yahoo's software previously allowed users with newer versions (8 through 10) to use webcams.
The Live Messenger contacts will appear as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.
There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. As of April 18, 2014, games were removed from Yahoo Messenger.
M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo! Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email. also offers PC-to-PC, PC-to-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories. Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! In addition to instant messaging features similar to those offered by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of various cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom Status Messages.
Another recently added feature is customized avatars.
On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised experiences for its users. It allowed users to create public chat rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.
Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. Messenger offers file sending capabilities to its users. Since the software's relaunch, only certain media files can be shared: photos, animated GIFs and videos. Chat was first launched on January 7, 1997, as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very first release of Yahoo! On March 9, 1998, the first public version of Yahoo! In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users' ability to create their own chat rooms.
It is basic in functionality, adding a heart when clicked and listing contacts who added a like. Messenger allows messages to be unsent, deleting them from both the sender and the receiver's messaging page. quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products experiences and of course, create new ones." Until the chat rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Yahoo has since closed down the chat.site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo!