Features

Check out the chart below to see all of the features that are available in the various versions of Yahoo Messenger. Or use the menu below to view features for a specific version.

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Instant Messaging: Send instant messages in real-time to your friends on Yahoo or Windows Live™ Messenger.

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Photo Sharing: Share photos from your desktop or Flickr, then discuss them over IM while you and a friend view them together.

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PC-to-PC Calls: Make a voice call to another Yahoo Messenger user for free (microphone and speakers/headset required).

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Webcam: Plug in your webcam to share live video with your friends on Yahoo Messenger.

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IM Conferencing: Instant message with many friends at once in a conference room (includes voice capabilities, where available).

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IM with Friends on Other Networks: IM with friends who use Windows Live™ Messenger, Reuters Messaging, and Lotus Sametime — right from Yahoo Messenger.

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File Transfer: Send files instantly to a friend while you IM (2 GB limit).

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Contact Search Bar: Quickly find a contact to IM, call or more.

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Yahoo Search: Start a web search right from your Yahoo Messenger window.

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Yahoo Address Book: View and edit your Yahoo Address Book information for your contacts right from Messenger.

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Stealth/Privacy Settings: Make yourself appear online to some friends, and offline to others.

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Display Images: Display an image to represent yourself to your friends.

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Skins: Choose a different skin to give your IM world a new look.

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IMVironments: Liven things up with interactive, themed backgrounds in the IM window.

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Yahoo Games: Play a game of pool, backgammon, checkers and more with a friend while you IM.

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Custom Status Messages: Tell your friends what you're doing, seeing or feeling by customising your online status message.

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Custom Ringtones: Assign ringtones to different callers, or upload your own audio files to use.

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Customisable Fonts & Colours: IM with a font, colour and style that suits your personality.

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Sound Effects & Soundtrack (During Voice Calls): Throw a sound effect in while you're on a call or upload a music file to play as a soundtrack in the background.