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Yahoo! Messenger for Mac0.8.288

10 February 2017

Popular Internet chat client.

What is Yahoo! Messenger for Mac

Yahoo Messenger is redesigned with brand-new features. Now you can share photos instantly, send animated GIFs, and even unsend messages. It's available for Android, iPhone, desktop, and on the web via your browser.

Features
  • Enhanced photo sharing - Now you can share lots of high-resolution photos at once, and swipe to view them in a photo carousel.
  • Unsend - Regret something? Simply tap it and select "Unsend" to remove it from the conversation.
  • Likes - Tap on a message or photo to let the sender know you like it.
  • Animated GIFs - Express yourself with animated GIFs from Tumblr (available on Android, iOS and web).
  • Offline and low connectivity mode - Anything you share will be posted once you're back online.

What's new in Yahoo! Messenger

Version 0.8.288:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated
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What customer like

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Value
Design

What needs improvements

Support

Yahoo! Messenger qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
4.0
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hannahkominsky67
hannahkominsky67
May 13 2021
0.8.288
5.0
May 13 2021
5.0
Version: 0.8.288
Chatting with the friends - perfect, but I don't understand offline and low connectivity mode. What is it?
Albabe
Albabe
Dec 19 2017
0.8.288
0.5
Dec 19 2017
0.5
Version: 0.8.288
Junk and fully useless
-rick-v-
-rick-v-
Feb 10 2017
0.8.288
0.0
Feb 10 2017
0.0
Version: 0.8.288
How is this "popular"?! I wouldn't have guessed it was even still a thing!
Fra
Fra
Feb 10 2017
0.8.288
0.0
Feb 10 2017
0.0
Version: 0.8.288
"Popular..." ??? :DD
shabandokka
shabandokka
Oct 21 2016
0.8.231
5.0
Oct 21 2016
5.0
Version: 0.8.231
aix land so god
Albabe
Albabe
Sep 9 2016
0.8.231
0.5
Sep 9 2016
0.5
Version: 0.8.231
I'm never sure if it's that Yahoo doesn't give a crap about Mac Users... or if they just hire idiots to do their Tech stuff.

This app is awful. No Real Preferences, Can't Close a single Conversation without closing the entire App, Badly Designed, No Features, Counterintuitive... just plain garbage in every way I can think of.

The old Version was fine, except that it hadn't been Updated in a few Millennia. In fact, it was much better than Skype in a lot of ways.

C'mon Yahoo, hire someone out of Grammar School to Design this!
Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
Sep 9 2016
0.8.231
0.0
Sep 9 2016
0.0
Version: 0.8.231
THIS THING STILL EXISTS?!?! I haven't seen it updated in ages and last time I saw it used was with OSX 10.3 and 10.4. Timmy, Timmmmmyy, Timah Timeee...Timeee...TIMMY!! Timmy!
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Sep 9 2016
0.8.231
0.0
Sep 9 2016
0.0
Version: 0.8.231
It is pretty: it requires a PPC machine, and also 10.9 or later. Yahoo, this is impossible. :)
GianMarco.Tavazzani
GianMarco.Tavazzani
Aug 27 2016
3.0.2
0.5
Aug 27 2016
0.5
Version: 3.0.2
The 'new' YM makes another step backwards: you can not see anymore if your mates are online! WOWW, 'blind chat', NEWWW, TRENDY like'blind dates'!!!! Profiles were already deleted, file transers impossible, photo sharing only on windoz, audi/video were hilarous and now this BIG NEWS: we will send messages like e-mails! WOWWW!!!!
Albabe
Albabe
Aug 18 2016
3.0.2
0.5
Aug 18 2016
0.5
Version: 3.0.2
Brand New yahoo Messenger for Mac. 0.8.155 100% dreck. Badly Designed. Unintuitive. Hard to Navigate... and virtually NO Preferences.
CyberSkull
CyberSkull
Mar 19 2015
3.0.2
0.5
Mar 19 2015
0.5
Version: 3.0.2
Yahoo has officially dropped support for anything using 10.9 and above. They give a weird corporate doublespeak answer at https://help.yahoo.com/kb/messenger/SLN24720.html that of course, doesn't really tell us anything. If Yahoo! can't keep an important product like Messenger up-to-date, it does not bode well for the future of the once mighty Internet giant.
Derision
Derision
Feb 7 2015
3.0.2
1.0
Feb 7 2015
1.0
Version: 3.0.2
Ah, Yahoo Messenger, how I'll miss ye. I remember back in the early 2000s, when I was still using a G3 under OS 8.6, and Yahoo Messenger was my go-to messenger. Sure, I had AIM -- everyone used AIM -- but my girlfriend had Windows and a webcam. In 2001, NO chat software for the Mac had any webcam support. Except Yahoo. Yahoo had my back. So I used the application, and over time I became fond of it. I liked how light it felt in OS9, how little memory it took up and even how poorly its buttons were animated. It felt like a rubber band airplane that I'd built out of balsa wood in my basement, and which fell apart violently every second time I'd try to make it fly. The very shortcomings of the application were part of what endeared it. Then OSX came along, and iChat gave us all AIM-based videoconferencing. Yahoo stayed the same (it was a Carbon application at that point, so the OS9 version WAS the OSX version), and I kept using it. In the unfamiliar new world of OSX, Yahoo was a friendly face across a crowd, smiling while it introduced me to all the new people on the block. When PowerPC gave way to Intel, and full 30fps videoconferencing was offered by everyone -- iChat, Skype, Gizmo, and even eventually MSN Messenger -- I still hung onto the newly relaunched beta of Yahoo! Messenger. It still clung to its 3 frame-per-second webcam roots and sometimes-working-audio, but -- like an old girlfriend who's lap you pass out drunk and crying on -- it was familiar. I could have a voice conversation with my mom -- who had Y!M logged in all the time for her work -- or talk to some old friends that would pop into their rarely used Yahoo accounts every so often. It was one of the last holdouts from the era where you could just turn your webcam on, and friends might actually ask to watch it, rather than just trying to creep on your Stickam stream. Creepy. Those days are over, though, because... er... well, I'm not really sure why. Was this Apple or was it Yahoo? I mean, everything worked fine until I updated to Yosemite, and then suddenly the application has a "NO" through it, like it's a 68K application or something. I wonder why Yahoo seems to have just given up on this. I mean, how hard would it be to wrap the web interface into a shell? AIM does that with their videoconferencing -- it's a Flash application. So I'll miss you, Yahoo Messenger. I'll miss all your shortcomings, your badly masked button graphics, your occasionally successful file transfers, and, yes, your awful frame rate video. But most of all, Yahoo Messenger, I'll miss the familiar smell of your perfume, as you hold me through the darkest... Wait. What am I saying? Screw this. Good riddance.
Barryaus
Barryaus
Dec 27 2014
3.0.2
0.0
Dec 27 2014
0.0
Version: 3.0.2
Since Yosemite I cannot use it. Too many have told me that what happened to me is what happened to them too. So I tried to set up my Yahoo! account in Messages. I put in what I certainly think is my Yahoo! credentials, and it simply does not take them. No error message. Just gives me the same window in which to fill it in over and over and over. I realize that Apple is headquartered at 1 Infinite Loop, but that should not mean I have to have to suffer and infinite loop. By the way, when I put in what are obviously NOT proper credentials (such as my usual Email address, not my @yahoo.com address) I do get an error message.
Makosuke
Makosuke
Nov 2 2014
3.0.2
1.5
Nov 2 2014
1.5
Version: 3.0.2
If you're on Yosemite, forget this, use Messenger.app. Prior to Yosemite, Messenger was already problematic--avatars were completely broken when used on a Retina display unless you hacked the app, so it either looked awful or you were running it in low-rez mode. Past that, though, it did use system notifications to inoffensively let you know you know when someone you know logged on or off, and ran relatively smoothly. File transfers were flakey, though--it would often error out randomly partway through a transfer. It won't even launch with Yosemite, however, so now it's useless. The good news is, Apple's built-in Messenger.app works just fine with Yahoo accounts. In fact, file transfers work *better* than with this--it doesn't repeatedly bug you with "where do you want to save?" dialogues like the Yahoo app, and if you get an image, it puts it inline in the conversation where it's easily visible.
RikWallin
RikWallin
Sep 10 2014
3.0.2
1.0
Sep 10 2014
1.0
Version: 3.0.2
Will not run on Mavericks or Yosemite.. Total POS
Justanthrguyhere
Justanthrguyhere
Sep 4 2014
3.0.2
0.0
Sep 4 2014
0.0
Version: 3.0.2
Looks like Mavericks is the end of the road for this?
Dp-G4-450guy
Dp-G4-450guy
Apr 3 2014
3.0.2
1.0
Apr 3 2014
1.0
Version: 3.0.2
It appears that Yahoo Messenger servers for this application are now dead. Has not worked for any alternate accounts I created for weeks now. Oh, well.
xBlack
xBlack
Aug 5 2012
3.0.2
4.0
Aug 5 2012
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
Looks like not a lot of people with Retina display uses Yahoo! Messenger, so maybe I'm the only one with this problem. In the chat window, the avatars are double the size and you only see half of it with bad quality. This is of course because Retina displays have 4 times more pixels. Yahoo didn't fix this and I don't know if they have any plans to do so. In the mean time I looked through the files and I was able to fix part of it. I'll put here the instructions in case anybody else needs this temporary fix: First browse to Yahoo! Messenger >[Show Package Contents] > Contents > Resources > Default.ymStyle > [Show Package Contents]. Once there, edit the file main.css with TextEdit and change the following: Search for .conversation #participantsContainer { and change the width from 100px to 200px. Search for .conversation.displayUserImages #messagesContainer { and change margin-right from 108px to 208px. Quit Yahoo! Messenger and launch it again. Now avatars show complete. I hope Yahoo! is working on a new Yahoo! Messenger of Mac... Made in 64 bits, with HD Webcam and new features.
xBlack
xBlack
Aug 4 2012
3.0.2
4.0
Aug 4 2012
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
One of the things that stopped working on Yahoo! Messenger long time ago is Growl. This is mainly because Growl was updated but Yahoo! team never bothered to keep up with the updates. It seems that I found a simple way to hack this. What I did was, I downloaded Coccinellida (or any other free small application that is updated and uses Growl), right click on it, Show Package Contents > Contents > Frameworks and copy the folder Growl.framework. Do the same for Yahoo! Messenger, rename or remove the Growl.framework you find there and paste the new one. Do this while Yahoo! Messenger is not open. Now you should start getting Growl notifications.
augdrama
augdrama
Aug 1 2012
3.0.2
5.0
Aug 1 2012
5.0
Version: 3.0.2
Anyone with the OS Mountain Lion having problems with the upgrade to YM 3.0.2? My contact screen names on my list no longer show as the names I assigned them with. They all show up as the actual YM ID names. Also, I am unable to switch back and forth from my screen name and my YM ID name at the top. Don't know how and why my avitar switched? Can anyone help?
xBlack
xBlack
Jul 28 2012
3.0.2
4.0
Jul 28 2012
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
In the last version, the forgot debug enabled and detailed logs are being generated.
mitxixipi
mitxixipi
Jul 28 2012
3.0.2
0.0
Jul 28 2012
0.0
Version: 3.0.2
I'm newer with 10.8 but my yahoo messenger for mac 3.0.2 doesn't show up contact's display name ... Can you tell me how to fix ..
SteveClark1000
SteveClark1000
Jul 26 2012
3.0.2
1.0
Jul 26 2012
1.0
Version: 3.0.2
Chatroom list is gone with OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Albabe
Albabe
Jul 20 2012
3.0.2
0.5
Jul 20 2012
0.5
Version: 3.0.2
Maybe it's just another one of my many futile exercises... but I suggest all of us that still use Yahoo Messenger, use the PullDown for: "Send Feedback" and... "Report A Problem..." ...to hammer the one guy at Yahoo who works part-time on the Mac version... You never know...
Albabe
Albabe
Jul 17 2012
3.0.2
0.5
Jul 17 2012
0.5
Version: 3.0.2
I'm not even sure why Yahoo even bothers. As Mac Users all we get is crappy minor fixes... sorta... and it takes years and years. This Brand New Version still doesn't show Chat Room Users...
xBlack
xBlack
Jul 17 2012
3.0.2
4.0
Jul 17 2012
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
On the last version in Mountain Lion, when I send a file to a Windows PC, it does not work and it shows twice in my window.
Jamess6
Jamess6
Jul 15 2012
3.0.2
1.5
Jul 15 2012
1.5
Version: 3.0.2
As this is not feature equivalent to the Windows version then for all intent and purposes it should still be classified as a Beta product. If I connect my Mac client with a Windows client and it can't do something theirs does or it causes problems on either end that's Beta. Treat the platform as second and it show's in your work Yahoo. Microsoft Messenger and Skype both work and look better.
xBlack
xBlack
Jul 15 2012
3.0.2
4.0
Jul 15 2012
4.0
Version: 3.0.2
Here is a list of broken things in in 3.0.2: - MacBook Pro Retina - Avatars are stretched and can't view them, probably because of Retina display - Webcam is disabled if anything on USB is connected to the Mac - The all known avatar change bug - it doesn't change and user has to delete a certain file - Archive browsing is extremely slow - Webcam has no HD support - Does not support the latest version of Growl or Notifications in ML - Not a 64 bit application (please drop support for 10.4 and make this 64 bits) - Uses the wrong API, such that when browsing for a file it switches to the dedicated video card (and never switches back)
Leesa
Leesa
Jul 14 2012
3.0.2
0.0
Jul 14 2012
0.0
Version: 3.0.2
I like Yahoo Messenger... It's just easier (for me) than the rest. But for Yahoo, we Mac Users are quite obviously Second Class Citizens. I guess we should feel grateful that they have anyone at all working in their Mac Department... seeing as it takes years and years to do Updates or Betas or Fixes... sigh.
Macinman
Macinman
Jul 14 2012
3.0.2
0.0
Jul 14 2012
0.0
Version: 3.0.2
I just downloaded 3.0.2 from MacUpdate. Seems like it's rock solid. As regards to the other comments about automatic update not working,. I usually don't keep Yahoo on the mac, i usually use it via adium, or yahoo mobile on my iphone. For me the interface looks a bit cleaner then 3.0.1 beta2 which was the latest for a long time. I'm running snow leopard, as Lion is too buggy in areas that I need to be stable, and my macbook 2,1 is too old for mountain lion. so i'll stick with stable instead of the latest bleeding edge. In my configuration 3.0.2 seems to be working well.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Jul 14 2012
3.0.2
0.0
Jul 14 2012
0.0
Version: 3.0.2
Typical Yahoo, no release notes, 3.0.1 does not detect there is an update available, and it looks like no substantive new features. :(
Chaloots
Chaloots
Jul 14 2012
3.0.2
2.0
Jul 14 2012
2.0
Version: 3.0.2
Have version 3.0 installed which, when "check for updates" is selected, assures me that it is, in fact, the most current. Not that it surprises me, as Yahoo Messenger's Mac offering has been one disappointment after another.
Tookay
Tookay
May 6 2012
3.0.1 beta
1.0
May 6 2012
1.0
Version: 3.0.1 beta
Eventually hangs and crashes with every launch. Video chat rarely works, and usually requires a re-launch. Chat rooms do not work properly. Yahoo has clearly abandoned OSX users, with this barely functional application being buggy and not updated in two years. The good news is that iChat works very well with Yahoo Messenger, although it does not appear to have chat room functionality.
Macmasters
Macmasters
Oct 5 2011
3.0.1 beta
1.5
Oct 5 2011
1.5
Version: 3.0.1 beta
For some reason, the user list in chatroom has gone. So I have to give this a low rating since I haven't seen fix or update
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Feb 27 2011
3.0.1 beta
0.0
Feb 27 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0.1 beta
10.7 Lion's iChat 6 now has Yahoo Messenger compatibility, incl. audio/video... http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/26/mac_os_x_lion_ichat_supports_yahoo_messenger_video_and_voice_chat.html
trungpt
trungpt
Jan 14 2011
3.0.1 beta
4.0
Jan 14 2011
4.0
Version: 3.0.1 beta
Why staying in Beta for so long. Please make this software have the same functionalities as Windows version.
Splig
Splig
May 25 2010
3.0.1 beta
2.0
May 25 2010
2.0
Version: 3.0.1 beta
Not very good. Again. It randomly disconnects (within 20 minutes) and then needs restarting, as it becomes becomes unidirectional after a disconnect. Use Adium, unless you need video. I wish they would add that.
Mystical
Mystical
May 4 2010
3.0.1 beta
0.0
May 4 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0.1 beta
I'm having a problem with this, my friends on windows could see me, but i can't get to see any of them. Is it just me or are others experiencing the same thing?
Younkint
Younkint
Mar 28 2010
3.0.1 beta
3.0
Mar 28 2010
3.0
Version: 3.0.1 beta
Working as advertised here on two different machines; both PPC, 10.5.8. Of course the usual limitations from the Windows version apply, but then that's probably going to be the way it is. The functionality of Yahoo IM hasn't changed much for many years. The picture sharing, video with sound, etc., features of the Windows version will probably never happen on Mac or 'Nix machines if they haven't happened by now...
Bousozoku
Bousozoku
Mar 28 2010
3.0.1 beta
0.0
Mar 28 2010
0.0
Version: 3.0.1 beta
In 2005 at the second beta release for version 3.0, I joked with other users that Yahoo! Messenger 3.0 would be released some time in 2011. There have been 2 releases per year until 2009 when there were, I believe, four. Unfortunately, my joke seems to be a sad reality. While the Windows version has had something like 3 major versions, very little seems to have happened with the Mac OS X version. Only the Linux/*BSD users are more forgotten.
Buzzard
Buzzard
Mar 27 2010
3.0.1 beta
2.0
Mar 27 2010
2.0
Version: 3.0.1 beta
This latest beta version (how long will this be in beta???) crashes every time upon signing out. I haven't seen any other benefits, and Yahoo hasn't provided any release notes, so my advice would be to stay away from this one. Unfortunately, I replaced the previous version with this latest one, so it's gone and I can't find a link to get the previous version so that I can downgrade. Other features seem to work ok from the limited amount of time that I have spent using it. But anything that repeatedly crashes with every signout is not what I would consider to be a useful update. Back to Adium for me.....
IslandApe
IslandApe
Sep 29 2009
3.0b192773
0.0
Sep 29 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b192773
An updated version of Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0 is now available. This latest version includes a fix for a sign-in issue that some users have been experiencing. When we tested this latest version with some of those users, they found that it did correct their problem.
Arya
Arya
Sep 11 2009
3.0b191946
0.0
Sep 11 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b191946
the webcam is not working on my mac (MB404, early 2008). just pitch black. So i keep using the previous version though it is also buggy (the webcam will be off after a certain period automatically....) anybody knows why Yahoo is (so) slow on YM for mac?
Albabe
Albabe
Sep 5 2009
3.0b191946
0.5
Sep 5 2009
0.5
Version: 3.0b191946
I'm having trouble staying connected for even a few minutes tonight... It might be a coincidence and maybe Yahoo is having trouble with their servers.
Guest
Guest
Sep 4 2009
3.0b191946
0.0
Sep 4 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b191946
I'm using this version on 10.6 and have had no problems with it at all. No delays, no spinning beach balls, nothing. Sorry to hear other people are having problems, but it's working fine for me on my Mac Pro.
Ray16
Ray16
Sep 4 2009
3.0b191946
0.0
Sep 4 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b191946
I'm still using 10.3.9 last build....none of the versions work, what gives???
Robertcoogan
Robertcoogan
Sep 4 2009
3.0b191946
0.0
Sep 4 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b191946
Current version won't launch - always crashes.
Macdriver
Macdriver
Sep 4 2009
3.0b191946
0.0
Sep 4 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b191946
dont install with 10.6 all you get is the spinning beach ball
Albabe
Albabe
Jun 5 2009
3.0b4.156957
0.5
Jun 5 2009
0.5
Version: 3.0b4.156957
New version 3.0 beta 4 (178870) is available as of 6-5-09
BrentB
BrentB
May 29 2009
3.0b4.156957
0.0
May 29 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b4.156957
New version out that fixes the crashing after updating to 10.5.7.
Bousozoku
Bousozoku
Feb 10 2009
3.0b4.156957
0.0
Feb 10 2009
0.0
Version: 3.0b4.156957
Beta 4 = year 4 of the version 3 beta. I realise that it's only 2009 but could you please finish it before this computer is no longer functional? I was given a Windows machine and Yahoo! Messenger has had 3 versions (7, 8, and 9) since I got the machine in 2006. Sad to say, but I've tried the Linux version and it's worse off than the Mac OS X version. Any hopes for a finished release in 2009?
Guest
Guest
Feb 10 2009
3.0b4.156957
1.0
Feb 10 2009
1.0
Version: 3.0b4.156957
It would have been easier and quicker for Yahoo to co operate with Apple way before than Google, as Yahoo has valuable designers and services are intuitive and unified all over what they acquire. But when it comes to Mac, here comes the problems: -slow application, -Cpu hungry -when disconnected/connected HUD appears all the time, -no file transfer on msn users, -nor avatars, -sometimes I write to yahoo users and they also don't get the messages as well. -Big MSN incompatibility warning shows up ahead every time message session begins. -No Multilanguage support: I even proposed to translate it, can't care less. World is flat and starts from NYC and ends to LA as usual. -No video Multi chat support like iChat. -no screensharing -no avatar drag and drop (must go to preferences) -no multi avatar window pops up That's all for now folks.
Bt72118
Bt72118
Sep 4 2008
3.0b3.126432
1.0
Sep 4 2008
1.0
Version: 3.0b3.126432
Do not download this version!!! Stick with what you've got. This one is the devil's baby. I'm running MacOS 10.5.4 and this version does not work.
Castle-Rose
Castle-Rose
Jul 24 2008
3.0b3.120437
4.0
Jul 24 2008
4.0
Version: 3.0b3.120437
WOW, This really is a fix to the issues with v3b3 (98855) Stealth Settings works again, Yahoo! Sending files with non-alphanumeric characters in the name works again. Yahoo! The problems with video chat freezing are still there but that's most-likely a problem with the Y! servers. I don't have any memory issues on my old PB G4. Even with a video chat it varies between 15% and 25% CPU. That's not bad. Maybe Intel code is different. If you have found that the last 2 previous updates broke more than they fixed, THIS is the update for you.
Darth-Brooks
Darth-Brooks
Jul 24 2008
3.0b3.120437
1.0
Jul 24 2008
1.0
Version: 3.0b3.120437
Still sucks up all available CPU. Unusable as is.
Albabe
Albabe
Jun 6 2008
3.0b3.98855
0.5
Jun 6 2008
0.5
Version: 3.0b3.98855
I've been using this with 10.4.11 for a while... no probs... a little slow, which is usually cured by a restart. (I have been told it's because of the logging all the chats). I installed 10.5.3... The ap is so slow now... after a few minutes in a chat room, the letters type in interminably slow... one... at... a ... time...
Osxi
Osxi
May 29 2008
3.0b3.98855
0.0
May 29 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Why does the chat window auto scroll back to the top (the first part of the conversation) after every entry? So I've got to manually scroll down every time I want to read what was just written...
Echorob
Echorob
Mar 31 2008
3.0b3.98855
0.0
Mar 31 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0b3.98855
When i enter a room via /join adelaide locals:1 i enter the room but no one in the room can see me. It's so fustrating. The adelaide rooms do not show up in the room list
Aggo
Aggo
Mar 26 2008
3.0b3.98855
0.0
Mar 26 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Well, it's better the previous couple of builds. Still sucks compared to Yahoo Messenger for PC though.
tim-dehring
tim-dehring
Mar 26 2008
3.0b3.98855
0.0
Mar 26 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Holy crap. I will send a screenshot if needed. When I go to About Yahoo Messenger, I get 98855. Yes, Get Info on the app reveals 98006. Sorry.
tim-dehring
tim-dehring
Mar 26 2008
3.0b3.98855
0.0
Mar 26 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Works as advertised. Don't care about the build number as long as it works. Thanks! Now, just get this out of beta :)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
Mar 26 2008
3.0b3.98855
0.0
Mar 26 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0b3.98855
Although this new version is purported to be and is listed as being 3.0b3 build 98855, a 'Get Info' command issued against the downloaded application shows it to be 3.0b3 build 98006 as of this posting.
C-Moi
C-Moi
Mar 26 2008
3.0b3.98006
0.0
Mar 26 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0b3.98006
Guys, this is a Beta. Beta software may crash. But hey, it's free and they allow us to use it, why not?
Simonm
Simonm
Jan 31 2008
3.0b2.78326
0.0
Jan 31 2008
0.0
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Seems to no longer work with MSN contacts. Slow pace of development leads me to consider an alternative client.
Macmasters
Macmasters
Jan 22 2008
3.0b2.78326
1.5
Jan 22 2008
1.5
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Crashes ALOT! Leopard
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
Dec 25 2007
3.0b2.78326
2.0
Dec 25 2007
2.0
Version: 3.0b2.78326
They call this "video support"? Did they run a webcam and see how it looked and then released it as "video support"?. It looks like 5-8 FPS...totally useless as a vid-chat app. The text part is as good or bad as any other for my uses, but the deal-breaker is the lack of any usable video chatting.
Macmasters
Macmasters
Nov 26 2007
3.0b2.78326
1.5
Nov 26 2007
1.5
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Crashes all the time. More so than the previous vertion in Lepard
Geekbox
Geekbox
Nov 24 2007
3.0b2.78326
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Crashes when I try to run this program running leopard
Mail21
Mail21
Nov 24 2007
3.0b2.78326
0.0
Nov 24 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b2.78326
Just wondering...wouldn't it be soo much easier (and better for all of us) if Apple and Yahoo! just worked together on this and implemented Yahoo! messenger compatibility in iChat...?!? Oh well, one can dream...
BrookJordan
BrookJordan
Nov 15 2007
3.0b2.75170
0.0
Nov 15 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b2.75170
My cam is so unstable on this version, is there any way to get hold of previous versions? I was daft enough to override my old version :(
Castle-Rose
Castle-Rose
Oct 27 2007
3.0b2.75170
4.0
Oct 27 2007
4.0
Version: 3.0b2.75170
Wow, 2 updates in 2 weeks. There finally making some progress on this. It's about time!
A-J-Benamu
A-J-Benamu
Oct 27 2007
3.0b2.75170
0.0
Oct 27 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b2.75170
It lost communication with WLM.
Nicolasd
Nicolasd
Oct 26 2007
3.0b2.75170
5.0
Oct 26 2007
5.0
Version: 3.0b2.75170
it's a beta so it has bugs, but it's SUCH a perfect Mac OS X app in terms of look and feel, ease of use. more pleasant than Adium, if less capable. the developer's doing an awesome job!
Syed-Ali
Syed-Ali
Oct 6 2007
3.0b2
0.0
Oct 6 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b2
I was still using b1 version due to bugs with the b2 version. But for some reason b1 client stopped connecting to yahoo services about a week ago. I finally broke down and upgraded to b2 and now it's working. Anyone else having this issue ?
Mysticalos
Mysticalos
Sep 10 2007
3.0b2
3.0
Sep 10 2007
3.0
Version: 3.0b2
Yahoo! Messenger Version 3.0 beta 2 (build 65474) Fatal Bugs: 1. Crash when joining a second chat room with a different sub profile than first chatroom while first chat room is still open. 2. Hang when loading an extremely long chat from message archive, app never recovers because for some reason once it finally finishes loading it, then it asks it to refresh, and starts to reload the thing all over again, endlessly. 3. Unable to scroll the list of chatters in chatrooms. no horizontal scroll bar. so only able to view chatters that fit in current window size. Also usernames should always be visible not just a mouse-over. 4. Ignore those not on buddy-list ignores all users in chat since chat follows same privacy behavior of PMs (after all, it's just a chatroom thrown into a PM window) 5. Cannot invite just one person in room to cam, clicking webcam icon invites ENTIRE room to cam. this is a critical critical bug. 6. Webcam connections are less reliable than b1, the bug fixes to reliability made things worse. Constant dropping of cams both viewing and transmitting, it will appear as it's still on but will have dropped connection to server and dropped other part from viewing or you from receiving images...it actually shows up as "user stopped broadcasting" 7. Unable to view a users cam without adding them to buddy-list or if they send an invite. But there is no possible way to request a webcam unless user is on buddy-list. This is a critical bug with chatroom support present. 8. Chat becomes laggy and spikes cpu usage and beach-balls some once history gets very long. It should auto purge old chat data like PC counter part does to avoid same problem. Messenger will be slowed to a crawl after a few hours in chat. Other Bugs 1. Time stamps in chat room don't show properly unless disabled and then re-enabled. 2, App may show wrong avatar on sign-in screen. 3. PM windows and chat windows observe bad horizontal scroll bar behavior from very long hyperlinks. hyperlink doesn't get properly text wrapped to margins of the conversation window and causes horizontal scroll bars to appear. 4. File transfer dialog (embedded in PM) does not clear after file transfer has finished until after a LONG delay. 5 People invited to cam show up on the viewers list but what if more than one person is invited, how to tell which ones are viewing and what ones are not if they are all on list and cam window only says "2 users invited" also when someone is invited it no longer shows number of viewers. UI needs some tweaking on these issues. 6. Buddy-list does not honor address-book entries for MSN Live usernames that are in address-book on yahoo like PC counterpart does. 7. Mac Messenger still erases address book entry for a user added to buddy-list whom an entry already exists for on address-book server. Entry should be updated not overwritten. 8. During heavy internet lag (ISP was having issues, major latency) Yahoo Messenger would take a LOT longer to launch, several bounces on both macs (intel and ppc). Unusual being the lag should affect connecting not app launch(unless app automatically checks for updates during launch?). On same note, app has unpleasant beach-ball when choosing to connect during same lag. App should remain responsive in case you want to cancel or something. Rather than having to force it closed. 9. Text may not wrap when typing a message that exceeds first type line. When this happens you will no longer be able to see your text you are typing. 10. Message archive saves folders for all users encountered in chat, including bots and non friends while you are in room. At time of chat logger empty folders are purged however, but they shouldn't be created in first place if users didn't actually PM. (again, client unable to differentiate PM behavior from Chatroom behavior since Chat is using same conversationview.nib. Also very after clearing spam PMs from bots, the bot folder cannot be deleted from message archive it has to be manually purged from application support\yahoo\message archive directory. 11. Chatroom always displays original roomname you first joined. It will not reflect new room names when you change to different rooms. 12. /join, /think, etc commands not supported in chat but essential for basic function of chat without having to dig through Most requested features: 1. Cam window detached as an option. Buddy-list integration should not be forced. 2. Webcam viewer window statistics, the Sub bar that 2.5.3 had, time of last image received etc. 3. Color fades/effects on OUR typing not just buddies. 4. Ability to disable nicknames/Actual Names in Chatrooms (separate from PMs)
Kps
Kps
Sep 7 2007
3.0b2
1.0
Sep 7 2007
1.0
Version: 3.0b2
Yahoo Messenger for the Mac lags so woefully far behind the Windows version that this poor quality update is more insult than improvement. The captcha issue is beyond annoying and the entire program still lacks the vast majority of features Windows users have had for years. While the poor stability issue may be due to it being a beta, the entire effort is such useless crap that the release version can't possibly be worth the effort to download it. Stay FAR away from this dog. Yahoo doesn't give a rat's ass about Macs and this worthless app shows it.
New-User
New-User
Sep 7 2007
3.0b2
1.0
Sep 7 2007
1.0
Version: 3.0b2
So Yahoo finally gives Mac user chat room support. And it's a complete joke. You have to go to their website to fill in a "captcha" each time you join a room. Every single time you change rooms, they give you a link that you have to go to to fill in the "captcha". Completely asinine. And to top it off, the "user list" for chat rooms consists of a row of horizontal icons of all the users in the room, you have to mouse-over the icons to see the user names. I suppose if you go around adding everyone to your buddy-list this is good as you can see their custom user icons. But in practice it means you have a row of generic icons. Just give us a normal list of user names! Oh, yea this version also ads tabbed chat. But they still haven't fixed innumerable other problems that make the yahoo chat/IM experience too painful to use. Back to Adium.
Macmasters
Macmasters
Sep 7 2007
3.0b2
1.5
Sep 7 2007
1.5
Version: 3.0b2
The chat room option is nice to have for sure. Having to type in security codes are a pain each time you enter a new room kinda sucks and I dont seem to find anywhere you can see who all is in the room
Spudboy
Spudboy
Sep 6 2007
3.0b2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b2
It's getting better. I like it better then Adium. Adium has to many options. Makes a persons head explode.
Super-a
Super-a
Jul 22 2007
3.0b1r4
0.0
Jul 22 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r4
Death to Yahoo.
Quazar
Quazar
May 31 2007
3.0b1r4
0.0
May 31 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r4
The size is exactly the same, the errors, crashes and all misbehaves !! And worse of all, they didn't bother to change the build number, that's bloody funny ! Watchout Yahoo, Apple updates a huge software called MAC OS X every other month and for about 6 months u did nothing !!!
Rog
Rog
May 31 2007
3.0b1r4
2.0
May 31 2007
2.0
Version: 3.0b1r4
It still crashes just as often! The only reason I start it up is to quickly log into Yahoo Mail.
Mysticalos
Mysticalos
May 31 2007
3.0b1r4
3.0
May 31 2007
3.0
Version: 3.0b1r4
There is no difference. r2 r3 and r4 are identical 100%. After doing extensive comparing I found that the ONLY thing changed is r3 changed the license agreement disclaimer when mounting DMG, however it had a mistake in it. it linked to windows messenger EULA page, so r4 fixed the disclaimer to link to mac messenger page instead. But aside from DMG image being modified with a new disclaimer, the actual app itself is a perfect duplicate. Pointless to download or replace your r2 with it since it's still r2 app.
Mystical
Mystical
May 30 2007
3.0b1r4
0.0
May 30 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r4
Can anyone tell me what is new in this release, I can't seem to find any.
Daiyi
Daiyi
May 2 2007
3.0b1r2
3.0
May 2 2007
3.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
I really would like to use this beta version (perpetual beta) but it often has problems accessing the Yahoo server and will never receive a cross platform webcam broadcast. Thus, I have to resort to 2.5.3, which is just so much harder to look at. Will this ever be updated and will it work properly?
Jooolzg
Jooolzg
Apr 19 2007
3.0b1r2
0.0
Apr 19 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
I just purchased a brand new Macbook. Is there any program, ANYTHING, that allows me to use my built in webcam, with people that are on PC's Messenger. Even if I can't hear them, don't care!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!
Moebian73
Moebian73
Feb 24 2007
3.0b1r2
0.0
Feb 24 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
I havent had any problems with my Yahoo IM. I dunno why all you guys are fussin over it. It works for me just fine. The only thing I can't seem to do is look at the chat logs. How do I do that?
Lilwolfy629
Lilwolfy629
Feb 13 2007
3.0b1r2
0.0
Feb 13 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
what application programs can i install to use yahoo messenger? i have it downloaded and i can't launch it at all. please reply back too me so i can get yahoo messenger working...
Russell-Gleason
Russell-Gleason
Dec 16 2006
3.0b1r2
1.0
Dec 16 2006
1.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
I agree with ALBABE. You still can't even get into the chatrooms even with this "new version" of yahoo messenger. It's a joke. Yahoo needs a mac software developer who knows what he's doing.
Abraham-Irawan
Abraham-Irawan
Dec 5 2006
3.0b1r2
0.0
Dec 5 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
i thought it was just me having this problem, can't login to yahoo messenger anymore except i select behind firewall, which is i don't use firewall, and when i use PC version YM working this version of yahoo is useless, coz when u select behind firewall it will connect but it will stay like ghost, u seems online but u're not, every 5 minutes i have to quit and reconnect, suck btw i followed parsleymorris tips, still can't get this beast working yahoo u should fix this please
Parsleymorris
Parsleymorris
Dec 4 2006
3.0b1r2
0.0
Dec 4 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
Ah, I've found a solution now... if you type 'Yahoo Messenger' into Spotlight and delete all the .plist files that come up, then it should work fine again! :)
Parsleymorris
Parsleymorris
Dec 4 2006
3.0b1r2
0.0
Dec 4 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
I've had exactly the same problem as Dr Syn and Mandarini. It all worked fine (I was using it for about 2 months) until yesterday when I couldn't sign in.. The pinwheel just rotates continuously and refuses to let me enter...
Albabe
Albabe
Dec 1 2006
3.0b1r2
0.5
Dec 1 2006
0.5
Version: 3.0b1r2
It's nice to have a developer make a few cursory comments in here... but... Big Deal. 5 months and this Crap App is still a beta? This "new" version has less features than the 3 YEAR old last version!!! Sheeeesh... talk about feeling like a second class citizen...
Veggiedude
Veggiedude
Nov 6 2006
3.0b1r2
2.0
Nov 6 2006
2.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
I have to downgrade my earlier review, because I have found that the software doesn't seem to work properly with the PC client. My work mates don;t see me online or they can't see my IM's or both. To workaround this, I had to switch to Fire, which works flawlessly.
Dr-syn
Dr-syn
Oct 24 2006
3.0b1r2
0.0
Oct 24 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
Well, I have exactly the same problem as Mandarini......The program worked fine for about three weeks, and then refused to open. I also re-installed with no improvement. Has anyone else had the problem, or have a solution?
Guest
Guest
Oct 19 2006
3.0b1r2
0.0
Oct 19 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
Well, Mac is nice nad easy to use...but I am having a problem with the Yahoo Messenger Beta Version. I have been using it for a month with my MacBook, but yesterday when I tried to log in, the application quit unexpectedly. I tried to reopen ot, but it didn't work. I have re-installed it, but the problem persists. I am really upset on this....but as a whole this messenger is COOL, and the features are great, it's just that this small problem disturbs. Any suggestions? Comments on this?
Veggiedude
Veggiedude
Sep 2 2006
3.0b1r2
2.0
Sep 2 2006
2.0
Version: 3.0b1r2
I think the Mac version is far superior to the PC version. Why would I want to have adverts displaying on my screen? Give me a break! The Mac version is more professional looking and is not littered with ads, I hope it stays this way but something tells me that won't be the case.
Albabe
Albabe
Sep 1 2006
3.0b1r2
0.5
Sep 1 2006
0.5
Version: 3.0b1r2
As jbohn has already reported... this is NOT a new version. It's been around for a few weeks in all it's pathetic inept glory. C'mon Yahoo, give us Mac users a break. MysticalOS (Adam Williams) below has an enormous list of crap that Yahoo has done nothing about. It's also got serious privacy flaws as younkint has already stated: http://www.macfixit.com/index.php?date=2006-08-10 and this: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/393195 While my problems aren't as lengthy as some... here's my major buggaboos: No "Ignore" Button No "Show Profile" Button No ability to "Save copy" And nothing like 2.5.3's "Command K" ... that used to show all that's been typed in conversation No Ability to Join Yahoo Chat Rooms No "See Others Cam" button or pull down
Kcmogal
Kcmogal
Aug 29 2006
3.0b1
0.0
Aug 29 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b1
Does anyone know of a chat client for mac users that supports Yahoo chat rooms???
Kwmartini
Kwmartini
Aug 10 2006
3.0b1
3.0
Aug 10 2006
3.0
Version: 3.0b1
could someone please help me have some fun. I'm a MAC and downloaded the 3.0 beta 1 version of yahoo! messenger with voice. I don't get to use all the fun stuff like my PC friends do. On my mac message window, I don't even have fun function icons like Audibles and such. I only have one token icon, which is the emoicon. and I don't have a phone icon to invite or receive invitation to voice chat. I only get to see my buddies on the webcam and type in the IM. :( some tips? email : kwmartini@yahoo.com thanks a bunch.
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