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All About Yahoo! Messenger

Getting Started with Yahoo! Messenger IM Client

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All About Yahoo! Messenger
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With 22 million users, Yahoo! Messenger is the third largest IM client program in the world.

However, thanks to new developments in its latest release, users can now contact Windows Live Messenger users over one of the largest IM networks in the world.

Also available: Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0, Yahoo! Messenger for the Web, Yahoo! Messenger for Mobile and iPhone, and Yahoo! for SMS.

With Yahoo! Messenger 10, users can:

  • send and receive IMs

  • communicate through video and voice chat

  • share photos and videos in the new built-in media player

  • join lively discussions in Yahoo! Chat

  • make PC-to-phone calls for a low per-minute rate

  • personalize IM text/fonts, window skins and profiles

  • automatic scan shared files with Norton Antivirus

  • accept messages offline and on mobile devices

Download Yahoo! Messenger

Users can sign-up for an account and download Yahoo! Messenger for free. Apple users can download Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0.

Yahoo! Messenger Requirements

  • Windows 2000 or higher
  • Web Browser
  • Active Internet Connection
  • Microphone, speakers for audio chat
  • Webcam for video chat
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