Yahoo! Messenger Now Available in App Store

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone [App Store, Free] is now available in the App Store.

    Yahoo! announced the upcoming availability of the application and posted a video preview of the instant messaging application last week to demonstrate several of its features. The announcement was made in conjunction with the release of a new Yahoo! Mobile site and iPhone application.

    Article Link: Yahoo! Messenger Now Available in App Store
  2. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    is it just me or is Yahoo dead... maybe its the lack of POP3 and the 200 chat clients that feature Yahoo messaging..
  3. stevearm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2007
  4. j_maddison macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2003
    Nelson, Wales
    Not available in the UK store

    I'm not sure it's relevant in the UK anymore though, at one time it was huge! Everyone seemed to be using it, but then msn took over and yahoo seemed to do nothing as an IM client

    It's always good to have options though, but I just don't know anyone who uses it anymore in the UK..... actually I know one :) mind you she also signs into msn at the same time, so pointless really

  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I'll give it a shot; though still worried about all those bugs with the initial Yahoo app.....:eek::eek::eek:
  6. trunkster macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2007
    Contacts don't seem to load in firmware 3.0. Anyone else have this proble
  7. panagiotisgr macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2004
    not available in Greek store. hmmm. i wonder some times how hard is to let an app go world wide available? how an app is gonna succeed if it available only in US?
  8. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Contacts Not Loading on 2G

    WiFi connection, and it shows Connecting..... after loggin on and in the Contacts screen.

    Forget this post... my bad.

    I was logging into Yahoo Messenger under a mail alias. It seemed to log in and hung on Connecting...

    Once I logged out of Messenger, then back in under my correct email login, it worked fine.
  9. roberry82 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2009
    I agree. The day I actually use a chat client for all the services I've signed up for individually is the day I need to have my computer/phone taken away from me. There are too many multi-service clients out there for me to run to the App Store to get this one.

    What? A year too late, Y!, huh?
  10. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Yahoo! Messenger can connect to the MSN network (or at least, you can message people on MSN with Y! Messenger), making this indeed noteworthy.
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Yahoo Messenger is working fine, just need to add other contacts....:cool::cool::cool:
  12. zos macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    Not available in Canadian Store as Well

    Still not available in Canada. Maybe these posts should indicate which store they are available. Seems like its only available in US right now.
  13. drew0020 macrumors 65816


    Nov 10, 2006
    I cant login to any Yahoo iPhone application nor can I get Yahoo email using the mail application. Of course I can login through my web browser on the phone and my Macbook. Very weird!
  14. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

    Nov 1, 2007
    It's not working for me. I can IM anyone I want on Hotmail, but they do not receive my IM's nor do I receive theirs.

    Maybe the iPhone version is using a different backend?
  15. canadan macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Uggh, figures, yet another US only app. This is so annoying :(
  16. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2005
    Rocky Face, GA

    I have downloaded it and now it won't connect. Just times out.

  17. pawcio macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2008
    Its not available in Canadian App Store, but I used that "setting up american account to download it" (the one that was used to get the Skype app) trick and it syncs up perfectly with all my other apps. :D I dunno why all these apps are starting to become US app store only!?
  18. nibbet macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    Too late?

    It's about a year too late. I said that if Yahoo wanted to stay a float it needed to release this App when the app store originally opened.
  19. GenNovE macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2008
    It is working fine on iphone 3.0.

    not bad at all.
  20. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    yep. not to mention clients for windows and os x.

    i have (sadly) been running adium in the background. for Facebook Chat (can't keep up with it on the page) and signed into Yahoo just for the heck of it on there.

    nothing beats iChat for me, personally!
  21. iMAVERICKam macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2009
    This is a complete non-story... the Yahoo! oneConnect app has been offered with Messenger integration for quite a while now.

    It's probably using the same crummy network as the desktop client, which has the same problems from time to time when used with Windows Live Messenger Super Spiffy Express Plus! Edition SP3.
  22. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    I was wondering what the difference is between OneConnect and this app...
  23. kicko macrumors 65816

    Aug 26, 2008
    One connect is pretty buggy and not very useful. The new yahoo app seems like a "do over" version of one connect without messanger. So then came this Y! messanger app. to fill in the blanks.

    I dont find this one of much use. Anything like Nimbuzz, Fring, Or IM+ (lite) can handle all of your IM needs.
  24. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    Ok, I'll try those apps.

  25. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK

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