Unlike email, instant messages appear as soon as they're sent.


  • Take Yahoo! with You
  • Stay connected to Yahoo! Messenger on your mobile phone. Learn more
  • Webcam
  • Use a webcam to share live video with your friends. Learn more
  • File Transfer
  • Send files to friends and receive notification when they have been received. Learn more
  • Emoticons
  • Express your feelings in a conversation using these little animated smiling faces.

What's New:

  • Free voice conversations with other Messenger users on both Mac and Windows.
  • Cheap PC-to-phone calls: make calls from Messenger to landline and mobile phones at low rates with Yahoo! Phone Out.
  • Receive phone calls: get a phone number for your Messenger and start taking phone calls on your computer with Yahoo! Phone In. Plus, choose your area code!
  • Forward calls and voice conversations to another phone number.
  • Get voicemail by email.
  • Numerous improvements to stability and user experience.


  • A connection to the Internet
  • An active (free) Yahoo! Account
  • CarbonLib 1.5 installed (if running Mac OS 9 or older)
  • Broadcasting with Super Webcam requires a Quicktime-supported video input device, such as a video capture card, a USB or Firewire webcam, or a Digital Video (DV) source. Please make sure you have installed the driver software that came with your video input device before using Super Webcam in Yahoo! Messenger.