Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone/iPad 2.2.9

Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone/iPad 2.2.9

Editor's review
Reviewed by Chad Faith on - Version tested: 2.2.3

"Stay connected with your friends."

Overview

Yahoo! Messenger can be easily regarded as one of the most prolific instant messaging applications due to its large amount of convenient features. And now, the good news for iPhone and iPad fans is that thanks to the Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone/iPad 2.2.3 software, they can enjoy a version optimized for Apple products.

Yahoo! Messenger provides basically the same capabilities as the software created for Windows or Mac OS based computers, enabling users to stay connected with their contacts 24/7. Let’s discuss the looks and feel of this program.

Interface

Logging into Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone/iPad, users will basically see the conversation window, showing the messages currently sent and received. The button located at the upper left side of the bar allows them to browse through their contact list, and the middle upper button shows their visibility. The visibility can be altered by clicking on the button placed on the right upper side of the bar.

The rest of the features of this application, such as real-time picture sharing, making calls, turning on the camera of the iPhone or iPad for a video conference, or muting the volume, can be accessed via a second bar located directly above the conversation section of the window. To type messages or make use of the available emoticons, users will need to select the lowermost bar. All in all, Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone/iPad has a clear, comprehensible display that promotes easy communications.

Pros

Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone/iPad is one of the most useful communication software programs available mainly because it can be used to integrate the contact list of other IM services, such as MSN, for instance. Therefore, it is quite helpful for those who need to keep in touch with contacts that are spread through a vast array of social networks and IMs.

Not only that, but this program allows users to perform the same actions as if all users were connected to Yahoo! Messenger, from picture sharing to video calls and anything in between. Sending text messages as well as calling contacts from the list can be done free of charge, and for some countries users can even forward free SMS. A further advantage is that the costs of making international calls is substantially lower than for most carriers, regardless of whether users are calling a landline or a mobile phone.

Cons

A few users experienced some minor technical issues with starting conversations with the Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone/iPad 2.2.3 version, a problem that was later addressed in the newer 2.2.5 version.

Alternatives

Other applications designed for similar purposes that work on the iOS include Windows Live Messenger for iPhone, My-Mobile Messenger, FUZE Lite or Beejive IM.

Conclusion

As nowadays, there are few people without an account on one of the major IM networks, the Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone/iPad 2.2.3 is an invaluable ally for keeping in touch with all contacts. A bit more simplified than the computer version but equally powerful and fully equipped, the iOS version of Yahoo! Messenger is definitely one of the applications all Apple fans should install!

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