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A guide to the free Yahoo! messenger download

Now you can make computer and video calls for free. Find out if Yahoo! messenger is available for your device and what you can do with it. This article is a guide to the free Yahoo! messenger download.

Yahoo! messenger versions

The new Yahoo! messenger is available in the following versions: 1. Windows (XP, Vista, 7) 2. Mac (OS X 10.4 - 10.6) 3. Web (Internet Explorer 6.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, Flash 9.0 and above) 4. Mobile (Android, Blackberry) 5. iPhone (V2 and above), iPod Touch, iPad

The features

1. Find and invite friends from other services 2. Computer to computer calls are free 3. Computer to phone calls are charged as low as $0.10 per minute, voice-mail is free 4. Send SMS (short messaging service) to mobile phones for free (The SMS recipient will pay charges from the carrier). 5. Instant chat one to one or in a group (conference) 6. Make (full-screen) video calls 7. Watch web videos and view photos with friends via the built-in media player 8. Access your conversation history from any device 9. Use emoticons, Avatars, audibles and IMVironments Computer to computer calls You and your friend need the same IM client (Yahoo! messenger software program) installed into the computer, a microphone and speakers or head-sets. If your friend misses your call, simply leave a voice-mail for free. This voice-mail is sent to your friend's email as an attachment. Call forwarding If you do not want to miss a call even if you have signed out, use call forwarding. You will need to sign up for Yahoo! Voice Phone Out account and pay by the minute. (It is free for the caller.) What are IMVironments? These are interactive backgrounds that you can add to your conversations. Browse the gallery and choose from nine categories. To try them out, sign in to your Yahoo! messenger.

What else you can do

It's always on Stay signed in for chats at anytime wherever you are. It's Facebook friendly Chat with your Facebook friends from the messenger itself, update your status and post comments. Play games Play games like Mafia Wars and Fishville with your friends.

Where to download

Download the software from Messenger.yahoo.com or download one that is specific to your country: Uk.messenger.yahoo.com.

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