Yahoo Messenger for Windows 8: The Same Fun While Chatting

If you are looking for a touch-made Yahoo Messenger app in Windows 8, you will be disappointed. Still, the desktop Yahoo Messenger app for Windows 8 works flawlessly, just as before
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Yahoo Messenger is not dead and still living even with the appearance of Windows 8. Unlike Windows Live Messenger, users of which will soon have to migrate towards Skype, Microsoft’s new product for chat services. With more than 15 years in history, Yahoo Messenger remains one of the most used chat options across the entire world and is a direct competitor to the above mentioned Skype, Google Talk and other free messaging and chat software on Windows, Mac and mobile devices.

For those looking for an awesome touch experience (imagine using Yahoo Messenger with your fingers only), unfortunately, there’s no such application in the Windows Store. Or, shall we say, there’s YET no such application. So, you’ll have to use as a desktop software. One of the reasons to this is perhaps the fact that the Windows 8 adoption is still picking up.

You can download Yahoo Messenger for Windows 8 from the usual website, messenger.yahoo.com. If somehow the download isn’t working, this is the direct download link to the file - http://rd.software.yahoo.com/msgr/11/msgr11us.exe.

The “old” Yahoo Messenger in the new Windows 8

I have many friends that stopped using Yahoo Messenger and they think it’s an outdated product. Probably reason to that is the fact that they have Gmail accounts and they don’t need it anymore. But I have so many other friends that still use this product and in order yahoo messenger windows 8to stay in touch with them, I don’t delete it. Of course, the membership has decreased drastically, with many users flocking to Skype or more likely, Facebook.

One of the great things that I like in Yahoo Messenger for Windows 8 and not only is that you can send files up to 2GB. After Skype retired the chess game (I still don’t understand why), I turned my eyes again towards Yahoo thanks to its Games feature. What I didn’t like when installing Yahoo Messenger was that it took quite a while, compared to other similar software and it installed the Yahoo! toolbar even if I instructed it not to do so!

An awesome feature is the full-screen video calling that indeed offers incredible picture and sound, but that obviously depends on your webcam and microphone. If you’ve been using Yahoo Messenger until now, then on Windows 8, the experience will remain exactly the same. The question remains, though – is this enough to keep you faithful to Yahoo?

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  • Engee

    Yahoo 11 won’t even install on Windows 8. It says it has but it isn’t even listed under programs. It puts a couple links to nowhere in a few places but the program doesn’t exist anywhere. If you want to advertise Windows 8 then at least provide information that is actually helpful.

    • http://www.wind8apps.com/ Radu Tyrsina

      Engee, could you be more precise about your issue? I am not advertising Windows 8, I don’t get money for that

    • http://www.facebook.com/Savant.Noir Savant Noir

      I just got a new computer with Windows 8 and installed Yahoo 11.5 without any issues at all–so something must be going on with your computer that is inhibiting it.

      • http://www.wind8apps.com/ Radu Tyrsina

        Agree with that, Savant! Yahoo Messenger works without an issue on my windows 8, as well!

  • loie

    video calling is not working..!!

  • Michael

    yahoo messenger wont install on my windows 8 too, I don’t know what the problem is. can somebody help please?

  • Alison

    I have got yahoo messenger on my windows 8 but cant get the video calling to work the little icon on the messenger is greyed out can someone help please.

  • Barb

    it installs, but it Won’t open! even under administrator! I have a NEW PC with windows 8.