Features

Check out the chart below to see all of the features that are available in the various versions of Yahoo 7 Messenger. Or use the menu below to view features for a specific version.

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Instant Messaging: Send text messages in real-time to your friends on Yahoo 7 or Windows Live™ Messenger.

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Photo Sharing: Share photos from your desktop or Flickr, then discuss them over IM while you and a friend view them together.

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PC-to-PC Calls: Make a voice call to another Yahoo 7 Messenger user for free (microphone and speakers/headset required).

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Webcam: Plug in your webcam to share live video with your friends on Yahoo 7 Messenger.

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IM Conferencing: Instant message with many friends at once in a conference room (includes voice capabilities, where available).

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IM with Friends on Other Networks: IM with friends who use Windows Live™ Messenger, Reuters Messaging, and Lotus Sametime — right from Yahoo 7 Messenger.

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File Transfer: Send files instantly to a friend while you IM (2 GB limit).

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IM Forwarding to Mobile: When you sign out of Messenger, have new IMs sent to your phone as text messages.

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Contact Search Bar: Quickly find a contact to IM, call or more.

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Yahoo 7 Search: Start a web search right from your Yahoo 7 Messenger window.

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Yahoo 7 Address Book: View and edit your Yahoo 7 Address Book information for your contacts right from Messenger.

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Stealth/Privacy Settings: Make yourself appear online to some friends, and offline to others.

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Yahoo 7 Mail alerts: Get notified when a new Yahoo 7 Mail message arrives.

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Voicemail: When friends call you on Yahoo 7 Messenger, they can leave you a voicemail if you're unavailable.

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Message Archiving: Maintain a private archive of your IM conversations.

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Tabbed IM Windows: Reduce desktop clutter by organising multiple conversations into a single window.

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Buzz Alert: Get your friend's attention with a click of the Buzz button.

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Yahoo 7 Updates: Get real-time updates in Yahoo 7 Messenger about what your friends are posting online, reviewing and generally buzzing about

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Plug-ins: Add content, services and games to Messenger that you can enjoy on your own, or with friends while you IM.

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Audibles: Send an animated, talking character to a friend to liven up your IM conversation.

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Emoticons: Express your feelings with these animated, smiling faces.

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Avatars: Represent yourself with a stylised, graphic image where you can choose the hair, clothing and more.

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Display Images: Display an image to represent yourself to your friends.

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Skins: Choose a different skin to give your IM world a new look.

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IMVironments: Liven things up with interactive, themed backgrounds in the IM window.

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Yahoo 7 Games: Play a game of pool, backgammon, checkers and more with a friend while you IM.

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Custom Status Messages: Tell your friends what you're doing, seeing or feeling by customising your online status message.

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Custom Ringtones: Assign ringtones to different callers, or upload your own audio files to use.

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Customisable Fonts & Colours: IM with a font, colour and style that suits your personality.

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Sound Effects & Soundtrack (During Voice Calls): Throw a sound effect in while you're on a call or upload a music file to play as a soundtrack in the background.