Yahoo Messenger for Mac

Yahoo Messenger for Mac 3.0.2

Mac / Yahoo / 992590 / Full spec

Yahoo Messenger for Mac is a communication software that allows you to stay connected with your friends and family. With the latest version of Yahoo Messenger, you can enjoy a range of features that make it easier than ever to keep in touch.

One of the standout features of Yahoo Messenger for Mac is typing notification. This feature lets you know when your friend is in the act of typing a message to you, so you can anticipate their response and prepare your own reply. This makes conversations feel more natural and fluid, as there's less waiting around for responses.

Another great feature of Yahoo Messenger for Mac is its new emoticons. These emoticons allow you to express yourself in new ways, showing your friends how you're feeling at any given time. Whether it's a smiley face or an angry emoji, these emoticons help convey emotions that might be difficult to put into words.

If you're someone who spends a lot of time away from your computer, then Auto Idle Status will be particularly useful for you. This feature lets your friends know when you're away from your computer or not actively using Yahoo Messenger. That way they won't think they're being ignored if they don't receive an immediate response from you.

Finally, improved firewall support means that Yahoo Messenger for Mac works seamlessly with most firewalls without requiring any additional configuration on your part. This ensures that even if there are security measures in place on the network where you're using Yahoo Messenger, it will still work as intended.

Overall, if staying connected with friends and family is important to you then Yahoo Messenger for Mac is definitely worth considering. With its range of features designed specifically with communication in mind, this software makes it easy to stay connected no matter where life takes us!


Yahoo Messenger (Classic) for Mac is the Mac version of the popular Windows YM, a communication app for anyone with has a Yahoo account. Considering that its Windows-based version is one of the most-used messaging apps, we were eager to see how the app performed. What we found were some nice features but nothing that really stands out over other messaging apps.

The application's user interface is well-designed and has all the control buttons available at a glance. What we liked is that the platform is finally opening its doors by adding support for MSN, Lotus Samtime, and LCS platforms so you can add your friends using the aforementioned platforms to chat. During our testing, Yahoo Messenger for Mac did its job pretty decently. Text messaging is good, and the sound notifications are very handy. However, when we tested the video call feature, we were surprised by the somewhat poor quality of the video. While the sound was OK, the video needs lots of improvement. We did like the option to organize friends into groups, which made it easier to find and contact the right person. The app also has features like "Phone out," which means you can call landlines and mobile phones, but you'll need to purchase credits to access these.

Overall, Yahoo Messenger for Mac is a nice application, showing that the company is opening up to cross-platform ideas, but those who have tried out other messenger apps such as Adium probably won't be won over.

Full spec
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher site
Release date 2013-08-20
Date added 2013-08-20
Category Communications
Sub category Chat
Version 3.0.2
Os requirements Macintosh, Mac OS Classic
Requirements Mac OS 8.x/9.x, CarbonLib 1.5
Price Free
Downloads per week 17
Total downloads 992590


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