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Yahoo! Messenger 7.0 beta

A free instant messaging service.

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Yahoo! Messenger is a free instant messaging service that you can use to communicate with other people who also use Yahoo! Messenger.

Features Include:

LAUNCHcast Radio
Listen to LAUNCHcast Radio. Make your own radio station and listen to the music you like! Your online status message shows people what you're listening to.

Yahoo! Games
Challenge your friends to classic Yahoo! Games in the IM window. Games include Word Racer, Checkers, Chess, Dominoes and more. See your friends' high scores for selected one-player games. See all the games

Customize your IM window with interactive themed backgrounds. See the IMVironments

Send people these talking animated characters to say hello, goodbye, flirt or taunt your opponent during a game. See examples

Express your feelings in a conversation using these little animated smiling faces. Try the new ones!

Yahoo! Avatars
Create a stylized graphical image with clothes and accessories to represent yourself. You see Avatars in your Messenger List, and when you and your friends exchange instant messages.

Display Images
Select an image to represent yourself to your friends. Use your photo, or something even more creative.

Select new visual designs or disable them altogether.

Address Book
Synchronize your contact information - IM, phone numbers, and email addresses - with integrated Yahoo! Address Book.

Stealth Settings and Privacy
Make yourself appear online to some and offline to others on your Messenger list. You can permanently ignore people who send you spam or annoying messages through IM.

Search directly from an instant message window. Type s: [search term] to display Yahoo! Search results in a conversation.

File Transfer
Send files directly to your online friends.

Share live video with friends and family around the world.

Yahoo! Photos
Share and discuss your photos with friends in real time.

Voice Chat
Talk to people using Yahoo! Messenger through your computer speakers and microphone.

Exchange text messages with multiple people at the same time in one Message window.