how in the world would you even allow your company to say, "new messenger"? Id be embarrassed to even think any adult with half a brain would accept your new messenger! A complete failure!!You should be ashamed to even expose this as a messenger! People requested to...
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#1910438

Yahoo promoting crafted 1/2 truth's liberal articles in the year of an election. Yahoo is now a shell of what it once was, look at its stock history for proof....

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#918023 Review #918023 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Middleburg, Florida
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Pros
  • Older version od messenger
Cons
  • New version
Reason of review
Bad quality

Hey Yahoo, are you listening to people??

First, you should gather your messenger team together, and the marketing group, as well as any team leads, to include the CEO and fire everyone of them! Who the *** came up with this *** of IM? I would have loved being on the evaluation team to express my feelings from the beginning. What universe are you people living in? It's no wonder your stock is going to *** and people are leaving. Your business model is build around advertisement and not (Thank God) innovation. Everywhere you go on your page or mail it's nothing but advertisements cluttering and spamming everyone's mail and IM's. Now you've really shot yourself in the foot with this *** IM rollout! It's clear that all you want to do is now get on people's Phones and try to continue spamming and tracking..brainless group you are. If you think the dust will settle on this soon, you are correct. The dust will be your company being vacated by employees and users that can see the writing on the wall, because I don't you will do the right think and bring back the old IM .. ever thought about just improving it rather than doing the drastic move of totally canning it for..well whatever this "New" app is. Good luck with your future, you'll need it!
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#917939 Review #917939 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

Yahoo Messenger

For sevral years now Yahoo Messenger has been an important method to stay in contact with nearly 1,000 clients. This all came to a screeching halt on September 1st when the 'new' messenger became active. Since then I have been in contact with exactly 3 clients in 12 days. Usually it is 50-100 contacts per DAY. Now we are evaluating alternatives like Skype or Google's messenger options. Great job Yahoo. First messing up Yahoo Groups to the point of making them useless and now Messenger. Feeling sorry for Verizon and their stockholders.
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#917355 Review #917355 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Pros
  • Nada
  • Zilch
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$1200
Preferred solution
Revert back to the old messenger until you get this mess sorted out!

Yahoo sucks period!

If i want to text i will use my phone yahoo messenger is is ---- useless i will delete everything from yahoo and use a new homepage thank you idiots! lets see i need 74 more words wtf no yahoo delete all yahoo dont invest in yahoo they suck aa bb cc dd ee ff gg hh ii jj kk ll mm nn oo pp qq rr ss tt uu vv ww xx yy zz i don't know why you have to say 100 words min. cause only takes five yahoo messenger sucks donkey ***! Well it's time for me to Skype now so bye all happy video chatting.
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#917157 Review #917157 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Saint Peters, Missouri
Product
Yahoo Messenger Mobile Application
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

Messenger version: Flinstones

I am not quite sure what the point is of even offering this. Like others have said, this is nothing more than text chat. This is something you would have in the infancy of the internet over 20 years ago, not 2016. Horrible doesn't even begin to describe it, anything that was fun on messenger is gone. You don't even know when your friends are online or not. There is nothing indicating anything. The emoticons are total garbage they are tiny, no one has any idea what smilie you just used. I had old messenger for nearly 10 years, It had its issues at times, but it was excellent and fun to use. I am now trying to find a different messenger program. As for any old contacts, they are gone. Why would they do this?
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#1898696

Leave Yahoo the way it was.

#1898700
@PissedConsumer1898696

What is the deal? Can't speak your mind?

#1211362

I totally agree. I have been searching for a place to send my complaint as well. Thank you for saying it all !!!

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#916739 Review #916739 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Westport, Connecticut
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
New Reviewer

"new improved" messenger

Update by user Sep 10, 2016

I just wish Yahoo could justify why they call this new and improved. There are thousands and thousands of comments in Yahoo community and not 1 person agrees it is improved in fact every single comment says it is a downgrade from the previous version, it is pure garbage.

Please Yahoo tell people why you believe this in an upgrade on the previous version because no person can see what you see and they have tried it. HAVE YOU ?

Original review posted by user Sep 10, 2016
Under the law, your ad is unlawful if it tends to mislead or deceive. You advertise your messenger as new and improved, it is neither. All you have now is a text app and they have been around forever. As for improved, how can it be improved if you have taken out everything that was any use and worked. ? No way has Yahoo messenger been improved from the last version. To call it a messenger now is a joke it is a text app nothing more. The last version of Yahoo Messenger had voice and video, this has nothing, absolutely nothing, no way to delete contacts, no way to tell if contacts are online no way to change any preferences.
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#916129 Review #916129 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Birmingham, England
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Pros
  • Old version of yahoo messenger
Reason of review
everything about your messenger
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Short Review on September 10, 2016

Hate the new upgrade!...I've been using yahoo for years and was quite happy with how it was...I don't find this updated version user friendly at all...wht were you thinking? ...so disappointed.
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#915990 Review #915990 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Simcoe, Ontario
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised

PURE GARBAGE

I have been using the Internet and Yahoo for years .. Moreso since MSN did away with windows live messenger and Adult chat rooms and yahoo did away with one of the best things they have ever done " 360 " for yahoo junk profiles that are not used " more garbage " . The 2016 yahoo messenger is pure junk worthless and useless most likely designed for cheap by a child . Most everyone I speak with hate it .. wont use it or deleted it. They can get more and better elsewhere . I myself refuse to use it .. cant tell who is online .. no webcam or video call even the emoticons are cheap junk. Verizon did all this when they got their hands on Yahoo to sell their Apps . Like many I only use a laptop or pc no portable devises. They had their head where the sun don't shine as usual.They need to rethink all this as 2016 messenger is going downhill fast.. Bring back the old yahoo messenger update it and give it good support .. Get rid of the GARBAGE ...
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#915871 Review #915871 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Westfield, Massachusetts
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Pros
  • Old messenger
Cons
  • New messenger
Reason of review
Bad quality

Messenger

For 20 years I've made connections on yahoo, chat rooms , messenger, friends encountered along paths not pursued... all gone... many I cared for deeply, hoped I would encounter again later down the road, carelessly squandered. The very fact that the short sighted vision of a few narrow minded individuals could so blatantly misinterpret the value of their own service, and prioritize modernization over long-standing, proven successful cultivation of human relationships, is a catastrophic blunder of epic proportion . The potential of the internet to connect those in need of connection, desperate for inclusion, in a world that demands stupidity as a precursor to acceptance. It's still there, if only we could recognize it, see it for what it is, admit that to let this one truly free form of communication be bastardized, allow it to continue as it has in recent years, is to accept our own intellectual demise. I weep for the countless joyful moments which have been robbed from all of us by this change. Farewell.
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#1210317

IM sucks so bad I uninstalled it on my three systems and so did my daughter as it no longer told you who was on, never got any notifications of a new message except for a few second splash in the lower right corner. What a waste.

I have used Yahoo as my home page for years but MSN is now my home page and IM is a thing of the past. That is one *** of a way to keep people on your systems to sell advertising.

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#915514 Review #915514 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application Review

This new Yahoo sucks you can't see your list. You can't tell if someone is online you can't see if someone has messaged you when you have it minimized in your toolbar why change something that has always worked to start with. I have to use it for my job and everybody in our office has done nothing but complain that they hate the new Yahoo
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#915448 Review #915448 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

NEw yahoo sucks!

This new yahoo is terrible! I always had my webcam on for poeple to see me and use voice chat! i deleted the new yahoo! and keept the old yahoo but it doesn't connect anymore :( FIX IT! BRING BACK THE OLD YAHOO! TRUST ME YOu DON"T WANNA MAKE THIS GIRL MAD!!!!! here is what I think about the new yahoo! see picture! I won't be using yahoo anymore if they won't fix what I need! 1. Webcam voice call,,! also I want back the yahoo messenger ROOMS! bring back the rooms and a normal yahoo messenger, whoever made the new yahoo must be fired! this is a joke !
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#915384 Review #915384 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Innisfil, Ontario
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Cons
  • Messenger upgrade
Reason of review
Bad quality

New Yahoo IM is an abomination!!! Give me my msngr back!!!

I honestly can't believe that anyone at Yahoo thought this new Instant Messenger was a good idea. It appears to me that this is pretty much how it went: A) IM wasn't making them enough money so they decided to let it just die a natural death through no updates or bug fixes ever . . . . B) It wouldn't die as planned and we people kept using it even though it had not been updated or refreshed in years! C) So Yahoo then said they were "Not supporting Yahoo IM going forward" . . . in other words they were to kill the program D) We all yelled and screamed enough that they decided they can't *** us all off or they'd lose our email biz too . . . . so . . . . E) They turned over the development of the "New & Improved" IM - to a 10yr old. And thus, the new Yahoo IM was born . . . . AND IT IS TERRIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why can't I see the "contact info" I used to keep on each of my friends so I could remember where they live, or their phone number, or their address? It's GONE! Why can't I edit ANYTHING? This is simply a colossal failure on Yahoo's part. Signed, Looking for a new IM . . . .
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#914976 Review #914976 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Union City, Tennessee
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Terrible new Messenger

New yahoo sucks

not user friendly, cumbersome, step back to 80's messenger. Not what you think of a 21 century app... bad bad bad no way to clean up contacts that no longer talk to... ICONs suck no controls... this sucks not good format troublesome *** need to go back to something that did work until they screwed it up sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks it is like playing pong with all the new games out. No innovation, if your going to start a new program make it equal or better not worst. If you wanted to drive a stake through the heart of the product and totally get rid of it you sure did a good job.
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#914213 Review #914213 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cary, North Carolina
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

The new messenger sucks! Yahoo has officially failed...

I cannot believe that a company like Yahoo would release such a *** product. The new Yahoo messenger was not well thought out, and the team that created it needs to be fired. I guess Yahoo ran out of money to come up with a complete product, no wonder the company has been losing money and had to sell themselves to get out of hot water. This is a horrible downgrade, Yahoo should feel ashamed, my 7 year old nephew could have created a better product. This new messenger does not allow you to add contacts, rather it involuntarily adds people who you have sent emails to in the past as an IM contact. Yahoo has really shown their lack of competency with this new Messenger, keep up the bad work, keep up the bad work, smh.
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#914115 Review #914115 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

Stay Away from the new Messenger it suck

I was expecting something better, instead I have been trying to find a new service since the new client completely and utterly sucks, it shows people I have blocked and it asked me if I want to add them, what???? there is a reason I wanted to block them from the beginning, the emoticons were colorful and funny, nothing left, some awful black and white things that they put there, if they want to lose their costumer base, they are doing the right thing, I used to have a JPG file as my Avatar, that is gone, the option to select your status, for example away, well, it is gone, this is some of the things I found by trying to use it on the first day, I expect more pain along the way.
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#913842 Review #913842 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality