New Yahoo Messenger Sucks ***.

The new Yahoo Messenger Sucks ***. If there isn't a fix Ill be using something else. What ***. You cant find contacts, tell who is online or anything. Who ever the designer of this change is a *** fool. Bring back the old Yahoo Messenger. And who ever it was who...
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#1223621

I think they are trying to do away with it by reducing it to a fraction of what it was before. I think they have shut most of their yahoo servers down which reflect the lack of a friends list and that.

Now it is more or less a game of blind mans bluff

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#904931 Review #904931 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Montrose, Colorado
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

Yahoo menssenger "upgrade" isn't.. its total ***

I completely agree this app is embarrassing even worse than google wich has always been a steady decade behind yahoo, in spite of the propaganda . This messenger do anything . And where the *** is my credit from my yahoo phone number ? I want that back you ***. I msick of useless moronic people rewriting perfectly good applications until they are totally useless as if that was the intended goal. It amazing to me how difficult everything is on a computer now a days. Yahoo messenger was my goto "always going to work " always goin to remember my conversations with old friends and family etc . now you have ruined it and I hunch the rest will follow. Please dont ever look to google for technical incite they are the most incapable minds on planet earth..
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#904909 Review #904909 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

I HATE THE NEW YAHOO MESSENGER

It is completely ruined. The other one was perfect,you could chat several people at once, remain invisible.check your conversation history, show your cam to several people at once,You could move chat windows around.You could block people easily. get offline messages....
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#1331289

i agree.yahoo sux.....i havent been able to sign into messenger in 6 months,but im able to sign into my email account.....doees that make sence?ive tried uninstalling yahoo and reinstalling it....ive tried resetting my password....ive turned off my firewall...pop up blockers.....its still not working and i cant get anyone to help me.....im gonna start using aol...they have a messenger and it works......im fed up with yahoo......its not like it used to be .....another pissed off consumer

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#904873 Review #904873 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tampa, Florida
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

New YM is a huge step backwards

The new YM is a big step backwards. I don't know why anyone who had and used all of the features in the legacy version would want the new one. It has no options/preferences, doesn't allow you to choose to be visible/invisible, won't show you which of your friends are online, and won't let you drag chats into separate windows. It takes away all of the choices you used to have (icons, emoticons,font color, etc). I honestly do not see one area of improvement in the new version. I'll use Legacy until it truly doesn't work, and then I'm going to AIM which has most of the features that YM took away. What in the world were they thinking when they decided to cripple the desktop version this way?
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#1201964

I think Yahoo is trying to phase out the IM part of it's services by cripling them and eliminating the older vers

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#904651 Review #904651 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Glendale, California
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Cons
  • New messenger is useless
Reason of review
Bad quality

Hate the new Yahoo Messenger!

What is Yahoo thinking?! This is not an improvement at all! There is no upfront friend list...you state you put the conversations front and center....but I do not want them front and center. I want my friend list. AND I want to be able to see which friends are online and which are not! If I wanted to send a text message, I would send a text message. I would use my phone to do so, and would not need Yahoo at all to do that. Why do you feel Messenger needs to look, and act, like a cell phone? It is NOT a cell phone. It is to chat LIVE with your friends/family while you both online. I have been a Messenger user since the late 90s...a long, long, time. And to me, this is like losing a friend. This new version takes up too much of my screen, and honestly, I cannot think of one single nice thing to say about it. I will continue to use my old version of Messenger until you take it away from me. And, in the meantime, I and several of the people on my friends list are diligently looking for an alternative to Yahoo. This was really a bad move guys. I think you just shot yourselves in the foot. Sadly.. rose_32008
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#1203007

They shot themselves in the head, and regretfully the bullet went all the way thru and shot ME IN THE ***! 3/4 of my contacts have new names...

apparently their real names and not their actual YM ID. So reading my "New" contact list I don't have a F&@#ING clue who the *** they are. But its WORSE... Go ahead and TRY to click on a contact in the list and have this C&@P desktop app actually display the contact's details INCLUDING their ACTUAL YM ID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So what I see is 3/4 of them have been renamed (at least to me) and about 1/2 of those are beyond me who they are.

PLUS NO WAY TO FIND OUT! You gotta be $#!TT!nG ME!!!!!!!!!!

#1201995

I agree totally and I think they are killing yahoo off. I went to trillium as I like it although i wanted to stay with messenger but the new one does not work.

The writer here didn't even touch on the fact that not all of your contacts are able to receive your messages. Its happening to me.

I am so disgusted with them shutting the old one down. If its not broke don't break it.

#1201782

Your're so right. It's absolutely horrible.

In fact it's so bad and so user unfriendly to me the only possible explanation is that it's deliberate sabotage. Yes, weird as it sounds they just for whatever reason want people to stop using Yahoo messenger, and this is their way of achieving that.

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#904418 Review #904418 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Holiday, Florida
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Cons
  • New messenger
Reason of review
New Messenger is dreadful!
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

The New Yahoo Messenger

Rather than being specific, because there is enough specificity already written in these reviews, I will just say that in the new version of messenger, there is not a single function that is superior to the old version. Yahoo really needs to take a look at it's management chain and consider making an "upgrade" there! If Yahoo is publicly traded, the investors should be worried! I will actively seek an alternative to my online messaging needs. After talking with my other friends, I literally have not found ONE positive review. What in the world were you thinking??? Where did you find the system engineers for this upgrade? ... they certainly lack the competency needed!
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#904327 Review #904327 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Cons
  • Messenger upgrad
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Yahoo - Messenger Desktop Application Review from Utica, New York

I've had yahoo messenger for many years and the latest desktop version is the perfect indicator of just how out of touch and irrelevant yahoo has become. I no longer have any mobile device or desktop PC using yahoo messenger. Next I need to get rid of my email account. Bye yahoo.
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#1209864

This is just horrible! My daughter who lives 9 hours away would communicate with me on the old yahoo but the new upgraded nightmare is impossible to use.

There was NOTHING wrong with the old version!! Does yahoo even see this? So many are complaining I would think they would let us use the old ome.

What were they thinking???!!!

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#904101 Review #904101 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Utica, New York
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Unfunctional

why would one want a messenger that takes up their whole screen and does not even function. its gone from functional programming to totally useless. try to find a friend list on it... Cant! try to find options or adjustment settings they don't even exist. I seriously want to keep the old yahoo it was half decent programming that didn't need to be messed with. However even it started to go down hill when users could not connect or make their own chat rooms but still was a good way to talk at friends and better than java based Facebook for communication in chat form with its individualized boxes that don't take up your whole screen.
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#903762 Review #903762 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
poorly disfunctional program not even usable

No Online Notifications?

I really wanted to like the new version of Yahoo messenger, but there's just too much wrong with it. You can no longer tell when your contacts are online. It says to 'think of it like texting,' but if I wanted to text my friends I would literally just text them. That's not what a messenger does. There are also no longer any font options. The conversation history will from now on only be in the text box too. Majorly inconvenient. This has gone really downhill, and I hope Yahoo will add those features back soon. As it stands I really don't recommend it, and...I really hate to say this part because I've been with this for years, but I won't be using it again until they do.
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#1201171

I agree. What a huge step backward! The login text boxes won't even remember your ID and password if you'd like to have it do that.

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#903457 Review #903457 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

Want a functional IM for my Desktop

I really hate this Yahoo Instant Messenger. I can't kill old contacts that always appear on the new Yahoo Instant Messenger. I don't have a smart phone & I don't want my desktop to look like one. Where can I go that has an old style Yahoo Instant Messenger? I really hate Yahoo & current management. They use to allow detail profiles (very important), member searches, chat rooms & functional Instant Messenger. I'm no longer allow to have video chats or send files through Yahoo Instant Messenger. It's all gone because some dumb Bimbo president hated her customers & disrespected their desires.
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#1202252

This is what happens when you put women in charge. Gonna vote for Hillary?

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#903308 Review #903308 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Cons
  • Customer service
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

New YM upgrade is totally disasturous!

Does Yahoo plan to get rid of their users? Or Yahoo want to *** us - the users - off for fun? This new YM upgrade is totally a fiasco. Hard to use, interface is sloppy, couldn't work well with others (some could received while many couldn't receive new message from me), not convenient (need to use web to chat) and it's *** dull the design. May I know why or how management agreed on such upgrade at the first place? And I wonder if they really do use or try using them before giving the green light for the upgrade. If they do and still they like it, definitely Yahoo's management taste of design and understanding on what the current market need - deteriorating and obsolete. Please give us back the old YM. It's more fun and friendlier to use compared to this yucky new YM.
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#903303 Review #903303 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Cons
  • That others are scamming me or still trying to
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Absolutely do NOT like YM upgrade!!!

Why "upgrade" what is working well for many who have liked YM? This "upgrade" is no such thing! The whole idea obviously pleased its "ingenious" designers, who apparently care much more about their promotion than what really works for many who have been fine with the "old" YM. It's amazing sometimes how quick such "innovators" so easily see themselves of greater intelligent than the "old" creators, schooled more in self - esteem than the formula for what was actually better than anything they really do. This is just the beginning of the complaints and those who are sorry now they ever used YM to begin with, soon to lose all the "cherished" "old chats with loved ones. It's sad & disgusting!!!
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#903280 Review #903280 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
North Branch, Michigan
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

New Yahoo Messenger Sucks

Yesterday I upgraded to the new YAHOO Messenger as I was told I had to do in order to keep using it. To say it is terrible would be a compliment. It is a DISASTER. The people that designed it must have never EVER used messenger. The Web Cam feature is gone and not being able to see who is on line is ***. Give us the old messenger features back or we will all have to find somewhere else. I EXPECT I WILL BE GONE FROM MESSENGER WITH IN A WEEK UNLESS IT IS FIXED OR GIVE US THE OLD MESSENGER BACK SO WE CAN USE IT AGAIN.
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#1201490

Well said ....... I agree the new messenger is *** I wish they can leave the old yahoo messenger alone and *** off their new one

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#903122 Review #903122 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Canastota, New York
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Bad quality

Winning! At Loosing People Who Use Yahoo

If this was a Olympic event in how horrible the new yahoo messenger is.... it would be the Michael Phelps of winning gold medals. I'm at point where i think this is self sabotage because I really can't think of anyone who would really think this is a superior alternative vs the older version. It is claustrophobic at best, no one knows your online, you don't receive any if at all any messages. What did yahoo do make a bet with Skype? Did someone lose a bet or something? This is the worst idea ever. I just don't get how this was supposed to be better. My Brain hurts.
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#903118 Review #903118 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Cons
  • Disapointed
Reason of review
Bad quality

Abysmal new messenger

I am totally amazed at just how bad this sudden change from my Yahoo messenger is, to this new thing that they just insisted I download. It is totally useless and after more than 10 years as a yahoo user, it looks like I will have to find an alternative. Myspace did the same a few years ago, ruining something that was popular with millions of customers and self destructing. Now it is the turn of Yahoo. What is wrong with these people and why do they simply not create a new product as an alternative and not as a replacement? It does seem that they have no common sense and simply employ idiots to advise them. Is it a bunch of 12 year olds now running Yahoo? Was this really an adult decision, to irritate and chase off millions of customers in one swift move? It is impossible that this was a decision taken by sensible people.
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#903027 Review #903027 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Southsea, Portsmouth
Product
Yahoo Messenger Desktop Application
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution