Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

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What our users think

"Hate it! Bring the old one back!"

"IT FREAKING DONT WORK. YOU OUGHT TO BRING BACK Talk ROOMS, i LOVED THEM."

  • Amazing movie quality!
  • Very customizable
  • Superb privacy settings
  • Animated backgrounds are ad-ridden
  • Long installation process
  • Too much bloat

Softonic Review

Yahoo! Messenger 11 permits you to talk to your Yahoo! and Facebook friends via instant messaging.

To bring Yahoo! Messenger up to date, Facebook talk has been integrated into the latest version, along with social games like Mafia Wars. You can now use movie talk in full-screen mode, and the ‘Always On’ feature means you’ll stay connected whether on mobile, at home or at work.

You can of course update your Facebook status from Yahoo! Messenger, and also on Yahoo! What hasn’t switched from the previous version is the amount of bloat in the app. Some people may appreciate the collective movies, social games (as shown in the movie here), radio stations, emoticons, search bar and so on. However, all this stuff adds a lot of weight to the Yahoo! Messenger, and it feels unsophisticated today. The movie call quality in Yahoo! Messenger is pretty good, however, and in fact if it stuck to being a talk app, we would recommend it more very!

The amplification of social aspects in Yahoo! Messenger isn’t a revolution. If you love all the bells and whistles, you’ll love this app, but many people will find it annoying and intrusive.

Yahoo! Messenger

Download Yahoo! Messenger for Windows

What our users think

"Hate it! Bring the old one back!"

"IT FREAKING DONT WORK. YOU OUGHT TO BRING BACK Talk ROOMS, i LOVED THEM."

  • Amazing movie quality!
  • Very customizable
  • Good privacy settings
  • Animated backgrounds are ad-ridden
  • Long installation process
  • Too much bloat

Softonic Review

Yahoo! Messenger 11 permits you to talk to your Yahoo! and Facebook friends via instant messaging.

To bring Yahoo! Messenger up to date, Facebook talk has been integrated into the latest version, along with social games like Mafia Wars. You can now use movie talk in full-screen mode, and the ‘Always On’ feature means you’ll stay connected whether on mobile, at home or at work.

You can of course update your Facebook status from Yahoo! Messenger, and also on Yahoo! What hasn’t switched from the previous version is the amount of bloat in the app. Some people may appreciate the collective movies, social games (as shown in the movie here), radio stations, emoticons, search bar and so on. However, all this stuff adds a lot of weight to the Yahoo! Messenger, and it feels unsophisticated today. The movie call quality in Yahoo! Messenger is pretty good, however, and in fact if it stuck to being a talk app, we would recommend it more very!

The amplification of social aspects in Yahoo! Messenger isn’t a revolution. If you love all the bells and whistles, you’ll love this app, but many people will find it annoying and intrusive.

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their pal/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other instructions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen embarking at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the superb majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their pal/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Gyrating and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and devices actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen embarking at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and devices actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and instruments actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and instruments actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the photos can be seen kicking off at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Whirring and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and instruments actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and devices actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Whirring and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the superb majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and instruments actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Gyrating and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the superb majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen kicking off at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the superb majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Whirring and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the photos can be seen embarking at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and instruments actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Gyrating and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen kicking off at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and instruments actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Whirring and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their pal/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the photos can be seen embarking at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the photos can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Whirring and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other instructions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen embarking at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the superb majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the superb majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and devices actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen embarking at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the photos can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen embarking at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Whirring and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other instructions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Whirring and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the superb majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Gyrating and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen kicking off at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and devices actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen embarking at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Whirring and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other instructions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the superb majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their pal/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other instructions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and instruments actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Gyrating and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their pal/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen kicking off at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Gyrating and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other instructions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Gyrating and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their acquaintance/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen kicking off at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other instructions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the superb majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and devices actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their pal/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and contraptions actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the photos can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly virginal Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legitimate]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-built Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directives are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – geysers an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legitimate, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and instruments actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Three.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Trio] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pictures can be seen embarking at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still photos from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still photo from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-built+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were liquidated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the excellent majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pictures from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Trio, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and implements actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Zizzing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were eventually shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the pics can be seen commencing at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam flows from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message figure, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other instructions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Three.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam pics from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and instruments actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Gyrating and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their mate/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the photos can be seen beginning at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pictures from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly harmless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still picture from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message bod, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other guidelines are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – fountains an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will emerge as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Eighteen, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The budge came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the fine majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Overlook List. [Eighteen]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

  1. ^ ab"Stay In Touch With Yahoo Pager". Archived from the original on twenty December two thousand ten . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  2. ^ ab"Yahoo! Inc. – Company Timeline". Wayback Machine. 2008-07-13. Archived from the original on 2008-07-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-19 . CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^"Features – Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved twelve February two thousand eight .
  4. ^ ab"Switch is in the Air: Updates to Yahoo Messenger Features" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  5. ^ ab"Yahoo Messenger public talk rooms discontinuing on Dec. 14th" . Retrieved one December two thousand twelve .
  6. ^"Old Yahoo Messenger App to Shut Down on August Five" . Retrieved thirteen June two thousand sixteen .
  7. ^ Gloystein, Hennings (Five August 2016). "Oil traders prepare fond farewells to Yahoo Messenger" . Retrieved nine August two thousand sixteen .
  8. ^"Talk in Hindi on Yahoo Messenger". ABP Live. Twelve April two thousand sixteen . Retrieved twenty one April two thousand sixteen .
  9. ^"Fresh Yahoo Messenger desktop app hands-on: Unsend button, animated GIFs, more". PC Tablet. Four August two thousand sixteen . Retrieved seven August two thousand sixteen .
  10. ^"iTunes: Yahoo Messenger – Apple" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  11. ^"Yahoo Messenger – Android" . Retrieved one January two thousand fourteen .
  12. ^"YDN forum – Yahoo Reply to SDK query". Developer.yahoo.net . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  13. ^ Spencer Ackerman and James Ball (2014-02-27). "Yahoo webcam photos from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ". The Guardian.
  14. ^"State of the Yahoo! Multiplayer Salon Games". Yahoo Games. Twenty November 2014. Archived from the original on seven April 2014.
  15. ^ Stith, John (2005-06-24). "Yahoo Yanks Pedophile Talk After Ads Get Yanked". Webpronews.com.
  16. ^"Tired of Yahoo Messenger Spam?". News.softpedia.com . Retrieved 2012-06-09 .
  17. ^ Larry Dignan of Zdnet described the spam as becoming insufferable.
  18. ^"Messenger Help -". yahoo.com.
  19. ^ Simpson, Chet. "SPAM Statistics for March 2007". Instant Messenger Anti-Spam Resource Center. Archived from the original on May Three, two thousand nine . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  20. ^"Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Talk" . Retrieved thirteen January two thousand ten .
  21. ^"These May Be the Only People Who Want Yahoo to Thrive". One June two thousand sixteen . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen – via www.bloomberg.com.
  22. ^"Subscribe to read". ft.com . Retrieved one February two thousand seventeen .
  23. ^http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2016/06/29/10012071/interactive-energy-front-runners-emerge-as-yahoo-closure-nears/
  24. ^"Secure Messaging Scorecard. Which apps and devices actually keep your messages safe?". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Four November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen .
  25. ^"Only six Messaging Apps Are Truly Secure". PC Magazine. Five November two thousand fourteen . Retrieved eight January two thousand fifteen .
  26. ^ Perlroth, Nicole; Goel, Vindu (28 September 2016). "Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say". The Fresh York Times . Retrieved twenty eight September two thousand sixteen . Jeff Bonforte, the Yahoo senior vice president who oversees its email and messaging services, said in an interview last December that Mr. Stamos and his team had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption for everything. . Mr. Bonforte said he resisted the request because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data to provide fresh user services.

yahoo band because Facebook are coming in two thousand four after he will closed

Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger

June 21, one thousand nine hundred ninety nine ; eighteen years ago ( 1999-06-21 ) (as Yahoo! Messenger) [Two]

Mac: Trio.0.Two / July 14, two thousand twelve ; five years ago ( 2012-07-14 )

Linux: 1.0.6 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

SunOS Five.7: 0.99.17-1 / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Solaris 8: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

FreeBSD Four/Five: 1.0.Four / September two thousand three ; fourteen years ago ( 2003-09 )

Android: Two.9.Two / July 6, two thousand seventeen ; sixty one days ago ( 2017-07-06 )

iOS: 1.0.7/ February 29, two thousand sixteen ; seventeen months ago ( 2016-02-29 )

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also permits access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive fresh email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and talk rooms in various categories.

Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. [1]

In addition to instant messaging features similar to those suggested by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom-made Status Messages. [Three] It was also the very first major IM client to feature Humming and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also permits users to access Yahoo Talk Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public talk rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being switched/added/deleted. [Four] [Five]

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down on August Five, 2016, [6] with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. [7] It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were ultimately shut down sometime inbetween the mid-morning and early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their friend/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised practices for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. [8] A fresh desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released. [9]

Contents

Calls Edit

As of January 2014, the iOS version supports voice calls, with movie calling on some devices. [Ten] The Android version supports "voice & movie calls (beta)". [11]

Voicemail and file sharing Edit

Yahoo added voicemail and file sending capabilities to anyone. File-sharing of sizes up to 2GB was added to Yahoo Messenger. [ citation needed ]

Plug-ins Edit

As of 8.0, Yahoo Messenger has added the capability for users to create plug-ins, which are then hosted and showcased on the Yahoo Plug-in gallery. Yahoo now no longer provides plugin development SDK. [12]

Yahoo Music Radio Edit

Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window. The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song.

Webcam Edit

As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.

Yahoo’s software now permits users with the most current updated versions (8 through Ten) to utilize its webcam service. This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end. The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in inbetween one and two frames per 2nd. The resolution of the photos can be seen kicking off at three hundred twenty × two hundred forty pixels or one hundred sixty × 120.

The British intelligence agency GCHQ’s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and NSA are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still pics from Yahoo webcam rivulets from millions of mostly guiltless Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use. Optic Nerve takes a still pic from the webcam stream every five minutes. [13]

URI scheme Edit

Yahoo Messenger’s installation process automatically installs an extra uniform resource identifier (URI) scheme handler for the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol into some web browsers, so that URIs beginning ymsgr can open a fresh Yahoo Messenger window with specified parameters. This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a fresh e-mail message using the system’s default mail program. For example, a web page might include a link like the following in its HTML source to open a window for sending a message to the YIM user exampleuser:

<a href="ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser">Send Message</a>

To specify a message assets, the m parameter is used, so that the link location might look like this: ymsgr:sendim?exampleuser&m=This+is+my+message

Other directions are:

  • ymsgr:sendim?yahooid
  • ymsgr:addfriend?yahooid
  • ymsgr:sendfile?yahooid
  • ymsgr:call?yahooid
  • ymsgr:callPhone?phonenumber
  • ymsgr:im – opens the "Send an IM" window
  • ymsgr:customstatus?A+custom-made+status – switches the status message
  • ymsgr:getimv?imvname – explosions an IMVironment (example: ymsgr:getimv?doodle , ymsgr:getimv?yfighter )

Interoperability Edit

On October 13, 2005, Yahoo and Microsoft announced plans to introduce interoperability inbetween their two messengers, creating the second-largest real-time communications service userbase worldwide: forty percent of all users (AIM presently holds fifty six percent). The announcement comes after years of third-party interoperability success (most notably, Trillian, Pidgin) and criticisms that the major real-time communications services were locking their networks. Microsoft has also had talks with AOL in an attempt to introduce further interoperability, but so far, AOL seems unwilling to participate.

Interoperability inbetween Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006. This permitted Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to talk to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients. It was not possible to talk using the voice service inbetween the two different messengers.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability inbetween Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist. [Four] The Live Messenger contacts will show up as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

Games Edit

There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. It requires Java to function.

As of April Legal, 2014, games were eliminated from Yahoo Messenger. [14]

Yahoo Talk (1997–2012) Edit

Yahoo Talk was a free online talk room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! users. Yahoo! Talk was very first launched on January 7, 1997, [Two] as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very very first release of Yahoo! Pager. On March 9, 1998, the very first public version of Yahoo! Pager was released, with Yahoo! Talk among its features. It permitted users to create public talk rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.

In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users’ capability to create their own talk rooms. The stir came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo. [15]

On November 30, 2012, Yahoo announced that among other switches that the public talk rooms would be discontinued as of December 14, 2012. [Five] quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products practices and of course, create fresh ones."

Until the talk rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Messenger could access Yahoo talk rooms.

Yahoo has since closed down the talk.yahoo.com site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo! Messenger page) because the good majority of talk users accessed it through Messenger. The company is still working on a way to permit users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against manhandle [ citation needed ] . A greyed-out option to "create a room" was available until the release of version 11.

A recently added feature in Yahoo! Messenger permits users to connect with Facebook.

Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). [16] [17] Yahoo’s primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages and placing the senders on an Disregard List. [Legal]

As of two thousand seven [update] , it was estimated that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo talk rooms were bots. [Nineteen] Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining talk rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent manhandle by spammers. [20]

Yahoo! Messenger was the superior instant messaging platform among commodity traders until the platform was discontinued in August 2016. [21] [22] [23]

  • Windows – 11.Five.0.228 – March 13, 2012
  • macOS – Trio.0.Two (build 235554) – July 14, 2012
  • Unix – 1.0.Four – September 2003. It can still be downloaded from Softpedia.
    • Version 1.0.6 can be downloaded from the Unix Beta page

Yahoo released a preview version of Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista. It had been designed to exploit the fresh design elements of Vista’s Windows Presentation Foundation and introduced a fresh user interface and features. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support. It has since been discontinued.

On November Four, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation listed Yahoo! Messenger on its "Secure Messaging Scorecard". Yahoo! Messenger received one out of seven points on the scorecard. It received a point for encryption during transit, but missed points because communications were not encrypted with a key the provider didn’t have access to (i.e. the communications were not end-to-end encrypted), users couldn’t verify contacts’ identities, past messages were not secure if the encryption keys were stolen (i.e. the service did not provide forward secrecy), the code was not open to independent review (i.e. the source code was not open-source), the security design was not decently documented, and there had not been a latest independent security audit. [24] [25]

In September 2016, The Fresh York Times reported that Yahoo’s security team, led by Alex Stamos, had pressed for Yahoo to adopt end-to-end encryption sometime inbetween two thousand fourteen and 2015, but this had been resisted by Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president, "because it would have hurt Yahoo’s capability to index and search message data". [26]

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