Yahoo Releases Yahoo Messenger 6.0

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Yahoo just officially launched their new Yahoo Messenger 6 upgrade after weeks of beta testing by Yahoo users (Search Engine Journal editors included). The upgrade is a fresh of breath air for Yahoo, adding music, games, photos, and Yahoo Search to their popular Yahoo Messenger Service.

“With the all-new Yahoo! Messenger we are using the power of the Yahoo! network to create an essential communications hub for our users,” said Lisa Pollock Mann, senior director of messaging products. “We are thrilled with the enthusiasm we have heard thus far, with over 90% of survey respondents telling us that they would recommend the all-new Yahoo! Messenger to their friends.”

Yahoo has introduced deeper integration with Yahoo Search via new search shortcuts makes sharing search results with friends easier than ever. Earlier in the year, Yahoo introduced its new search engine technology while dropping Google as its primary search engine provider. Such integration of Yahoo Search into Yahoo’s premier product offerings, such as Yahoo Messenger, is a sound plan to spread Yahoo Search across user desktops and to infiltrate Yahoo member web surfing habits.

New features like enhanced access to contacts including e-mail and mobile information through Yahoo AddressBook and the ability to be seen by certain friends of choice through the Stealth mode feature, provide an easy, efficient and fun way for people to manage relationships and communicate in real time.

Probably one of the collest features of the new Messenger is that they have introduced stealth mode. This enable you to decide who on your messenger list can see you and who cannot. By adding Stealth, Yahoo removed one of the shortcomings in our opinion. As MSN Messenger let you block a particular user even without removing him from your buddy list, Yahoo did not. Now you don’t have to block anyone (so you don’t miss any offline messages), you just disappear under the stealth mode.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • Arleen

    I downloaded the new yahoo messenger beta 2 days ago. I now was told by my friends that the beta has a few bugs in it and i should now re-download the new one.(6.0) How do I? I ckicked on 6.0 and yahoo said that i already had that installed,, BUT when i installed it,, I hit the BETA one. How can I tell if I have the beta or the 6.0 installed ? help I dont want to catch a bug.:(….

  • pankaj

    send the full verson in Yahoo Messenger 6.0

  • Babar khan

    plz let me download yahoo new massanger cuz i always use only yahoo.

  • Lil Man

    I Have A Windows XP I Want To Know If This New Yahoo Messenger Will Work With My New Windows XP Pc Holla Back With That Info.Oh Yeah I Do Have Yahoo E.Mail Inbox My Yahool E.Mail Adderss Is LilManNumber12@Yahoo.Com. Just Holla Back With That Info Thank You very Much????

  • sweet_heart

    Good masanger

  • Khaled

    i do not know

  • zohiab

    sallam to everyone ok take care ur self ok bye suu u

  • kamlesh

    pls download yahoo massanger

  • Marguerite Fitzpatrick

    To upgrade my yahoo messenger what upgrade do I choose? Will it wipe out my Friends list, emoticons that are present. I really don’t know what to download as I don’t want a mess. Please advise me.

  • Rosanna

    I am trying to dl the messenger on this link but nothing happens.. What could possibly be wrong?? I really wanted YM 6.0 so bad.. please help me..

  • mark cornel

    i love yahoo

  • Murtaza Saleem

    new verstion is install in my pc

  • Wayne Steidley

    i run xp and can’t seem to get 6.0 to respond ? is it my puter or what?

  • fiaz raja

    i enjoy with beta.

  • Nikki

    I have had the new Yahoo beta shortly after it came out. It’s cool and all but a complete memory hog and I want to un-install it and go back to the other version but now can’t find the older version. Where can I get it?

  • Krista Carlson

    its kewl i dont know wut to say i mean its just a new version of yahoo messenger but thanks

  • Julie

    I would like to go back to old messenger

  • RAZA

    Sir, i what to download new Yahoo! messenger.
    Your student,

  • Elmer

    I am disassified with the latest messenger. There is no way to “Join User in Chat” and the screen is much too large.

  • Tim

    I downloaded the new messenger today as did a couple of my friends and all of us are now having trouble in game rooms and other areas that have java. want the old one back so how do I find it and get rid of this headache you have with the 6.0???

  • Nicole Johnson

    i wanted to get the new messenger but every time i get to it it wont let me download it!! why??? PLZ HELP i dont think tha ti can survive with out messenger

  • Pete

    Can you please tell me how I can get the same chat rooms that were on the old messenger. Great NEW Messenger bit upset that the Chat is not available on it.

  • Chelsea

    I don’t like it, it takes up to much computer space. How do I get the old one back?

  • Zoe

    Where is the chat on this? I looked everywhere on my new messenger and I cant find it. I wasnt able to download the new Yahoo messenger for the U.S so I had to resort to the UK/Ireland one, not even the Canadian one downloaded.

  • Amit rana


  • Loren Baker

    Chat is on the top, to the right of Mobile

  • bad_angel18_03

    where can i download the new yahoo chat at i had a friend tell me about it and i want to know where to download it at ??

  • hananenegagza


  • Janice

    I just downloaded the new 6.0 Yahoo Messenger and can’t get it to work on my windows XP….help!!!!! or get me back to the old version, how do I do this.

  • Jerry Payne

    why cant i download yahoo messenger

  • holly

    I can’t find anywhere on the internet yahoo messenger 6.0 I wanna download it but i cant find it anywhere. Where can i go to download yahoo messenger 6.0?

  • Michael

    I am not happy with the new Yahoo Messenger 6.0 at all. I removed it and now whenever I reboot, it starts automatically when booting up. I ran a search to completely romove it, but search comes up with nothing. There appears to be something in the download that does not allow one to completely remove the program.

  • bre

    hey can i use 6.0

  • barbara parton

    yes i downloaded yahoo to 6.0 and i can not find out how you switch over to change login user. my friend can not get into his buddy list, because there is no way to sign him in, so please tell me away to do this, where do you find a place to change users at. Thank you

  • tweetty42701

    how do i download the 6.0 for yahoo?

  • explorer

    i downloaded yahoo messenger several times and always there was a fatal termination.
    the error: YPAGER caused an invalid page fault in module FLASH.OC at 0167:02fb7251.
    now i installed yahoo somehow through help menu…,but the problem still has with it’s fatal crash to restart messenger again else it doesn’t exist otherwise.

  • mike

    its agood version but thhe thinngs we cannot follow user if were not in the room and its kinda hard for us to follow if we can’t find the room that we wanted to go. is there anyway you can do to also include the join user or follow user?

  • funnycakecarol57

    evey comment on the new yahoo instant messanger is true i downloadwd it and uninstalled it, cause it won’t even accept skins, i believe in Angels.

  • shamely

    hai everybody,
    may godbless u all.

  • akramkhan

    plz send a yahoo new released yahoo messenger

  • TIna

    i want the old back w/ this new yhaoo it mess up my whole pc

  • Lydia

    i want to update yahoo to 6.0 can you help?

  • amada boatman

    plz send a yahoo new released yahoo messanger

  • hammad

    need new yahoo messanger

  • Ramesh

    I wants to latest verson of Yahoo Massange

  • bejo

    give me download yahoo masanger versi 6

  • bejo

    give me download yahoo masanger versi 6.0

  • vinay dhiman

    i wana download yahoo messenger version 6.0 plz tell me where to download it from . plz i need it a lot.

  • mukesh

    yahho messenger 6 , is really great for voice chat , but we can joing user in chat, if this provison is there , it will be real great. Now i want messenge 6 to instal in my system , iam not able to find in messenge kindly give me the downloadable site.

  • jyotiranjan

    Plz allow me to download yahoo messenger.Plz send it

  • April

    I can’t follow user in chat rooms anymore…I kind of miss that feature.

  • smart

    i have cyber client

  • farah


  • yhtrys

    dfhtytru turtu stus tut

  • help684

    Unable to login to messenger after upgrading from 5.5 to 6.0. Does someone have the same problem? Please HELP!
    Yahoo messenger can’t connect
    We are unable to sign you in to Yahoo

    For Dial-up users:
    Check modem
    Try again

    Lan users… etc.

    Please HELP!

  • matt

    how do i find someone on yahoo messanger if i dont have yahoo messanger???

  • danielle

    it wont let me dowload yahoo messenger i only talk on yahoo i need it let me have it PLZ!

  • danielle

    let me on yahoo hello i need yahoo or i cant talk to my friendz

  • Jennifer

    why will it not let me download yahoo messanger?

  • Jimmy O’Neal


  • MAlak Yusuf Riaz Khalil

    DEAR FRDS! I AM SO HAPPY THAT YAHOO HAS CHANGED IT’S MESSANGER. NOW WE CAN SAY THAT YAHOO IS THE BEST MESSANGER ON THE EARTH. IT GIVES ALOT OF PROGRAMMES AND FREE ACCESS TO CHAT ROOMS. IT’S RADIO CHANNALS ARE also very smart. i am confident that every body will love it. i congrad the team of yahoo for such an outstanding software.

  • Mease

    Skins!! for yahoo…….. save the skins here>>> c: files > programme files > yahoo > shared files > graphics… and the skins will load ….

  • DeAnn Holt

    I am a faithful user of Yahoo. I use at home and I have installed it at work. When we got our new system upgrade, they told me I had a virus on my computer brought in by Yahoo Messanger and spyware. I can not use Yahoo messanger at work and it really ticks me off. I was just letting people know to watch for spyware and that yahoo uses it to watch where you are going….

  • sami

    i want to down load new yahoo massanger

  • vasantha

    yahoo is very good and better than any other ids.

  • amit

    i want know from where i download yahoo massanger 6.0
    if u have 6.0 then please send me asap.

    Thanks n Regards


  • cj

    there is nothing wrong with yahoo messrnger!!!! it’s the idiot’s that is using it

  • Dorthy hallett

    I really like yahoo instant messanger but we don’t have windows 98 is there any way we can get it with out having windows 98
    thanks bye

  • nirgudkar

    no comment

  • ANdrew Amstutz

    yahoo messenger is by far the best messenger program i’ve ever used. I have not had a problem with it yet and ive had it for almost 3 yrs.

  • Queenofspadez

    Yahoo messenger 6 skins @

  • deepak sehgal

    i want yahoo masanger

  • Amreen

    “when i downloaded the new messenger i dont get my offline messages what can be the problem cos its really causing me trouble…..plz help me out.”:{



  • michael webb

    im trying to download yahoo meesenger for same time now if tryed 5.6 6.0 6.1 but keeps coming up with error on page i thought web site down no ive tryed it on laptop and work no prob no on pc it all clean no can you please reply help me many thanks mike

  • zahid

    my work is good

  • Gump

    What is error 52 in yahoo! messenger? How do I fix it? New to computers and I’m totaly lost…PLEASE HELP ME!

  • Sassybaby

    I have the new yahoo messenger, I love it but I wanted to change the skin so I downloaded the new ones for ver. 6.0 and I cannot seem to make them work. Can anyone please help me????Email me

  • Osprey

    SassyBaby, Extract your new Skins Zip file to:
    C:\Program Files\Yahoo\Shared\Graphics ONLY
    Messenger 6 does not keep them in the SKINS folder. Yea, dumb.
    When you extract the Zipped download it will create it’s own sub-Folder inside that Graphics folder and it will all work fine.
    ~ Osprey

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    Great website, it was actually quite real helpful.

  • Trina

    how do I download ver. 6.0

  • shahid

    I have foung yahoo the best of them all .

  • shailrajr1

    i love yahoo masanger it completes the blanks in life

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  • babak


  • Taylor

    I think that the yahoo Messager is the BEST!!!!!!!~

  • umesh chauhan


  • Rhonda

    I’ve downloaded 4 different skins for yahoo 6.0 and have managed to get only one to work. Can anyone tell me why the others may not work.

  • tala

    I tried to down load the new messenger ,now I can not sign in !! I lost my messenger ,pls help me how can I down load the messenger 6.0 again plssssssss.

  • sharda’

    plzzzzzzzz somebody help i tried to download the new yahoo but it didnt work plzzzzzzzzzzzz help me get the 6.0 version back

  • Cheryl

    I had yahoo messenger with voice & now it’s not on here. I have search everywhere for it. What do I do now?

  • syed shahabuddin

    hello sir,
    iam using yahoo messanger 6.0, but running yahoo messanger sadunly give a ypage error and close yahoo messanger atomaticle … why give a answer please….

  • yahoo masanger 6.0

    need yahoo masanger 6.0

  • Fawad

    its not technically good like msn massanger and most of yahoo massanger r soo difficult to use so its another bad version

  • genius

    kindly send me the yahoo messanger

  • Kiarashus

    baba bikhial ma ke khare yahoo 6 ro gaeidim shoma shakh nashid dege;)):->

  • Kiarashus

    Berid konetono bedid ma gaeidim yahoo 6 ro koskholida

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  • Lauren

    hi i tryed 2 download the new beta and it said there was no connection so i uninstalled it and now i have a really old verison and it is hard 2 use i was wounderin how i can get the 6.0 verison so please send me the link or something please and thank u!

  • michelle

    why can’t i download yahoo messenger 6.0? Everytime I try, the download file box highlights Cancel then it tells me the web page is unavailable. What is going on? I uninstalled my old messenger and now I can’t even get it back. Is someone playing a bad joke?

  • Lois Sims

    I downloaded (somehow) YM 7.0 version, now YM will not sign me in at all, just started all this this afternoon. When I had the 7.5 version I was sent the message to go to add/remove program and remove and add there—but Yahoo Messenger is not showing on the Add remove program list AT ALL. Now I want to go back to the 6.0 Version because I had less problems with that than I have with the 7.0 version; give me back the 6.0

  • Patricia Chamberlain

    I was having trouble with yahoo messenger so deleted it from control panel I have been trying all week to redownload and every 10-15 minutes It says to re-enter I leave it for 4-5 hours and does not download

  • saaya

    hi please help me out…was using yahoo messenger version 7 lately… now when i downloaded the new version its not working properly, i want version 7 again , where to get version 7… i cant find out on net, please help urgently..thnaks a lots in advance,

    saaya , from mauritius

  • Sanju

    I need Yahoo Messenger 6.o to download but i am not able to download i have download 5.o but its not working properly i need 6.o. So please help me guys.

  • marjan

    plzzzzzzzz somebody help i tried to download the new yahoo but it didnt work plzzzzzzzzzzzz help me get the 6.0 version back

  • mari

    send the full verson in Yahoo Messenger 6.0

  • sunny

    iwant yahoo messenger 5.0 any one send it to me on my email

  • joan hawk

    I want to get back to the 6.0 version of Yahoo messenger. I cannot bring up profiles, do not get the message that a person cannot be followed in this 8.0 verison. I don’t like this 8.0 version at all. Please tell me how I can get back to the 6.0 version. Thanks..

  • jerry fallmer

    i want 6.0 back pls tell me how to get it back and rid of 8.0

  • christmas

    go to

  • christmas

    sorry, it’s no ‘s’. I just uninstalled yahoo IM 8.0 and reinstalled 7.0. 8.0 takes up too much resources.

  • jafar


  • mathu

    send the full verson in Yahoo Messenger 6.0

  • James

    my yahoo messenger 8.0 is having lots of voice errors and now i cannot sign in with any id. i want this older version 6.0, but when i download it the messenger 8.0 version. PLease tell me how i can download 8.0 or send it to me via e-mail.Please. I need it as soon as possible.

  • James

    my yahoo messenger 8.0 is having lots of voice errors and now i cannot sign in with any id. i want this older version 6.0, but when i download it the messenger 8.0 version appears. PLease tell me how i can download 6.0 or send it to me via e-mail.Please. I need it as soon as possible.

  • va

    I think your new program is pathetic!
    My messenger has not function properly for 6 weeks and I haven’t downloaded ANYTHING! Also, It indicates that I have voice …..I do not. In addition when I try to get into messenger, no names appear, just a white blank block . In addition I cannot find any help from Yahoo! Also…..Well I won’t bore you with more. Thanks for letting me vent, but I am at my wits end!!!!!!!

  • lill cotter

    i do not like new version of yahoo messenger—8.0—–realls sucks keeps shutting down on me every 10 minutes -hate it want old version back

  • Trinh

    I want this older version 6.0, but when i download it the messenger 8.0 version appears. PLease tell me how i can download 6.0 or send it to me via e-mail.Please. I need it as soon as possible.

  • shahid

    yahoo is best

  • shahid

    i like yahoo

  • maa

    no comment

  • sweety

    send the full verson in Yahoo Messenger 6.0. version 8.0 is full of run time errors.

  • patrick

    i like yahoo

  • julie

    send the full versonin yahoo messenger 6.0 plz thz

  • julie

    i want yahoo .messenger 6.07 back thz

  • ali


  • Christopher

    That’s the problem with upgrade… it’s all suppose to be better. But It always is worse, takes up more space, more memory, and more complicated to use. Reading through apparently no one knows where to find the old version. Thanks for nothing.

  • Ebenezer adeeso

    how do i get the new messanger to my pc

  • asmi


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  • sohal

    i love yahoo so much

  • saif

    i would like to use old ver of yahoo messanger

  • piglet

    i hate the new yahoo messenger one..i want the old one bacc!!!

  • jasdeep

    send the full verson in Yahoo Messenger 6.0

  • pranata JR

    wah boso planet, aku ora dong babarblas mas

  • navneet

    I need Yahoo Messenger 6.o to download but i am not able to download i have download 5.o but its not working properly i need 6.o. So please help me guys.

  • ashley

    i olove yahoooooooooo

  • ashley

    i love yahoo so much

  • Alexander the Great

    okey.. babeh..!!

    youre so excelent..!!

  • sue starr

    i would like to downloading yahoo messanger i like it too i talked to my friends on there now i can’t do anything on there because i don’t have it now it make me very sad too

  • tom hurn

    have been on yahoo for 10 or 15 yrs an i dont like new veriosn of yahoo would liek to have the old excite back if u coculd get it
    had it right up to last . like dexcite real well

  • akhil


  • ali

    i need

  • mahmoud


  • katheryn

    would you please help me get yahoo messenger the problem is i have dail up and i tryed to download 8/9 and it wouldnt download what do i need to do now do you have a link that i can go to so i can use yahoo messenger and how long should it take to download messenger thank you for your time katheryn

  • porag

    this is so much

  • Danna Beldin

    I need to downlod the old version of yahoo messager

  • priscilla black

    how can iget myold yshooback plz

  • Sara khan

    yar o itna mushkl messanger kia bna diya hai hramm ho jou samjh aiii aik zara bheeee

  • saleh eid

    I need to downlod the yahoo messager

  • Abhishek

    plz help me to download yahoo massenger as i m not able to download it.i m using it at home on nokia N72 as modem and airtel connection. so plz guide me how to download yahoo massenger and which version i should download. waiting for reply.

  • Abhishek

    Sir plz guide me on my email id

  • pranesh

    if i downlod yahoo messenger from college that page is blocked please help me and send me yahoo messenger via e-mail my e-mail id is

  • sandip


  • wash

    i want from the people which they bulit yahoo massanger to find for us chating with the other countries to know so many knwledge . and we want a good chating

  • Bonnie

    having problem downloading yahoo messenger verison 6 or 7…help

  • hamidreza

    im a tell 09178177945

  • heather

    well the thing is i cant take the old verson of messanger off my pc because its not in my files i looked in all of them and its not there so there for it will not let me have the new msn and i cant fix it same with yahoo to this sux HELP ME