Historical Backgrounds of Yahoo messenger:
Yahoo messenger is an advertisement supported instant messenger client messaging client and associated protocol provided be yahoo! Yahoo messenger is provided free of charges and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also allows access to other yahoo services, such as yahoo mail, where users can be automatically noticed when they receive new mail. Yahoo! also offer PC-to PC to Phone, Phone to Phone to PC services, File transfers, webcam hosting text messaging services and chat rooms in various categories.
Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo Pager on March 9, 1998. As on December 14, 2012 all public chat rooms on Yahoo messenger have been shutdown as part of a services of features being changed/deleted. On March 27, 2016 the only support clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The oregional windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris are not supported anymore and their services began shutting down on Aug 5, 2016.
- Calls: Yahoo messenger support voice calls, video calling on some android devices.
- Voice mail and file sharing: IT support voice mailing and file sharing capabilities to anyone up to size of 2GB.
- Plugin: It facilitate the users to plugin, which are than hosted and showcased on the yahoo plugin gallery.
- Yahoo Music Radio: Yahoo messenger users can listen the free and paid internet radio services using the yahoo official music radio plugin from with in the messenger window. The plugin also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate the song.
- Yahoo Chat: You can also free chat with the help of yahoo messenger.