Monday, February 21, 2011

Download Yahoo Messenger 8.1

Yahoo! Messenger is the well known solution for enhanced video calling. This way you can see your friends' latest updates from Yahoo!, Flickr, Twitter and more.

Features: - stay in touch with all your Friends. Use instant message if you want to talk with one friend, or conference if you want to talk with a bunch of your friends. By using Insider you can preview your Yahoo! Mail, news, weather, search and more.

The newest version of the instant-messaging application Yahoo! Messenger is version 10.0. The newest version has an application that is in a different style of format than past versions and, just like with many other applications out there, people may prefer to use the older versions. 

From the Yahoo! website, you can only download the 10.0 version. However, there are several websites that host older version downloads.

  1. Go to the website. In the search bar type "Yahoo Messenger 8.1," and you'll be directed to older versions of Yahoo Messenger that you can readily download.
  2. Click on the option for Yahoo! Messenger 8.1. You can read all about the application on the information section, and you can also view a screenshot to make sure that this is the version you want to download.
  3. Click on the "Free Download" option at the top of the screen. Make sure that you save the download to your desktop so that you can quickly find and install the application. You will now have successfully downloaded Yahoo! Messenger 8.1. Continue to Step 4 for information on installing the application.
  4. Click on the Yahoo! Messenger icon to begin installing the program. After the installation is complete, you will be prompted to enter your Yahoo! ID. If you have a Yahoo! account or email, then use the same ID you use to log in for those. If you do not have an ID, you will need to register for one.
  5. Enter in your Yahoo! ID and password, and click the "Sign On" button. You will be connected with you ID username. You can go back to your Yahoo! setting at anytime to change your preferences or to change the screen name that appears for your Yahoo! Messenger. The Yahoo! Messenger 8.1 will allow you to chat with anyone who has any version of the messenger application, but you will not have the upgraded features of the 9.1 version, including a Yahoo! Toolbar featured at the top of the application.
Yahoo Messenger 8.1 can be installed in Windows XP, Windows Vista and in Windows 7.