How to Download the Yahoo Messenger App on an iPhone

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Search for Yahoo Messenger in the App Store

Yahoo! Messenger
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Yahoo Messenger provides a great way to keep in touch with friends. With savvy features like expedited photo sharing and the ability to "unsend" messages, the latest version of the app is easy to download and use on an iPhone. 

Download Yahoo Messenger for iPhone

If you're on your phone now, either follow this link to go directly to the download page for Yahoo Messenger or follow these steps:

  1. Locate and tap the App Store icon on your phone.
  2. Tap the Search icon from the menu on the bottom of the screen.
  3. Enter Yahoo Messenger and select the appropriate app.
  4. Tap GET to begin the download.
  5. Once the download is complete, you can tap the OPEN button in the App Store to immediately open the app.
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Log In With Your Yahoo Account

Yahoo! Messenger
Yahoo!

Now that the Yahoo Messenger app is installed, you can log in to the app to start sending and receiving messages.

How to Log In to Yahoo Messenger on an iPhone

  1. With Yahoo Messenger open, tap the Get started button.
  2. If you already have an account, enter your Yahoo! email address or phone number, and then hit Next.

    You can make a brand new Yahoo! account through the app with the Sign up for a new account link.
  3. The next screen should display your Yahoo! username information followed by a field to enter your password. Enter it there and then tap Sign in.
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Welcome to Yahoo Messenger for iPhone

Yahoo! Messenger
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Congratulations! You are now ready to use Yahoo Messenger on your iPhone, but don't forget to invite your friends to join you in the app.

Invite Others to Use Yahoo Messenger

To get the most out of Yahoo Messenger, make sure that the app has access to your contacts -- the option is found in the settings.

You'll notice right away that there's an easy way to tell if your friends are online and available to chat. If a contact is online, there will be a little purple smiley face next to the name and profile image of your friend. If the image exists, go ahead and tap on your friend's name to begin a chat. 

You can also invite friends to join you on the app by tapping the Invite friends option, which lets you quickly send an email with a link to the app, asking them to join you on an iPhone, Android, or desktop device.

Fun Features in Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger provides a fun way to engage with your friends and contacts through the use of GIFs. It's easy to liven up a conversation by inserting a fun GIF into the mix. When in a conversation, you can search for GIFs on Tumblr and insert them directly into the message without ever leaving Yahoo Messenger.

You can also "unsend" messages in the Yahoo Messenger app, which is really helpful if you made lots of spelling mistakes or you regret what you sent! Just hold your finger down on the message you want to retract and choose Unsend.