You’ve Got Messages! – Yahoo! Messenger for Android – Android App Review

July 8, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

App Name: Yahoo Messenger by Yahoo!

Description: The official Yahoo! Messenger app for your Android phone.

How it works: The app allows you to Instant Message (IM) through Yahoo using your Yahoo! ID with anyone else with a Yahoo! ID.  The app is free and if someone isn’t on Yahoo you can invite to Yahoo from the app.  It keeps track of any conversations you have had with a contact and lets you know when they are online so you can start a conversation with them. You can have a notification sounds when you get an IM from a contact and also ignore non contact IMs. It gives you the option to go over to your Yahoo! Mail also.

Opinion: I tried have a conversation but I wasn’t always getting the messages so I don’t know how reliable this app is, but it would be a nice alternative to just SMS messages since they can cost money and this is free.

Ratings :

  • Speed (3/5) – When it worked it went fairly well
  • Features (3/5) – Basic not much else here but IMing someone.
  • Theme (4/5) – Just like the Yahoo website
  • Overall (3/5) – Inconsistent but with time would be a great app for IMs.


  • Great alternative to SMS messaging.
  • Can switch over to Yahoo! Mail.


  • It didn’t always show messages, as a IM app that’s the most important thing.

Conclusion: I hope this app improves showing IM messages because it would be great when my wife doesn’t have access to her phone for text messages.  Otherwise it is a good start.