For fans of the popular Yahoo Chat feature once included in Messenger, the news of their closure was bittersweet.By discontinuing Yahoo Chat, Yahoo Messenger said, it would help spring the venerable messaging platform forward into the future, according to The Next Web:"We know that some long-term Yahoo!
will be able to uncover better ways to foster meaningful communities and connections for our customers to use to connect with the people they care about."A significant decline in the number of users is probably what helped drive the decision to kill the chat rooms, as was the closure of AIM Chat in 2010.Granted, AIM Chat was still fairly robust and meeting people was a possibility in those chat rooms.Yahoo, meanwhile, was plagued with issues, including everything from spambots to the last remaining real-life users kicking people from rooms with booters.While a CAPTCHA was added to help prevent spamming, it was already too late. A Look Back: Discover New Friends with Yahoo Chat But there's good news.Armed with an updated feature set and array of new options, the new Yahoo! Some of the most unique features of the platform are: The new Yahoo!Messenger is a friendly product with some great new features. has been around for so long, its very likely that you already have contacts on the platform that you can start chatting with right away!
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Use your webcam with Yahoo Messenger 11.5 to broadcast your webcam's video feed while instant messaging and to place free video calls over the Internet.
You can configure your webcam using Yahoo Messenger Preferences.
If you're having trouble using your webcam with Yahoo Messenger, verify your system requirements and test your settings with the Yahoo Video and Voice Setup assistant.
You can adjust your webcam preferences in the Yahoo Messenger Preferences window.
Click "File" or "Messenger" and then click "Preferences." Select "Webcam" under the Category box to view your webcam preferences.