How to Download the Yahoo Messenger App on an iPhone

Locate Yahoo Messenger for iPhone in the App Store

Yahoo! Messenger
Start chatting with Yahoo! Messenger - it's easy!. Yahoo!

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

To get started, download the app from the App Store. These easy steps will show you how to locate Yahoo Messenger for iPhone and begin installation:

  1. Locate and click the App Store icon on your Apple device
  2. Tap the "Search" icon from the menu (located along 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'll be prompted to open the app

How to Log In to Yahoo Messenger for iPhone

Yahoo! Messenger
Download and open the Yahoo! Messenger app from the Apple App Store. Yahoo!

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

How to Log In to Yahoo Messenger for iPhone

  • Tap "Open" to open the application
  • Tap on the "Get Started" button
  • Enter your Yahoo! email address (or a phone number if you've previously registered)
  • The next screen should display your Yahoo! email address followed by a field to enter your password. Enter it, and tap the blue "Sign In" button
  • Tap "Next"
  • You're logged in! You can now start chatting with your contacts and inviting friends

Welcome to Yahoo Messenger for iPhone

Yahoo! Messenger
It's easy to sign in and start chatting with Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo!

Congratulations! You are now ready to use Yahoo Messenger on your iPhone. Just tap on "Get Started" to begin. Here's a few features to check out:

Yahoo Messenger Contacts Icons
Yahoo Messenger users will also notice right away that there is an easy way to tell if your friends are online and available to chat. If a friend 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. To get the most out of Yahoo! Messenger, make sure that the app has access to your contacts (you can either say "yes" when the app prompts you during install, or can also permit access later by going to "settings" on your phone and tapping the slider to the "on" position on the line that says "contacts." You can also invite friends to join you on the app by tapping the "Invite friends" option which enables you to quickly send a text or email to your friend inviting them to join you and providing a link to the app.

Other Fun Features

Yahoo! Messenger provides a few fun ways to engage with your friends and contacts, including:

GIFs: It's easy to liven up your conversation by inserting a fun GIF! Provided by Tumblr, there is a wide variety of trending GIFs available which can easily be added to your chat. Just tap the GIF button in the chat interface.

Likes: Show someone you "like" their message, image or GIF — it's just a tap away!

Have fun!

Updated by Christina Michelle Bailey, 7/12/16

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