The animated GIF feature integrates with Tumblr, owned by Yahoo! Messenger adds a like button to messages and media. The story prompted several advertisers, including Pepsi and Georgia-Pacific, to pull their ads from Yahoo.It is basic in functionality, adding a heart when clicked and listing contacts who added a like. Messenger allows messages to be unsent, deleting them from both the sender and the receiver's messaging page. quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products experiences and of course, create new ones." Until the chat rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Yahoo has since closed down the chat.site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo!This is similar in function to the mailto URI scheme, which creates a new e-mail message using the system's default mail program.
Yahoo Messenger also allows users to access Yahoo Chat Rooms.
The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in between 1 and 2 frames per second.
The resolution of the images can be seen starting at 320×240 pixels or 160×120.
The plug-in also player functionality, such as play, pause, skip and rate this song. It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support, and has since been discontinued.
Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM). Messenger is currently available for computers as downloadable software and web software, including both a messenger-only site and Yahoo! Third-party clients could also be used to access the legacy service. Messenger received 1 out of 7 points on the scorecard.
It was also the first major IM client to feature BUZZing and music-status.