Yahoo! Mail & Messenger Now Optimized for Android

  • Posted November 9th, 2010 at 11:00 pm by Yahoo! Mobile
  • Categories: General

We know your choice of mobile devices are plentiful these days, and at Yahoo!, we’re focused on building great user experiences across devices, form factors, and platforms (our mobile experiences are now optimized for 5,000 different mobile device types and counting).

mail1point2Our recent string of Yahoo! Messenger mobile releases brings this strategy to life: build an innovative, first-to-market experience for the iPhone (3GS/4.0), extend it to iPod Touch (4th generation), the mobile Web, and starting today, make it available for Android devices, too (OS 2.2 and above).  And for good measure, we’re updating our Yahoo! Mail Android app to bring all our most advanced email communications features to Android devices globally.

In both apps, you’ll now be able to merge and synch Yahoo! Address Book contacts with your Android contact list.  Here are a few more of the notable new features in each app (more on the Yahoo! Mail blog, too):

Yahoo! Messenger for Android:

  • Start Video Calling – Begin your video IM conversations on your PC and continue them from your Android, iPhone, or any Internet-enabled device.  †
  • Enhanced Photo & Video Sharing – Makes it easier to share photos & videos with friends.
  • Contact Sync – You can now access your Yahoo! Contacts from your device contacts app with ease, wherever you are in the operating system.

Yahoo! Mail for Android:

  • Multiple Accounts – Link multiple Yahoo! accounts in one app.
  • Enhanced Photo Viewing View all the photos you’ve received and sent in a gallery view without having to dig through messages to find the attachments.

It doesn’t matter where you are or what device you have – we’re dedicated to delivering the best possible mobile experience to consumers.  These apps are available for download today in the Android Market.

As always, we’d love to hear what you think, so drop us a comment.


Irv Henderson

† Video is in Beta. It requires OS 2.2+ and Yahoo! Messenger Video Add-on. Support for MyTouch 4G & EVO with additional device support coming in the next few weeks.

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Comment by Gabriel

November 10th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

V nice upgrade, thank you.

1 bug I noticed – when composing text, the bootom line is partially obscured by toolbar (the one where click on for font format, attachments, etc…). HTC Desire.


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Comment by Don Westbury

November 11th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I allowed the recent update to Yahoo Email for Android, now my contact list is unavailable. No longer offers a list of email addy’s when typing first letter of email address. Apparently, my current email contact list did not “sync” as requested. Did I miss something???


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November 16th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

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Comment by power cord

November 24th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I am using Moto XT 800 with Android 2.1 system, Can my mobile do such optimization ?

Comment by power cord

November 24th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I am from China, my mobile is Android 2.1 system, Can I install Yahoo Mail Messeger?

Comment by tony

November 25th, 2010 at 3:44 am

communication is a link between two people, so a friend without communication is not a friend.

Comment by Ana

December 2nd, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Can advertisement come out automatically when people open their inbox from phone?
Thank you..

Best Regards,

Comment by Jim L.

December 6th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Frustrating that Yahoo Small Business Mail won’t work still…or I can’t find a good article explaining how to set it up. Unless this gets fixed, my small business will probably move our business email over to google.

Comment by kiruuta nasifu

December 10th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

i agree

Comment by Alboin

December 12th, 2010 at 5:34 am

Yes I like it

Comment by jason

December 17th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

for the android version please support the invisible/stealth setting for each contact like on the desktop version.

Comment by edi

January 29th, 2011 at 10:10 am

wow nice post.

Comment by bjo

February 12th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

My privacy seems compromised with all the permissions the Y! Messenger for Android asks for!
I would like an explanation for each permission used and for what purpose. Can we verify the source code?

Here is the list:
This application has access to the following:

* Your accounts
use the authentication credentials of an account
Allows an application to request authentication tokens.
manage the accounts list
Allows an application to perform operations like adding, and removing accounts and deleting their password.
act as an account authenticator
Allows an application to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.
* Services that cost you money
send SMS messages
Allows application to send SMS messages. Malicious applications may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
* Your messages
receive SMS
Allows application to receive and process SMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
* Network communication
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
* Your personal information
read contact data
Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your device. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
write contact data
Allows an application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your device. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your contact data.
read sensitive log data
Allows an application to read from the system’s various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the device, potentially including personal or private information.
* Phone calls
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.
* Storage
modify/delete USB storage contents modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the USB storage. Allows an application to write to the SD card.
* System tools
retrieve running applications
Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
modify global system settings
Allows an application to modify the system’s settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your system’s configuration.
write sync settings
Allows an application to modify the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for Contacts.
prevent device from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the device from going to sleep.

Show all

* Your accounts
discover known accounts
Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the device.
* Hardware controls
control vibrator
Allows the application to control the vibrator.
* Network communication
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
* System tools
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the device and allow the application to slow down the overall device by always running.
read sync statistics
Allows an application to read the sync stats; e.g., the history of syncs that have occurred.
read sync settings
Allows an application to read the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for Contacts.
* Default
modify secure system settings
Allows an application to modify the system’s secure settings data. Not for use by normal applications.


March 10th, 2011 at 8:13 am

hello i am using Chinese made phone model t929 Nokia, sometime ago i was able to have yahoo messenger on it but off late i can use messenger why?. can you please help me?

Comment by lyn magpantay

March 13th, 2011 at 5:08 am

thank you i am the one of them!.

Comment by RamaSubbu SK

March 22nd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

When I get optimized app for my windows phone 7.

Comment by ngm

March 29th, 2011 at 11:06 am

tht wht l’m looking 4

Comment by Phil4

May 5th, 2011 at 7:24 am

Check ReChat (Android messenger):
- Facebook, Yahoo!®, Google Talk, WLM/MSN, Jabber/XMPP;
- group chat (Yahoo!®, Google Talk, WLM/MSN, XMPP);
- free voice calls to Google Talk and Yahoo contacts;
- free SMS worldwide BETA (with replies for USA/Canada);
- plain/bubble view, font packs, send image/video, copy/paste, password, add/remove contacts.

Facebook: upload image/video, send image/video, send message (as private event or wall post).
Yahoo!®: conferences (create/invite).
Google Talk: group chat, new email notification, unread emails w/o content.
WLM/MSN: rooms (create/invite).
Jabber/XMPP: rooms (create/invite).

Comment by r1cca11

September 14th, 2011 at 11:30 am

I cannot dowload multiple y!Messenger on my device.can you teach me please!thanks!


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