Yahoo Messenger 9 Beta

yahoo9 skinHave you tried Yahoo Messenger 9 yet? It was released last Tuesday but still in Beta.

For me, there are not many new features found in the new Yahoo Messenger 9 except the interface. You can choose your favourite skin from 7 skins available. The skins are nice but some people said that this new Yahoo Messenger uses more memory compares to the previous version. This new version also included with 6 new emoticons.

Because of this version is in Beta stage, I found a bug when I received a file from my friend. Maybe it just happens to me, I don’t know but I hope their programmers can check this problem for further investigation.

The bug was found when my friend (using version 8) sends a .rtf file to my Yahoo Messenger 9. The file was successfully downloaded but when I opened it in MS Word, the file look like this:

Server: YHttpServer
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 1506

{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttbl{\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Arial;}}
{\*\generator Msftedit;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20\par
1. Deadlock\par
– RAG\par
– Safety Algorithm\par
– Deadlock Avoidance\par
– Deadlock Detection\par

As you can see, there are extra lines in the file. The original content is the line start with the “1. Deadlock…” withouth the \par. Not sure whether Yahoo Messenger 9 decode the file wrongly while downloading or something else.

If you decide to use Yahoo Messenger 9, I suggest you to wait until Yahoo release the stable version. But if you are really enjoying testing new applications or softwares, you can donwload Yahoo Messenger 9 from the direct download link below.

Download Yahoo Messenger 9 (beta) 12.7 Mb


  1. hey will you please tell me where the sounds are that i just downloaded cuz i checked my yahooim media folder and they are not there where else could they be? please help

  2. Margaret says:

    Thanks for giving me my “old sounds” back, they downloaded fine and very easily, but I can’t hear them, they r loaded alrite, but no sounds comes out of my old sounds. I am running vista whether tht has anything to do with it? Also running the latest yahoo msgr. Do u have any ideas? Thanks again.

  3. dude…..have you NOT read my comments? I’ve tried this with vista and they DON’T work.

    wow….dumbass. lol