Yahoo Messenger iPhone App Introduced

    April 8, 2009
    Chris Crum

Yahoo announced today that the Yahoo Messenger app for the iPhone has arrived. It is free of charge and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

Yahoo Messenger App for iPhone

The app comes equipped with the following features:

– Instant message
– Photo sharing
– Stealth settings
– Custom Status message
– Recent conversations archive
– Special idle state
– Additional settings

"If you have to leave the app for whatever reason, like a call comes in or you click a link in an IM that takes you to Safari, the Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone app will keep you signed in but change your status to idle," explains Product Manager Sarah Bacon. "That way you can continue to receive messages and provided you return to the app within ten minutes, pick up where you left off."

You can see a demo of the app in the following clip:

Yahoo! Messenger for the iPhone demo video from Yahoo! Messenger on Vimeo

Yahoo notes that to download the app right now, users need to use the direct link, but starting tomorrow, it will be searchable in the app store as well.