Yahoo! Messenger App Brings Video and Voice Calling to the iPad

It’s finally here! We know many of you have been using the Yahoo! Messenger iPhone app on your iPads, so today we are thrilled to say that Yahoo! Messenger for iPad is now available for download - making it fun and easy to share, connect, and play with friends and family, no matter where you are in the world.

Instant messaging is great, but it takes more than just IM to stay in touch with the people who matter most and more and more, the technology that enables us to easily do this is right at our fingertips. The new Yahoo! Messenger for iPad offers more ways than ever before to connect (and have fun!) with friends and family. Not only can you instant message, text, and share photos and videos, you can also make free voice and video calls to your Messenger friends, no matter if they are using a Windows PC, Android phone, iPhone, iPod Touch, or now, iPad.

Yahoo! Messenger App Brings Video and Voice Calling to the iPad

Features of the new Yahoo! Messenger App for iPadinclude:

  • Optimized for iPad: First official Yahoo! Messenger app for iPad – optimized user interface and design layout.
  • Free Voice and Video††: Make free voice and video calls to your Yahoo! Messenger friends.
  • Free SMS†††: Send free text messages.
  • Affordable International Calls††††: Make low cost international calls to landlines or mobile phones with your Yahoo! Voice Phone Out account.
  • Photo & Video Sharing: Share photos and video in real-time, with your Yahoo! Messenger buddies.
  • Windows Live Interop: Bring all your friends in one place: Add and IM your Windows® Live Messenger friends right in Yahoo! Messenger.
  • Multitasking: Work with other iPad apps – a notification alerts you when an IM arrives, even when the app is running in the background.

To accommodate our friends across the globe, Messenger for iPad supports nine different languages including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesia, and Romanian.

You can download the new version of Yahoo! Messenger by searching for Yahoo! Messenger in the App Store on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.  Alternatively, click here to download the app through iTunes. If you already have the Yahoo! Messenger app, simply click the “update” icon in the App Store on your device.  iPad users will get the new iPad-optimized version, and iPhone and iPod Touch users will receive additional updates.

We think you’ll love Messenger for iPad as much as we do. Try it today and let us know what you think!

Andreas Nordin
Product Manager, Yahoo! Messenger

† Requires iOS 4.0 or higher.

†† Voice is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Video is available for the iPhone 3GS/4, iPod Touch 4, and iPad 2.
††† Supports sending SMS to recipients in USA, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Pakistan, Kuwait and Thailand. Recipients of SMS may be charged by their carriers.
†††† Available to premium users on iPhone and iPod Touch in US, Singapore, France, Germany and Spain.