Download the New Yahoo! Messenger for Android

To start, download the new Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging app for your Android device from the Google Play Store

Google Play Store on Your Phone

Follow these easy steps to download the Yahoo! Messenger app from the Google Play Store on your phone.

  1. Locate the Google Play Store icon in your apps.
  2. Tap the icon to open the store on your device.
  3. Once launched, you can browse and download apps to your phone.

Once you have opened the Google Play Store, search for the Yahoo! Messenger app by searching for "Yahoo Messenger" using the search field.

Download and Launch Yahoo! Messenger

Download the Yahoo! Messenger Android app to your phone or device by tapping the icon from the search results and then tapping the "Download" button.

Next, you will be prompted to accept and download your Yahoo Messenger app to your Android phone. Click "Accept & Download" to continue installing the program software to your device.

You can also locate Yahoo! Messenger on your Android device by locating the applications folder on your Android device and tapping the icon.

Once Yahoo Messenger launches on your Android phone, you can sign in to your account using the fields provided. Enter your email or phone number and tap "Next." Enter your password and tap "Next."

Create a Yahoo! Messenger Account

If you need an account for Yahoo! Messenger, tap "Sign up for a new account" to register for a new Yahoo! Messenger account. You will be prompted for your phone number, as well as your name, email address and birth date. You may also enter your gender, which is optional.

Before you are logged in to Yahoo! Messenger for Android the first time, you must accept the Yahoo terms of use and privacy policy. These documents outline your rights to use the program software, any liabilities shared by you or the software's developer, privacy concerns and other issues.

Syncing Android Contacts

You will be prompted to sync your Android phone or device contacts with Yahoo! Messenger. This is optional. 

Your Contacts List

Once Yahoo! Messenger launches, your buddy list is displayed. If this is your first time using Yahoo! Messenger and you synced your Android contact, Yahoo! Messenger will display a list of your contacts that are also on Yahoo! Messenger.

If you did not sync contacts and this is the first time you've used Yahoo! Messenger, your contacts list will be empty. 

Welcome to Yahoo! Messenger for Android!