Sending Free Text Messages With Yahoo Messenger

Use free texting apps to replace discontinued Facebook Messenger

Yahoo Messenger phone
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Yahoo discontinued its Messenger service in July 2018. Although Yahoo Messenger is no longer around, plenty of text messaging alternatives are available to fill the void.

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Using SMS

For many years, the Yahoo Messenger app supported the transmission of messages using the Short Messaging Service — better known as text messaging. That capability was removed from Messenger as part of its modern app strategy.

You cannot transmit messages to other Yahoo Messenger users through the SMS protocol.

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Using the Yahoo App

The modern Yahoo app supports messaging for anyone logged into the app. In that sense, it's fundamentally no different — from a technology perspective — from Facebook Messenger.

Sign in to the mobile or web app to send text messages using the internet. These messages transmit through the app itself, not using the SMS protocol.