One investigator, posing as a 14-year-old girl, reported receiving 35 personal messages of a sexual nature over 25 minutes, Spitzer said.The senders of those messages appeared to be adult chat room participants, he said.Yahoo Messenger users can listen to free and paid Internet radio services, using the official Yahoo Music Radio plug-in from within the messenger window.
As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, i OS and web browser clients.
The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers will begin shutting down on August 5, 2016, It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were finally shut down sometime between the mid-morning & early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their buddy/contact lists.
Yahoo Messenger also allows users to access Yahoo Chat Rooms.
As of December 14, 2012, all public chat rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being changed/added/deleted.
The attorney general said his office will look at other Internet service providers that may have similar problems.
"Because of this agreement, Yahoo chat rooms are a safer place today," Jon Bruning, Nebraska's attorney general, said in a statement.
This option enables users from distances all over the world to view others who have installed a webcam on their end.
The service is free with provided speeds averaging from a range in between 1 and 2 frames per second.
On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised experiences for its users.
Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian.
As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.