Instant messaging is the ability to exchange messages in real time with other people over the Internet. To send and receive instant messages, you need a connection to the Internet and instant messaging software.
The instant messaging software enables you to set up a list of contacts that also use the program. Once you set up this list, you can see who is online at a particular moment. If the person you want to talk to is online, you can begin a text, voice, or video conversation with them quickly and easily. If they are not online, you can still send a text message that they will receive when they login or leave them a voicemail.
What is Yahoo! Messenger with Voice?
Yahoo! Messenger with Voice takes instant messaging to a new level. Use it to connect in real-time and communicate how you want, when you want, with whom you want. In addition to sending text-based instant messages, you also get:
* Free worldwide PC-to-PC calling * Freedom to call (and get calls from) friends using regular and mobile phones * Drag-and-drop photo sharing with real-time discussions * Stealth settings to control your time online * Self expression through Avatars, Emoticons and Audibles