Download Yahoo messenger directly instead of Online installer

If you have downloaded yahoo messenger, you must be aware of the fact that you can’t download Yahoo messenger directly. When you download it, you actually download a Online installer which installs the Yahoo messenger online. And you don’t have a copy of setup too. While having a chat discussion with Nspeaks (a guy who […]


If you have downloaded yahoo messenger, you must be aware of the fact that you can’t download Yahoo messenger directly. When you download it, you actually download a Online installer which installs the Yahoo messenger online. And you don’t have a copy of setup too. While having a chat discussion with Nspeaks (a guy who always have a answer of my queries), he told me about this little trick that allows me to download the messenger directly without the need of downloading that crappy online installer.

The trick is to add y before the filename of the online installer in the url and you can directly download the full messenger setup. When you click Download Yahoo Messenger,download starts and you have this in the page:


Right Click on click here to copy the link and this is your URL for online installer.

For Yahoo messenger 8

Link for downloading that online installer is http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/msgr8/us/msgr8us.exe and if you add y in the filename and then paste it in the address bar, it is the direct download link for the full setup of messenger. Your link now looks like http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/msgr8/us/ymsgr8us.exe

For Yahoo messenger 9 Beta

Link for downloading that online installer is http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/msgr9/us/msgr9us.exe and if you add y in the filename and then paste it in the address bar, it is the direct download link for the full setup of messenger. Your link now looks like http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/msgr9/us/ymsgr9us.exe

For Yahoo messenger 9 Final & Region Specific Setup

If you are looking for region specific setup, then you can use this trick @ Nspeaks.com

For Windows Vista Users

Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista has been discontinued and if you want to download it, then you can download it from Techie Buzz.

For Yahoo messenger 10

The same trick doesn’t work for downloading Yahoo messenger 10 but you can still download it by the direct download link at the end of the post.

Direct Download Links

For all those lazy bones, here are your direct download links for yahoo messenger:

Yahoo Messenger 8

Yahoo Messenger 9 Beta

Yahoo Messenger 9 Final

Download Yahoo! Messenger for Vista

Download Yahoo Messenger 10

The above links were verified to be working on February 19,2010. If any of the above links have stopped working, then leave a comment and I will update it with the new link.

109 responses to “Download Yahoo messenger directly instead of Online installer”

  1. NSpeaks says:

    Also remember that this trick will work for any version and any language version of Yahoo! Messenger. So Happy Downloading. 😀

  2. kamal says:

    tanks for your help 🙂

  3. Dodjie says:

    Wonderful trick. I’m using Linux and now have a solution on how to download yahoo messenger for Windows using Linux o/s.

  4. Akshay says:

    This is a good Idea !!

  5. Akshay says:

    Hello Sir !!

  6. Evan says:

    This is just what I needed thanks! 😀

  7. michael says:

    thx for the direct download because the online instalar doesnt work on my computer

  8. Ashfame says:

    Thanks to Nspeaks for sharing this. 😀

  9. Akki says:

    Thanks Wonderful Trick

  10. Kev says:

    Thanks for sharing that, this was a Godsend I tell you. I can’t tell you how much trouble I had with that other thing, utterly useless.

  11. Ashfame says:

    You are welcome!

  12. Mazulis says:

    This is awesome! 😈 i had trouble using the installer for nearly an hour!

  13. shivansh says:

    thanx a ton man….

  14. Ashfame says:

    @Mazulis, Shivamsh
    You are welcome 🙂

  15. Joe says:

    Thankyou for the direct download, my connection is less than 1/2 standard modem. The normal installation always ‘froze’. This download took about 2 hours, but the installation only took a moment. 🙂 THANKYOU 😀

  16. Tammy says:

    Had to replace my hardrive, got everything back up and running, went to download yahoo messenger from the site and would only let me get to 50% tryed for 3 hrs gave up and found your site. works great thanks a bunch

  17. Ashfame says:

    You are welcome 🙂

  18. angie says:

    like this

  19. Ashfame says:

    I am glad that you found it useful.

  20. okim says:

    i want to know how to use a yahoo messenger download by webcam.thank u ps.

  21. Ashfame says:

    I didn’t understand what do you mean by “download by webcam”
    Can you explain what you want to do? Then only, I will be able to help. 😉

  22. ramy says:


  23. Ashfame says:

    thanks 🙂

  24. raxy says:

    salam to all

  25. Shabang says:

    Ok my hard drive crashed 2 days ago and I’ve tried several different websites that had a “solution” for why I couldn’t download. I’m in the process of trying this link right now. I’ll let ya know what happens.
    Hope it works!

  26. Ashfame says:

    Do let me know if you are having some trouble. 😉

  27. shabang says:

    And you are forever in my favorites page!

  28. Ashfame says:

    Cool. Keep visiting for more or you can subscribe to get updates. 🙂

  29. misz_sakura_86 says:

    thanx… u r a life saver…

    i juz recently learn about your blog..

    i love it..

    i hate blog wif no significant in4mation..huhu.. 😛 😛 😛

  30. Wes Weiss says:

    Oh GoD Bless U man! =P
    I’ve wasted hours trying to download it, and now u come with this trick =D
    Thank U =D

  31. Ashfame says:

    @misz_sakura_86, Wes Weiss
    You are welcome.

  32. josefina ponciano says:

    thank u very much

  33. josefina ponciano says:

    thank u very much for letting me know about this direct download

  34. Ashfame says:

    You are welcome.

  35. Allwyn says:

    Thank for sharing the direct download link

  36. Ashfame says:

    My pleasure. 😉

  37. banks says:

    i have serious issues with yahoo messenger installer… it downloads quite well but after running setup.. it does not launch the messenger.. dont know what to do..

  38. Ashfame says:

    Be more descriptive in your problems. You can try a alternate client to use yahoo service or the web based version

  39. Anuvab says:

    Thank you so much for your advice!

  40. Gopinath M says:

    Wow…..amazing trick…this helps me to install Y! Messenger on a PC which is not connected to Internet. Thanks very much.

  41. JnT says:

    do i have to pay wen i downLoad dis thing?

  42. cleo says:

    Thank you very much for the direct download.. It was amazingly easy to install.
    can you recommend a free anti virus ? im using the free avg, i want to change it. THaks..

  43. salama khan says:

    We require the msgr8exe from yimg.com.

    As we are rehular user of yahoo messanger & http://www.yahoomail.com.

    We hereby request you to kindly send us the file urgently to enable us to load the messanger on my pc.


    Salam Khan

  44. rajiv saxena says:

    i wanted to install yahoo messanger on my computer desktop. while uploading the messanger error occur like need to down load msgr8exe

    we need the same to enable us to upload the messanger on my computer

    thanks n best regards

    Rajiv Saxena

  45. Rey says:

    i have trouble installing yahoo messenger

  46. inder says:

    hello frnd
    i hav the setups of y msngr 8 and 9 but they get corrupted automatically after installation. when i click on desktop icon it gives the error “application failed to initialize click ok terminate the program.
    plz help


  47. richard okoye says:

    i want to install yahoo messenger

  48. Ashfame says:

    You are welcome.
    Thanks for sharing the link.
    Its free.
    Avast is a good one. I would recommend searching for workarounds for expanding trial periods of NOD32 or Kaspersky.
    The link is in the post itself.
    Please be descriptive so that I can help.
    Just make a copy of the setup before running it. TBH, I have never heard of this kind of issue.
    So whats the problem? Go get it and let me know if you face any issue.

  49. hijacked says:

    thanks a lot for the information, now i can download it directly…

  50. Ashfame says:

    You are welcome!

  51. Kamote says:

    i am currently downloading YM 9 manually (39%), hope this works.. been using that YM online installer for three days and it keeps on getting stuck back and forth from 0% to 8%. geez what a crap!

  52. Ashfame says:

    Got the setup or not?

  53. […] each time a updated version of Messenger is released, you can get the updated link too! My Friend Ashfame’s blog already tells the trick about Yahoo! Messenger 8 and 9’s direct download …. But then I thought maybe the same trick goes for Vista messenger too. But to my surprise, the same […]

  54. NSpeaks says:

    I posted a similar trick now for Yahoo! Messenger for Vista : http://nspeaks.com/296/get-direct-download-links-of-yahoo-messenger-for-vista/

    I posted it because its method is entirely different for Vista version.

  55. Dr.Ram says:

    Good find… very useful..
    thank you so much for sharing..

  56. ashley says:

    ymsgr810_421_us.exe is not valid win32 application this is the error i recieve when i try to download yahoo messenger can you help me

  57. ashley says:

    im using window xp

  58. I need to install the yahoo messenger because I can’t open my yahoo messenger that I have on my desktop…

  59. Anthony Brewer says:

    i cant download yahoo mesenger.it goes to 5% then staght to 100% then right back to 0% over ana over again.Tried direct download links and after a minute or so it comes up and says.exe is not valid Win32 application.please help going crazy try to get this to work

  60. Navjot Singh says:

    Yahoo! Changed the urls for final 9 version of its messenger. New Trick here: http://nspeaks.com/429/yahoo-messenger-9-final-direct-download/

  61. pankaj says:

    wow that’s just what i needed……..[:)]

  62. Ashfame says:

    Thanks for the awesome trick.
    I don’t know anything about this Win32 application problem. It must be specifically on your systems. Try downloading somewhere else and then running the setup. If you get the same problem again, then it must be your system state else I have no idea.

  63. abner yokum says:

    Hi, I was reading ashfame and I indeed cannot get my yahoo messenger to successfully install. I have been on line with verizon (a waste), dell (another waste), Yahoo (complete waste) without anyone being able to tell me why or what to do. Maybe its being designed to rid people from using yahoo instant messenger and send them to web messenger where you cannot use your cam. I find yahoo so irresponsible due to many aspects that I would never respect them again. Thanks for your fine website. Abner Yokum

  64. Ashfame says:

    You are welcome.

  65. Michelle says:

    You write very well.

  66. slimbig says:

    thx alot needed that

  67. Hitesh says:

    I always get some yalertchat.dll, something like this missing. What to do ?

  68. ali says:

    too thanks as i suffered from installing it online!

  69. Mohd Aidil says:

    walla! works briliantly! thanks a lot mate!

  70. radio says:

    new Yahoo Messenger version -> new direct download link :


  71. emme says:

    hi.. do u have any other link? i try download many times… but failed. thanks!!

  72. wan abd hamid says:

    dear fren..i tried to to ym 9 final ..cudnt get to the link given

  73. sourya says:

    wid d previous one, once if d msngr is screwed up, we have to install it all over again frm net … but dis one is very very gud..thnx

  74. sourya says:

    thnx very much.. dis is d one i used to google.. without any result…thnx again

  75. Eunice says:

    download yahoo messenger 9

  76. lysa says:

    i want to install the yahoo messenger..

  77. tiiiiiiiiii says:

    ur link when i downloaded it tell me that it is not a valid win 32 application pls do something

  78. NoDoubt says:

    Yahoo messenger 9 link doesn’t work already. (Page not found) Thanks

  79. Rohinton says:

    Your Yahoo download page is not available. So says Yahoo and asks for downloading from Yahoo home page..

  80. Madhu says:

    I had been troubled by this problem for many days.
    Thank u so much for ur help.

  81. Houman says:

    hi im having problem with downloading yahoo from the online installer , i download the online installer with IDM , where i should add y ? i didnt get it , please help

  82. Dex says:

    Thanx man

  83. jonna says:

    dont know why but i still cnt dwnload yahoo messenger 10

  84. Naaz says:

    Thankuuuuuuuuu Ashish! 🙂

  85. Yahoo says:

    Update your yahoo messenger 10 link with the following
    Keep it up.

  86. mauidelarea says:

    OMG,,, its works.. thanks so much fir this post.. after 3 days of installing the Ym, new i have a brand new one… i like this blog.. very HELPFUL,,, and very useful…………. thanks a lot….

  87. mauidelarea says:

    ahm.. can i ask.. how about download for skype,,, i cannot download it too.. is there a link like the one for yahoo so i can download the skype faster and no interuptions? thanksssssssss

  88. […] A reader just enquired me how Skype can be downloaded directly on the post Download Yahoo messenger directly. […]

  89. bukky says:

    you are a saviour!! this really helps after i could not access yahoo messenger since i tried to install the new yahoo messenger beta! i tried to everything without success. But i’ll like to know why i could not download the latest version..anyway for now i am contented with yahoo messenger 10,thank u very much.

  90. Kate says:

    messeger yahoo offline installer is suitable for my internet connection halting.

  91. Chelle says:

    I tried the Yahoo Messenger 10 one, and it said that it wasn’t a valid Win32 Application.. Should i just try another one?

  92. Chelle says:

    Yep, nothing is working.. Apparently the sites that you have requested for us to go to, aren’t up and running anymore… I’ve tried all of them, and none of them work. Messenger 9 wasn’t a Win32 application either. Any help? I’ve been searching for about a week now, trying to find something for my Windows 7, and nothing wants to work.

  93. mohsin says:

    thanks a lot man……….thats really cool

  94. Amit says:

    Try this site http://www.filehippo.com/ . You can download direct installer and previous version as well. Also check this site once in a while, you can get information about new versions.

  95. Khanh says:

    The Link stopped working.

  96. hemanth says:

    i want direct download url

  97. Reine says:

    Direct link

  98. Rap says:

    links expired :((