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Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
05:5136.46 ms. 
12:558.23 ms.
15:379.58 ms. 
22:3330.25 ms.
00:4724.96 ms. 
03:078.6 ms.
05:4527.72 ms. 
09:2725.51 ms.
13:1925.17 ms. 
17:007.61 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 17:56

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Darla Eions · 1 August 2016 - 15:24
· · Chrome 52.0 on Windows

you may try their support number 1 8 5 5 7 7 O 7 7 9 0

Jackie Marie · 31 July 2016 - 21:30
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

My yahoo messenger will allow me to log in, but it doesn't work on mobile and it doesn't work on my laptop. Says that it could not connect to the yahoo Messenger servers. Please help!

Linda Malchiodi · 26 June 2016 - 02:53
· · Chrome 51.0 on Android

I can log in, but get an error message saying can't connect to servers for the last two days

Donna Myhrer · 25 June 2016 - 23:59
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

My Messenger is not working and I am not able to send emails from my yahoo account either. I can't access the HELP material and it won't let me post a question or report a problem.

Bernadette C. Robin · 19 May 2016 - 01:12
· · Chrome 50.0 on Android

On my droid Maxx I can't log in to Yahoo messenger. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. Shut down and booted up multiple times.

Sandy Wilkinson · 18 May 2016 - 22:59
· · Chrome 44.0 on Android

What is wrong again with yahoo messenger. it worked for 2 day's now it's saying trying to connect, can you not get it fixed?I depend on this my husband is over seas this is our form of COMMUNICATION PLEASE HELP

Terisa Adams · 17 May 2016 - 17:04
· · Firefox 46.0 on Linux

My Yahoo messenger does not work, it actually sucks, works for a msg or two after that my friends do not get my chat. It was better the old way.

Kia Cooper-erbst · 12 May 2016 - 04:35
· · Chrome 50.0 on Android

Was working earlier now saying trying to connect but messages are coming through

Mary Coling · 9 May 2016 - 00:20
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

The former version of Yahoo Messenger was working just fine for me. Having used Messenger 10, I find that I like it, but it consistently shuts down. The most frustrating thing is this, I had no choice in the switch and I can't get the old version back. Yahoo........please fix this problem.

Rebekkah Ryan · 27 April 2016 - 13:34
· · Safari 9.1 on Mac

Today is 4/27/16 and Yahoo Messenger isn't working. I have had no previous problems using, but today keep getting message, "Connection Lost Retrying in ...seconds" Something is wrong at Yahoo. I am signed into my account. Still can't use Messenger.

Kia Cooper-erbst · 11 April 2016 - 06:48
· · Chrome 49.0 on Android

Its saying unable to connect but I was just on

Shirley Bohn · 9 April 2016 - 14:01
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Cannot sign on to ym

Samantha Mueller · 9 April 2016 - 13:14
· · Safari 9.0 on iPhone

I can't sign in is there a problem with it

Kia Cooper-erbst · 29 March 2016 - 02:32
· · Chrome 49.0 on Android

Ok I just saw notification of new message but when I went to click on it wasn't there just previous message that I had sent not the new message

Tammy Dulaney · 25 March 2016 - 06:40
· · Chrome 49.0 on Mac

The android YM app shows the messages as sent but they're not received! They also don't show up on the YM desktop version, this has been going on 2 hours now!

Debbie Gates · 10 March 2016 - 07:36
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows


Kia Cooper-erbst · 9 March 2016 - 17:21
· · Chrome 48.0 on Android

Unable to connect again. Have uninstalled. Reinstalled. Logged in and nothing

Michael Tuchler · 24 February 2016 - 14:33
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

My messenger dont working, why?

Kia Cooper-erbst · 11 February 2016 - 10:48
· · Chrome 48.0 on Android

Its been down for me since 10 am yesterday on my phone but when I tried on a computer it worked just fine

Judy Hudmon · 11 February 2016 - 00:46
· · Chrome 38.0 on Android

My yahoo mesenger has been down all day. This is on my cell and the newversion is awful plus the new icon judt has messenger but should have ay or yahoo some where there are emough that just has messenger awful change old way was great againon my cell!!!!!

Suzanne Gaudrault · 10 February 2016 - 20:58
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I'm still down. Anyone else?

Bruce A Trump · 10 February 2016 - 18:14
· · Chrome 47.0 on Android

I have been five hours trying to get messenger to work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled half a dozen times now. What the h is going on. If I am the problem please help me, if it is Yahoo's get your butt in gear! Please!

Sherrie Jefflo · 10 February 2016 - 16:17
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Messenger is down on my S6 Edge..not connecting to server. Any idea of resolution?

Sue Hasek · 10 February 2016 - 15:37
· · Chrome 48.0 on Android

My yahoo messenger been down 3 hours now

Renee Grizzle · 10 February 2016 - 15:28
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Yahoo messenger is down here in North GA. Does anyone know if this will be fixed soon ?

Marg Burns · 10 February 2016 - 14:33
· · Chrome 48.0 on Android

Been down for over 12 hours or more now

Zelda Botha · 10 February 2016 - 14:04
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

Messenger been down for the past 12 hours for me ... no reply from Yahoo. Please can Yahoo fix this.

Sandy Wilkinson · 10 February 2016 - 13:11
· · Chrome 38.0 on Android

myself yahoo lost connection 6:45 pm
2-9-16 and still down
Unhappy from Douglasville, Pa

Eileen Barnes-Butler · 10 February 2016 - 13:04
· · Chrome 48.0 on Android

Yahoo Messenger is down for me keeps trying to connect but get message server down

Donovan Raymond · 10 February 2016 - 02:07
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

messenger is down now.

Simone Smith · 27 January 2016 - 11:00
· · Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows

Why cant I even FIND my Yahoo Messenger ???

Rick Cranston · 4 January 2016 - 18:19
· · Chrome 47.0 on Windows

My yahoo messenger has not really been working in the same format as it did before - the window popup format. It now will work as a webpage style format but it does not tell me if people are on line or not. I do not know if this is a result of Windows 10 or if it is just a glitch of yahoo. I was not able to use yahoo on my phone for a long time but now I can use it in that same webpage format but not the pop up windown format that it has always been.

Russell Teed · 3 January 2016 - 01:44
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Since downloading Windows 10, my yahoo messenger does not work

Majd Al-Amassi · 26 December 2015 - 17:14
· · Android Browser 4.0 on Android

the messages on my s3 device is not working not sending device

Kellie Shulruff · 18 December 2015 - 18:15
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Is it down right now? I cannot get it to function correctly on three different devices?

Webster Emily · 28 November 2015 - 07:50
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

Mesenger is not working correctly, messages getting through very slow, plus all scrambled been like it for 2 days now,

Burdette C Shelby · 27 November 2015 - 21:51
· · IEMobile 11.0 on Windows Phone

Can't get my messages to go through on yahoo messenger keep saying error occurred in red

Mary Lynn Lucas · 27 November 2015 - 21:16
· · Firefox 42.0 on Windows

messages not getting through, or scrambled, or delayed. I am in NE Pennsylvania. it is effecting laptop,desk top and phone.

Neil Theise · 27 November 2015 - 13:46
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

messages not getting through, or scrambled, or delayed, i'm in NYC. has happened intermittently for 24 hours

Dave Wilcox · 27 November 2015 - 08:12
· · Firefox 38.0 on Windows

I can confirm this, my messages are getting jumbled up, some arrving 15 minutes after they were sent, both on individual chats and in a conference, I am in UK, Other UK friends don;t have this with their messages, neither do those in the USA... Could it be anything to do with the last Windows 10 update i wonder ?

Razvan Constantin Pop · 26 November 2015 - 19:04
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

users in UK seems to have a message delay issue... Can anyone else confir please?

Tracey Cooper · 19 September 2015 - 07:38
· · Chrome 28.0 on Android

Have had lots of trouble maintaining a connection qjth Istanbul .I am in Sydney and this messenger is unreliable ....a constant battle!

Jhen Pili · 27 June 2014 - 19:47
United Arab Emirates · Emirates Telecommunications Corporation · Chrome 37.0 on Windows

i can not log in whether in yahoo messenger or mail.. please help..

Denise Mangano · 26 June 2014 - 02:57
Australia · Optus · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I cannot access yahoo messenger or my emails. Through my phone it tells me that it can't access the server, and from my desktop, I can't get the icons to work. Yesterday 25 June 2014 I had to keep entering my password (every 5 minutes or so)... I am pissed off with the whole system.

Carrie Scott · 2 June 2014 - 14:31
Canada · Bell Canada · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

Cant log in at all have tried repeatedly

Serbann Serban · 20 May 2014 - 11:40
Romania · RCS & RDS · Safari 7.0.3 on Mac

Yahoo messenger have login issues for some users today?

Roy Dooling · 6 May 2014 - 23:37
United Kingdom · BT

can sign into my bt then get my emails. but cant sign in through yahoo messenger

Faisal Malik · 3 May 2014 - 04:37
United States · Alentus Internet Services

yahoo messenger rooms are not available

Carrie Hunt · 31 March 2014 - 10:57
United States · Cogent Communications

Yahoo messenger is completely down right now. It is intermittent usually but spends most of the day not functional! Just won't log in - the forever spinning login wheel

Linda Miller · 13 January 2014 - 08:17
United States · AT&T U-verse

I can't get to my email or or yahoo messenger. It is down right now for a bunch of us.

Steven Reynolds · 13 January 2014 - 08:13
United States · AT&T U-verse

All my other favorite websites work fine. does not work and neither does my yahoo messenger.

Sanya Child · 4 January 2014 - 15:27
United States · Comcast Cable

Can't access yahoo messenger and when I do, I cannot see my email.

Joel Matherly · 27 December 2013 - 08:01
United States · Windstream Communications

i can get my email, but i cant access my yahoo messenger, or change my password. whats going on ?

Shirl Simpson · 20 December 2013 - 01:45
New Zealand · TelstraClear

yahoo messengerr and mail wont let me sign in my new accountant says no intenet connection but sighns in my old yahoo messenger this is the 2nd time its happened then comes right and lets me

Muhi Din · 19 December 2013 - 13:16
United Arab Emirates · Emirates Telecommunications Corporation

Hi cannot open my yahoo account from last two days not on yahoo messenger nor on yahoo mail. When ever I tried to open it message comes like check your internet connection even im connected to internet.

Dei Reyes · 29 October 2013 - 22:35
United Arab Emirates · Emirates Telecommunications Corporation

Yesterday, yahoo was working fine for me. But I cannot log in to ymail and ymessenger today. Please help resolve this problem! =(

Asad Raza · 3 October 2013 - 21:14
Pakistan · Pakistan Telecommuication

Yahoo mail and messenger is not opening since 1 hours... is it only my problem or other r facing the same... kindly give the best response... im so anxious about this matter

Christine Aldinger · 24 March 2013 - 09:05

yahoo mail, messenger and home page are working for me i can sign into any id i have but can't get in any games... yahoo has been crashing last 2 weeks off and on but this is 2 days now that games are totally down.

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