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There are various games and applications available that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact. As of April 18, 2014, games were removed from Yahoo Messenger.It is basic in functionality, adding a heart when clicked and listing contacts who added a like. Messenger allows messages to be unsent, deleting them from both the sender and the receiver's messaging page. quoting "This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products experiences and of course, create new ones." Until the chat rooms became unavailable on December 14, 2012, all versions of Yahoo! Yahoo has since closed down the chat.site (which is now a redirect to a section of the Yahoo!Messenger page) because the great majority of chat users accessed it through Messenger.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. It allowed users to create public chat rooms, send private messages, and use emoticons.Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. Messenger offers file sending capabilities to its users. Since the software's relaunch, only certain media files can be shared: photos, animated GIFs and videos. Chat was first launched on January 7, 1997, as it was confirmed to be a feature on the very first release of Yahoo! On March 9, 1998, the first public version of Yahoo! In June 2005, with no advance warning, Yahoo disabled users' ability to create their own chat rooms.The company is still working on a way to allow users to create their own rooms while providing safeguards against abuse As of September 2016, Yahoo Messenger no longer offers webcam service on their computer application.Yahoo's software previously allowed users with newer versions (8 through 10) to use webcams.It was not possible to talk using the voice service between the two different messengers.As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability between Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist.