Free worldwide webcam chat dating

22 Jun

The British intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)'s secret mass surveillance program Optic Nerve and National Security Agency (NSA) are reported to be indiscriminately collecting still images from Yahoo webcam streams from millions of mostly innocent Yahoo webcam users, among other things creating a database for facial recognition for future use.

Optic Nerve takes a still image from the webcam stream every 5 minutes.

As of December 14, 2012, the interoperability between Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger ceased to exist.

The Live Messenger contacts will appear as greyed out and it will not be possible to send instant messages to them.

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.

As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, i OS and web browser clients.

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.

It also allows album sharing, with multiple media files in one IM. Chat was a free online chat room service provided exclusively for Yahoo! The move came after KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas reported that many of the user-created rooms were geared toward pedophilia.

Interoperability between Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger was launched July 12, 2006.

This allowed Yahoo and Windows Live Messenger users to chat to each other without the need to create an account on the other service, provided both contacts used the latest versions of the clients.

It was not possible to talk using the voice service between the two different messengers.

The original Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began 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 and 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.

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.