Yahoo! Messenger 10 Beta was released yesterday for Windows users to test-drive and see what all new features have been added.
A number of features have been added like a much improved contacts list with social stream status updates, a revamped video calls feature and a new Yahoo! Insider.
Today is a big day for Yahoo! where they have updated three of its products with new features and look. Yahoo! Search results page, Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger has been updated.
Yahoo! Messenger 10 Beta version is now available for download. Several new features and improvements have been added.
From, today onwards, Yahoo! has decided to discontinue their popular IM client, Yahoo Messenger for Vista. This doesn’t mean there won’t be any Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo says it now focuses on keeping one client for all Windows.
Yahoo messenger for Vista was a custom IM client developed specifically for Windows Vista with graphical rich user interface. It offers the same set of features that other Windows version offers, and has no bugs as far as I know. The only feature missing is the webcam support for video calls, but that can be easily skipped.
Yahoo Messenger 9.0 (final version) was released for public download a few days back and introduced many new features along with improvements in existing ones.
Just like Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger also display ads at the bottom of the main window and sometimes they do get irritating with flashy ads. We have also shared a trick on how to remove ads in Yahoo Messenger earlier, but this new tool comes with more interesting tweaks for your Yahoo Messenger.
After months of beta testing, Yahoo! has official released the final version of Yahoo! Messenger 9.0, which means no more betas!
Just after a week after Microsoft released Windows Live Messenger 9.0, Yahoo releases its popular IM for Windows XP and Vista, and comes packed with many new feaures including the new and improved user-interface.
You must have read about the latest talks about Yahoo declining Microsoft’s offer, and partnering with Google for an advertising deal. But its not all about advertising. They are also connecting their popular IM clients, Google Talk by Google and Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo! As part of the deal, you will also be able to enjoy voice-chatting feature between Google Talk Yahoo! Messenger users.
No more third-party hacks will be required to chat with Yahoo Messenger friends using Google Talk. And as Yahoo Messenger is already partnered with Microsoft for Windows Live Messenger, a Yahoo-Google Talk deal is going to add more points to its value.
It’s been months since the first beta version of Yahoo Messenger 9 was released. Since then, improvements have been made and new feature are being added in every update. The latest version includes a few new features along with bug fixes, stability and speed improvements, plus some changes to the contact list.
Yahoo Messenger has just received a new IMVironment which comes with a brand new pack of emoticons and can be used by anyone. This pack has been named as Emoticats, and this IMVironment is actually a Yahoo Messenger animation that lets you choose from several cat portraits and send them to the people you are chatting with. If you really like cats, you can even make one of the cats pictures displayed by the IMVironment as your avatar. That’s easy, just click the “Adopt” included in the chat window, and your avatar will be changed with the cat one.
If you would like to spread the word and want your friends to know about this cool new Yahoo Messenger IMVironment, simply click on the “Accept” displayed by Emoticats. After you click on it, your status automatically changes to “Got My Paws On The Emoticat IMV,” and attaches a link that lets your contacts load the IMVironment in their own IM client.
Currently, Emoticat is only available to only Yahoo Messenger 8.1 and9.0 Beta users. And it’s expected that future releases of Yahoo Messenger for Mac and Yahoo Messenger for Vista may get these features too.
If the new IMVironment is not available in your Yahoo Messenger, you can follow this link and click on “Try it now” button.
If you have any problems adding this IMVironment, make sure you have the compatible Yahoo Messenger and have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
Yup, it’s out! The preview version of Yahoo Messenger 9 is now available for download for Vista users. XP users got the beta release couple of months ago, but Vista users still had to wait because Yahoo still had some work left for the Vista version.