Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yahoo Messenger 9.0 unveiled - Fresh and New Look

Finally the all new Yahoo Messenger 9.0 has been unveiled by Yahoo although it is a week late. The interface definitely looks a lot more lively with the addition of new skins and also support for videos in the chat window. Some of you might have already tried out these features in the beta version that was available for download some time back. Yahoo Messenger 9.0 is available for Windows and Mac as well as Web browser versions and a mobile version.

Here are some of the features that I liked

- Definitely a better looking interface which is more spread out and spacious. You are also able to display your contacts' avatars with a larger thumbnail

- It looks like Yahoo has done a good job of integrating Yahoo Buzz, Yahoo 360 and even MyBlogLog and all recent activities here can be easily displayed

- Import contacts from your email or social networking sites and an automated invitation is sent to them to join your network

- Ability to comment on photos and enjoy YouTube videos on your chat window

- Spam control

- PingBox which deserves special mention. This is especially useful for blog or website owners. You could embed a PingBox in your website or blog and you could chat with another contact on yahoo messenger if he is visiting your site. You will be shown as a temporary contact on his yahoo messenger application and you could exchange contacts if you are interested.

All said and done, this is a nice fresh look that Yahoo has given to its all new Yahoo Messenger 9.0. If you would like to give it a try, download it from here.



2 comments:

BM said...

Wow it looks neat huh?! But as of now, YM is not allowed here in our house. I'm using Meebo in case I need one.

Satya Rao said...

Thanks man for sharing the method with us. Have you thought about Instant video sharing with Yahoo messenger from www.techgle.blogspot.com