We all know that Yahoo messenger is one of the most preferred messengers all over the world. The latest version of the Messenger , version 9 had been in beta for quite sometime , which has now come up with its stable release. there have been a loads of featured changes in the messenger, both functionally and also aesthetically. It still has the good old features of the erstwhile messenger alongside adding a slew of new features in its repertoire.
- Instant Messaging
- Chat Rooms
- PC to PC calls
- File and Photo Sharing ( The file size limit has been increased to 2GB from 1 GB )
- SMS / Text messaging
- Conferencing (yes its still present, and is as good as before)
- Support for other networks (Windows Live™ Messenger, Reuters Messaging, and Lotus Sametime )
- Almost all the features of the Old messengers are still present.
But there have been a lot of new features that have made it to the Messenger 9
- Status Messages Remain even after you log out and come back in again.
- Built in support for Playing YouTube Videos and previewing Image files.
- Changed look and feel of messenger
- Customize how you wish to see your Contacts - Detailed List or Compact list.
- Tabbed Message Boxes ( Not available in messenger for windows XP)
- Update Broadcasting – Control what all updates you broadcast (see pic) to others including avatar changes and MyBlogLog Updates. It can be controlled from Visiting Manage Yahoo! Updates page.
- Themes have been made built-in for the Messenger
It has been so much feature packed messenger that you should not miss it. Amongst all the features there has been one feature that has been downgraded a bit, the Plugins feature. And what I miss is the Yahoo Launchcast Plugin that used to come with the messenger, it is absent now. Watch this Video about Yahoo! Messenger