Yahoo! Messenger 9 released
"New version with added features is now available for download."
Published: 24th September 2008 | Source: Yahoo |
New version of Yahoo's IM available
Yahoo have released the latest version of their instant messaging software for download, Yahoo! Messenger 9. It comes complete with some new features:
- Pingbox: a new application that once embedded into your blog, website or social network page, lets visitors IM you anonymously (or they can identify themselves) without needing to download or even sign into Yahoo! Messenger. You’re anonymous too; visitors to your page never see your Yahoo! ID.
- Three new skins - Silver, Ruby Red, Mystic Black.
- Return of the (original) emoticons: the larger emoticons from the premises are escorted and the smaller, original designs are brought back.
- Ignore list enhancements: The “ignore anyone not on my Messenger List” option won’t affect messages when you’re in a chat room, but it continues to apply to IMs.
- Inline video & picture viewer: When a friend sends you a video link from a site like YouTube or a link to an online photo, they will show up right in your IM conversation. For videos, a full player appears; just click the play button to watch it right it in your IM window.
- New emoticons inspired by users: thumbs up, thumbs down, “It wasn’t me!”, hurry up, rock on!, and “Don’t want to see!!”.
- Import Contacts wizard: Add friends to your Yahoo! Messenger contact list from address books you have on other online services like Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Orkut… over twenty services in all.
- Yahoo! Updates: Keep up with your friends by checking their updates alongside their names in your contact list. If they
- Buzz up a story, update their profile on MyBlogLog or change their Avatar, you’ll know about it.
- Call forwarding & new voicemail delivery
- Yahoo! Games are back
- Reworked status message menu