Yahoo has just announced the first beta of the upcoming Yahoo Messenger 11. The future version of the popular instant messaging client comes with a couple of big new features, social games and the possibility to keep up and chat with Twitter and Facebook friends, but also a few additions and updates for the die-hard fans.
“It’s here! The new Yahoo! Messenger Beta is now available for download. Yahoo! Messenger Beta makes it fun and easy to share, connect, and play with friends and family – no matter where you are in the world,” Yahoo announced.
Yahoo! Messenger – Instant messaging allows you to quickly exchange messages with your online friends. Unlike e-mail, instant messages appear as soon they`re sent. By downloading the Yahoo! Messenger application to your computer, you can send instant messages to other people from around the globe, send them files or have a voice conference.
Other features include voice chat, file transfer, mail and stock quote alerts, sports scores, news, and much more.
Here are some key features of “Yahoo! Messenger”:
· Drag-and-drop photos into your IM windows and talk about them like you’re there.
· Make your own radio station and listen to music you like!
· Challenge your friends to classic Yahoo! Games in the IM window.
· Use interactive themed backgrounds in your IMs.
Find, Add, Share Friends:
· Easily get connected with the people who matter most.
· Search from your IM window, and get results both you and your friend can see.
· Drag-and-drop files for real-time sharing and instant notification that they’ve been received.
· Synchronize all your contact information.
· Make yourself appear online to some and offline to others.
· Let these animated characters say it out loud for you!
· Express your feelings with these animated smiling faces.
· Represent yourself with a stylized graphical image.
· Select an image to represent yourself to your friends.
· Select new visual designs or disable them altogether.
· Make free worldwide PC-to-PC calls and enjoy great sound quality and voice mail.
Take Yahoo! with You:
· Stay connected to Yahoo! Messenger on your mobile phone.
· Share live video with friends and family around the world.
· Exchange text messages with multiple people in one IM.
PLAY SOCIAL GAMES WITH FRIENDS:
· Instant messaging is great but it takes more than just IM to stay in touch with the people who matter most to you. The new Yahoo! Messenger Beta offers more ways than ever before to connect (and have fun!) with friends and family. Not only can you instant message, text, and make voice and video calls, you can now play social games right within Yahoo! Messenger.
· Play socially – Play some of the most popular social games with your friends, starting with offerings from Zynga, Elex, and OMGPOP. Games include
· Balloono, Pool, Draw My Thing from OMGPOP
· Happy Harvest & Happy Manor from Elex
· Get your friends involved – Share your game activities and play-status so that friends can join your game and you can join theirs.
MANAGE ALL YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS FROM ONE PLACE:
· Having trouble keeping up with different groups of friends across various social networks? Yahoo! Messenger Beta brings together your social experiences.