No Download Required
Have I got news for you! Yahoo! Messenger news to be exact. Today I want to introduce you to a new Web-based version of the Yahoo! Instant Messenger. And the best thing is: No download required!!
You can check it out at http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com/webmessengerpromo.php. Just sign-in with your Yahoo! ID and now you can instant message (IM) from anywhere – work offices, Internet cafés, schools, airports – from almost any Internet-enabled computer (well as long as you’ve got Flash installed). How cool is that if you are off travelling or just on the go and sitting at your favourite Internet cafe.
So here’s the scoop…
Yahoo! Messenger for the Web is a light-weight service designed specifically for Web usage, and offers a lot of the features that Yahoo! Messenger users know and love and even has stuff that isn’t even available with Yahoo! Messenger’s desktop client software (that’s what the *’s are for in the list below). With the new service, you can:
- Search archived IM conversations from any computer using Yahoo! Search technology*
- Communicate with friends who are using Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live™ Messenger
- Organise all instant messages in tabs, rather than separate windows*
- Enhance self-expression with Avatars, display images or photos
- Make conversations come to life with emoticons, fonts and colours
- Customize presence settings and set stealth mode
- Access Web-based service from any Web browser including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera*
- Use multiple operating systems including UNIX, Mac OS X, and Windows 2000 and up
There’s even a video preview for your enjoyment.
As always… Happy emailing (or should I say IMing )
Andrew – Yahoo! Mail Beta Team