Introducing Yahoo! Messenger 11 Beta!
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.
We’re excited to tell you about all the great new features in this release:
DO MORE THAN JUST 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:
- Fishville and Mafia Wars from Zynga – Coming soon
- 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 from across the web and provides a single destination to see what your friends are doing or let them know what you are up to.
- Keep up with friends wherever they are – View, comment on and like updates from Yahoo! Pulse, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and more, all from one place, right within Yahoo! Messenger.
- Post one status to multiple social networks – Share your Messenger status simultaneously on Yahoo! Pulse, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Chat with Facebook friends – In addition to your friends on Windows Live, you can now IM your Facebook friends right within Yahoo! Messenger.
STAY CONNECTED ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
As you and your friends become increasingly mobile, it is essential to stay connected no matter where you are, across devices. That’s why Yahoo! Messenger keeps you connected whether on desktop, the Web, or mobile devices.
- Enjoy rich experiences across devices – Now on Android! – Make free video calls, and share photos and videos between PC, iPhone, and now Android.
- Converse virtually anywhere – Start your IM conversations on your PC and continue them from your iPhone, Android, or any Internet-enabled device.
- Always be available – Stay signed in to multiple PCs simultaneously so you never miss a message.
- Easy access to recent conversations – Retrieve recent IM conversations from any PC where you have signed in to Yahoo! Messenger.
Learn more and download the new Yahoo! Messenger Beta at http://messenger.yahoo.com/beta/win We hope you’ll enjoy the new Yahoo! Messenger Beta as much as we do!
As with any new release, we want to hear all about your experience — what’s working well for you and what’s not. Try it today and let us know what you think through the “Send Feedback” link on the Help menu.
Also note that video calling on Android requires OS 2.2+ and the Yahoo! Messenger Video Add-on. We support the MyTouch 4G & EVO phones, and will support additional devices in the coming weeks.
Product Manager, Yahoo! Messenger