Yahoo Messenger 11 Beta

If you’re interested in the newest version of Yahoo Messenger, here’s your chance to check it out before the rest of the world does …

Yahoo has just made available a first beta version of the upcoming Yahoo Messenger 11. The instant messenger is a popular choice among Internet users, and it may increase that popularity thanks to the new features introduced in the messenger. Probably the biggest chance is the addition of several Zynga games. Zynga? Yes, the company that has created some immensely popular Facebook games such as Mafia Wars or Farmville.

Yahoo Messenger 11 will offer users some games created by Zynga (not Farmville it seems) and games by other companies so that you can spend even more time using the Instant Messenger, is not that great?

Internet users who want to install Yahoo Messenger 11 should switch from Typical Install to custom Install. Why? Because typical install does not offer to say nay to the Yahoo! Toolbar that gets installed alongside the instant messenger. That is of course unless they want the Yahoo Toolbar and Yahoo BrowserPlus installed on their PCs.

yahoo messenger 11

Yahoo! Toolbar – See if your friends are online and change your online status right from your browser. Plus enjoy anytime access to Yahoo! Search and your favorite Yahoo! sites.

Yahoo! BrowserPlus – An add-on for your web browser that makes it easier to send attachments, upload photos and take advantage of other cool features in Yahoo! Mail, Flickr and other Yahoo! services.

Yahoo Messenger 11 will also make the default browser home page and install Yahoo! Search Protection which alerts the user when anyone tries to change the browser’s default search engine. Make sure you remove the options if you do not want some or all of those features.

Yahoo Messenger 11 Features

So what is new in Yahoo Messenger 11? We have already mentioned games.Another new feature is the ability to chat with Facebook friends right from the messenger. Facebook integration goes even further by allowing the user to share and update the status, post comments and keep up with conversations across Facebook and Yahoo from within Yahoo Messenger 11.

More Features

  • Use the instant messenger on mobile devices such as the iPhone, Android devices or other Internet enabled phones
  • Easily find or invite friends from other services to come chat with you
  • Now you can chat with high quality full-screen video.
  • Make free PC-to-PC calls and PC-to-phone calls for as low as 1¢ a minute (plus free voicemail!)
  • Send text messages (SMS) to friends’ mobile phones for free*
  • Instant message with one friend, or conference in a bunch
  • Show your style with emoticons, Avatars, audibles and IMVironments
  • Use the built-in media player to watch web videos and view photos with friends

Yahoo Messenger 11 is available as a beta release for the Windows operating system. Users can download it directly from Yahoo’s Messenger homepage.

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