Yahoo has recently released the first beta version of the upcoming Yahoo Messenger 11. It now offers more ways than ever before to connect and have fun with friends and family. Yahoo Messenger is one of the most popular instant messenger, and with the release of the new beta version that comes loaded with new features, popularity of the instant messenger is going to increase. One of the most buzzed feature in Yahoo Messenger 11 is that users will now be able play games created by Zynga, the same company behind who has created some of the most popular Facebook games such as Mafia Wars or Farmville, and games by other companies.
Another new feature useful for all Facebook users, is the ability to chat with all your Facebook friends right from within Yahoo Messenger. This new Facebook integration also allows users to share and update the status, post comments and keep up with conversations across Facebook and Yahoo.
- 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, audible and IMVironments
- Use the built-in media player to watch web videos and view photos with friends
Note: If you want to install Yahoo Messenger 11 beta, you should do a Custom Install.
Yahoo! Messenger 11 in a typical install, installs Yahoo! Toolbar and Yahoo! BrowserPlus. Yahoo Messenger 11 will also change your default browser homepage to yahoo.com and install Yahoo! Search Protection which alerts the user when anyone tries to change the browser’s default search engine. Make sure you do a custom install and remove those features which you do not want.
You can view the official announcement about the beta release here.
You can download the new Yahoo! Messenger Beta web installer using following link:
If you want an offline installer, you can download it using following link: