You can either download the free Yahoo Messenger 10 Beta if you have not installed any previous versions yet or let the installed software do the auto-update. Yes, it has this feature already, just in case you’ll ask.
You will find the new YM 10 Beta version a fun IM software application compared to Windows Live Messenger or Google’s Gtalk. Two of the most popular social networks (and your updates therein) can be found in one place – Y! Updates.
This new YM10 version retains its usual cool features:
- Easily find or invite friends from other services to come chat with you
- Instant message with one friend, or conference in a bunch
- Make free PC-to-PC calls and PC-to-phone calls for as low as 1 cent a minute (plus free voicemail!)
- Now you can chat with high quality full-screen video.
- Send text messages (SMS) to friends’ mobile phones for free
- Show your style with emoticons, Avatars, audibles and IMVironments
- Use the built-in media player to watch web videos and view photos with friends
We highly recommend you download the free update to the New Yahoo Messenger. From experience, YM10 has become more stable and faster though there are time when Yahoo.com Homepage and Search Engine are both down at times caused by “Connection Timeout Errors“, which even affects the Instant Messaging client at times.