Introducing New Yahoo! Messenger 11 Beta and Yahoo! Mail Beta with UNLIMITED Storage

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Yahoo! Messenger Beta

Yahoo! Messenger Beta with Game feature

22 November 2010, Singapore – Yahoo! launch their new Messenger 11 Beta trial in Singapore and 24 other countries today. You can download the beta version here. This new Instant Messaging (IM) is built as a real-time communication hub at the center of your online life, to keep in touch, play and share with your family and friends, no matter where you are in the world.  Yahoo! Messenger is on readily built mobile versions on major mobile platforms such as iPhone, Android and Blackberry.  This means that you will always be connected even when you are away from your desk and downloading third-party built IM applications are no longer required.

Yahoo! Messenger is enhanced for Android allowing people to take advantage of popular features currently available on its desktop experience:

  1. Make free video calls from Android devices across a Wi-Fi network to Messenger friends’ lists. (Video is in Beta. It requires OS 2.2+ and Yahoo! Messenger Video Add-on.)
  2. Android Sync allows you to easily share photos and videos, and sync Yahoo! Address Book contacts with your Android contact list.

Desktop Messenger Features

Here are some other features that you will find on the PC version of the new Messenger:

Play Social Games With Friends

  1. “Instant Gaming” – You can now play popular social games with friends such as Zynga’s FishVille or Mafia Wars, Elex’s Happy Harvest or Happy Manor and OMGPOP’s Balloon, Pool, Draw My Thing directly within Yahoo! Messenger.
  2. Get Your Friends Involved – Share game activities and status so that others can join your game and you can join theirs.

Manage Social Networks from One Place

  1. One status message for social networks – You can share your Messenger status on Yahoo! Pulse and social networks like Facebook and Twitter, simultaneously.
  2. Facebook Chat – In addition to chatting with Windows Live friends, interoperability with Facebook Chat allows people to instantly connect and IM with their Facebook friends.
  3. Status Updates – You can view, comment on and like real-time updates from Yahoo! Pulse, Flickr, Facebook – and soon Twitter – all from one place.

Stay Connected – Anytime, Anywhere

  1. Always  Be Available –  You can now stay signed in to multiple PCs simultaneously so you never miss a message through a new Multiple-Points-of-Presence (MPOP) offering in Yahoo! Messenger Beta.
  2. Easy Access to Recent Conversations– You can now retrieve recent IM conversations no matter where you access Yahoo! Messenger on the PC.

That’s not all!!!

Not just the messenger got upgraded, Yahoo! Mail is also currently on beta trial too. If you have problems with storage space in your mailbox, Yahoo! Mail comes with UNLIMITED Storage space.   Sign up or upgrade to Yahoo Mail beta through this link.

Yahoo! Mail Beta Twitter Integration

Yahoo! Mail Beta Twitter Integration

Highlights of new features from the redesigned Yahoo! Mail:

  1. Communicate faster and do more – Designed from the ground up to provide blazing fast performance, this new version will be at least twice as fast for most people around the world.  Yahoo! Mail Beta also speeds up tools that allow you to be more productive with the time you have, by more easily finding messages from contacts or using third-party applications directly within the inbox.
  2. Stay connected to social networks As a central destination for social experiences from across the Web, Yahoo! Mail Beta lets you view and share updates from Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo!, and beyond. Additional features include enhanced IM and SMS capabilities for seamless chatting and texting within Yahoo! Mail Beta.
  3. View photos and videos right from the inbox – You can easily see photos and videos from sites like Flickr, Picasa, and YouTube from right within their email messages.
  4. Search through mail with ease – A new mail search tool leverages Yahoo!’s wealth of search science and technology to help you quickly find the right emails.  New search refinement features allow users to easily navigate, sort, and narrow search results by sender, attachment file, date, or folder location.
  5. Stay protected from spam – Independently verified as the world’s #1 email provider in protecting users from spam, Yahoo! Mail Beta uses Yahoo!’s global cloud computing infrastructure to further Yahoo!’s anti-spam efforts and provide an even safer mail experience.

From all these upgrades to Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! really listens to their users and continue to improve their services to meet the demands of  their subscribers.

So do give Yahoo! Messenger 11 and Yahoo! Mail a try if you like any of the features stated above.


Contributed by Dennis Seow

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