And today we announced we’re working on a brand new version of Yahoo! Messenger, built from the ground up specifically for Windows Vista.
This is our next generation of Yahoo! Messenger. It takes full advantage of the dynamic design, slick interfaces and other cool stuff that Windows Vista offers through its Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). And it has a whole new look, some great enhancements of beloved features (like super emoticons!) and other goodies that will make it a fast favorite for those of you who upgrade or purchase a new computer with Microsoft Windows Vista. Here’s a short list of what’s in this new version:
Instant message, voice, webcam video, and more
Keep conversations organized by dragging and dropping them into one tabbed window
Brand new emoticons, program icons and alert sounds
Automatic groups are created in your contact list based on your Yahoo! interests (i.e. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football league)
And check out our info page which includes more feature descriptions, screenshots and a video preview. You’re ready to play with this new Yahoo! Messenger, right? Well, you’ll have to wait a little bit. Windows Vista will be available starting January 30, 2007 and we expect to have Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista available in beta a few months later. We’ll keep you posted through this blog. You can also submit your email on the info page to get notified.Right now, check out the screenshots and video to see what all the buzz is about.
P.S. – We showed a prototype of Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista to a roomful of press and bloggers on Sunday. Check out some of the early reviews:
on10.net (video interview)