In the coming weeks, our Yahoo! Messenger 8.x and 9.0 Beta users (Windows) will see a notice when they’re signed in about upgrading to the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 (22.214.171.1242).
When you see the Yahoo! Messenger Update window, click the Update Now button to begin installation. It only takes a couple of minutes and you will not need to restart your computer after it’s complete.
Not sure what version of Yahoo! Messenger you have? To find out, go to the Help menu and select “About Yahoo! Messenger”. If your version is below 126.96.36.1992 you can always visit our website to upgrade to the latest version on your own. Similarly, you can check anytime to see if you have the latest version by going to Help and selecting “Check for Updates”.
Why upgrade? 9.0 offers some new features that are not available in earlier versions such as enhanced security and anti-spam tools, inline media players for photos and video, new “detailed” contact list option with larger display images, support for Pingbox, many new skins, and more. To see 9.0 in action, check out the demo video.