March 9, 2010 on 12:44 pm | In 10 version, Voice | 91 Comments
If you’ve upgraded to Yahoo! Messenger 10 or got a new webcam recently, chances are you’ll want to try out the high-quality voice and video call features.
As a first step, we recommend that you complete the “Voice and Video Setup” steps to ensure that your microphone, speakers/headphones, and webcam are working properly.
To get started, click on the Messenger menu and select “Preferences”. When the Preferences window opens, click “Video & Voice” on the left hand menu. This will bring up your options on the right hand side:
If you know immediately which devices you want Yahoo! Messenger to use for your camera, microphone etc., just select them in the drop down menu. Depending on your type of computer and other software or hardware you have installed, you may only have one or many options available.
For a guided setup, click the “Open Voice and Video Setup” link in the Preferences window. This will take you through three setup steps where you can select the devices you want to use for your microphone, speakers/headset and webcam. After selecting each one in the setup, you’ll be able to test and confirm they are working.
Once you’ve successfully completed the Voice and Video Setup steps, you’ll be ready to start making free PC-to-PC calls, full-screen video calls and even calls from Messenger to regular and mobile phones (premium account required). You can also click the “Place a free test call” link in the Preferences window to try out the voice feature.
March 2, 2010 on 1:08 pm | In 10 version | Add a Comment
Today we released an updated version of Yahoo! Messenger 10 (version 10.0.0.1241).
This latest release includes several bug fixes to enhance stability and performance of our new video call feature. Several of the fixes improve video calling on PCs running Windows 7.
You can download the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger 10 from our website.
And as always, we welcome feedback about your experience with the product. Just go to the Help menu and select “Send Feedback…” to get started.
March 1, 2010 on 6:00 am | In 10 version, 9.0 version, Voice | Comments Off
We will be performing some server maintenance tomorrow, March 2, from 7pm to 11pm PST (4 hours).
During that time, some of our voice features will be affected. The Call History feature within Yahoo! Messenger for Windows (9.0, 10) will not be available. To view your call history (PC-to-Phone calls only) during the maintenance period, please visit the Yahoo! Voice website.
In addition, any PC-to-PC calls made or received in Yahoo! Messenger during that time will not be added to your Call History. PC-to-Phone calls will be archived normally.
The maintenance work will also affect Yahoo! Messenger for the Web. If you use this version, you will not be able to view your online message archive during this time, nor will conversations during the maintenance period be archived.
Note that IM conversation archiving in our Windows and Mac versions will not be affected during the maintenance period.
We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
February 18, 2010 on 12:39 pm | In 10 version | Add a Comment
Thanks to everyone who has voted for Yahoo! Messenger in About.com’s Reader’s Choice Awards. We are still behind in the Best IM Feature category, for which our video call feature in version 10 was nominated.
Click the link below to vote for us – we appreciate it!
Vote for video calls as Best IM Feature
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February 11, 2010 on 4:50 pm | In 10 version, 9.0 version | 80 Comments
This Sunday is Valentine’s Day here in the United States. I think we should show our love all year round, but people love excuses for buying gifts and expensive chocolates. We ladies don’t mind receiving them either.
But if you’re not with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to send your hugs and kisses with Yahoo! Messenger 10.
Turn on the Falling Hearts IMVironment while you’re chatting to add some romance to the conversation (bit the Buzz button for some extra spice).
Or send one of our loving emoticons like lovestruck (), blushing (), the always popular kiss (), big hug () and a favorite hidden emoticon, the rose ()… check out the full list of Emoticons to find the right one for you. Hopefully you won’t be sending this one on Valentine’s Day: .
We’ve also got some saucy audibles under the “Flirts” category including classic pickup lines like “I hope you know CPR cuz you take my breath away” and pirate-enhanced flattery, “Arr! Your booty shivers me timbers!”.
And just when the kissing and blushing emoticons are flying back and forth, throw in the “Is it just me or is it getting really hot in here?” audible. To send a flirtatious audible, click the audibles button in the IM window, go to More Audibles > See All Audibles.
If you haven’t had a chance to try out the new video call feature, what better reason than to tell someone, almost in person, that you love them? I promise, it’s almost like being there. And don’t worry, you can send all the emoticons and audibles you want while you’re on the call.
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!