Sunday, May 13, 2007
Yahoo has introduced the browser version for its popular IM program, Yahoo Messenger. The messenger allows you to IM from any browser and also supports Windows Live contacts.
The online version, still in its Beta, has a great User Interface and currently supports limited IM features like customized status message, searchable chat history, font selection etc. You can also search your contacts, see their online status and add new contacts. It opens a new tab for each conversation in the same window. It is built using Adobe's Flex 2 and needs Flash Player to run.
The online messenger is a great tool for people who don't have access to the desktop messenger client from their work places/schools. It is a great replacement for Meebo, which is a third party tool.
It can be accessed at http://webmessenger.yahoo.com