Yahoo has designed a new version of Yahoo Messenger which is specifically designed for Windows Vista. It was recently showcased at CES (Consumer Electronics Show). This upcoming Yahoo Messenger for Vista utilizes Windows Presentation Foundation application development framework.
This upcoming version of Yahoo Messenger is expected to be released for public beta somewhere around second quarter of 2007. They have integrated Flickr and desktop searching abilities which allows user to search for photos stored in his local computer, multiple chat session can be combined into one single chat window with tabbed navigation.
- Instant message, voice, webcam video, and more
- Use the integrated Yahoo! Messenger Sidebar gadget to keep up with the friends that matter most
- Also add Windows LiveÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Messenger friends to your contact list to see when they’re online and IM them
- Keep conversations organized by dragging and dropping them into one tabbed window
- Brand new emoticons, program icons and alert sounds
- Instantly change the look and feel of your Yahoo! Messenger interface
- Automatic groups are created in your contact list based on your Yahoo! interests (i.e. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football league)
The user interface looks really sleek, but I don’t like to compromise on performance for sweet looks. Tabbed chat window was one of the much awaited features.
They have compiled a nice video demo for Yahoo Messenger for Vista, check it out