Yahoo Messenger 10 Released

After a fairly prolonged beta period, Yahoo released the final version of Yahoo Messenger 10 earlier today. The final build includes several bug fixes and Windows 7 compatibility. You can find our review of Yahoo Messenger 10 here. The main highlights of this release are:

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  • High-quality video calls
    The webcam feature has been completely redesigned. It now supports high quality video call with synced audio from the IM window itself.
  • New Y! Updatesview of your contact list
    Yahoo Messenger 10 introduces an alternate view of your contact list, which allows you to quickly catch up with your friend’s latest activities. The Y!Updates mode displays a real-time stream of their updates including status message changes. If your contacts have chosen to share their social activity with Yahoo, you will be able to keep track of what your contacts are saying on Twitter, reading on Yahoo! Buzz or listening on Last.fm.
  • Find more to chat about
    If you want to chat with your friend about their updates, you can do so through a hover menu which allows you to IM a friend about their updates. When you do this, the update also appears inline in the conversation window, so that your friend will be aware of the context.
  • Change your language easily
    Yahoo Messenger 10 introduces a Language menu (visible in the sign-in screen), which allows you to instantly chose any of the 16 available languages. You can also change your language from Messenger –> Preferences –> Language.

The official Yahoo Messenger 10 download link will offer you the web-installer. If you have a poor internet connection or simply prefer to download the full installer, you can do so from Softpedia.

Yahoo Messenger 10 Beta Officially Available for Downloads

A few months back we had told you about a leaked version Yahoo Messenger 10 and reviewed it for you, however if you were afraid of downloading the version of here is some good news.

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The messenger team have officially released the Yahoo Messenger 10 beta for downloads.

The Yahoo Messenger 10 beta has several exciting features available for including;

  • High-quality video calls
  • New Y! Updatesview of your contact list
  • Change your language easily
  • New ways to sort your contacts
  • New icons in the IM window

If you want to learn more about the other features in YM 10 don’t forget to read the YM 10 review we did earlier.

Download Yahoo Messenger 10 Beta

Introducing Yahoo! Messenger 10 Beta [Official YM Blog]

Yahoo Messenger 10 Review & Download

recently retired the Vista version of the IM client, however you can still download YM Vista, that aside Yahoo is working on Yahoo Messenger 10, a newer client with better multilingual support and more features.

A pre-alpha version of Yahoo Messenger 10 is doing the rounds of the internet, and we got our hands on it to check it out.

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The first change you will notice is the addition of a choice to select the language before you sign into YM.

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After logging in you will notice a change from the earlier interface of YM 9, and options to view the updates broadcasted by your friends.

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You will see a small notification in the bottom of the screen whenever a contact broadcasts updates to their profiles.

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You can also see all the updates by clicking on the Y! Updates button in the main messenger window.

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Managing and sorting contacts has also been made easier in YM10, you can sort contacts by name, availability or activity.

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YM10 also adds some new options in the preferences, for language, voice and video devices and to manage update, however voice and video chat seems to be disabled right now.

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In addition to that there are easy links to manage you pingbox and the updates that you broadcast to your profile.

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YM 10 does not have that many features right now, but we definitely would see a lot more features in future releases. The file has been tested for spywares, malwares and viruses and is completely clean. Thanks Sandip.

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