Web Messengers have been popping around a lot these days with sites Meebo leading the way. But it wasn’t long before the big web players caught up with the game.
Google integrated the Gtalk within Gmail allowing users to talk to their friends inside the browser. MSN has their own web messenger so Yahoo couldn’t be left far behind.
Yahoo have launched their own Web Messenger today which will allow users to chat using their browsers. This was after Yahoo had already done a integration of chat into their Yahoo Beta Mail site.
You will require a Flash 9 client to make use of the Yahoo Web Messenger along with a web broswer. As with their desktop client the web messenger is integrated with MSN messenger are you can add your live / msn contacts to your Yahoo friends list. The Yahoo Web Messenger has the usual suspects of tabs, where each new contact is opened in a seperate tab. It also allows you to change your status while your using the Messenger.
This is really a good news since many offices and schools ban chat clients, so it would be easier to chat with your friends now using just a browser.
Looking ahead such integration into the browser just makes the browser more useful and powerful, there may come one day when you do not have to install any software other than your browser to make use of all the applications. And the fight for OS may end up becoming the fight for browser.