Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0 Beta 1 features Mac OS X ‘look and feel’

Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0 Beta 1 features a new look and feel for Mac OS X. New features include Avatars, sounds, and display images. Yahoo! promises that the ability to IM with friends that use Windows Live Messenger is “coming soon.”

For Max OS X 10.3.9 or later, Intel and Power PC Macs Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0 Beta 1 also features”

• Webcam: Use a webcam to share live video with your friends and family.
• File Transfer: Drag and drop files right into the IM window to share instantly with your friends.
• Emoticons: Express your feelings over IM with these animated smiling faces.
• Take Yahoo! With You: Stay connected with your IM friends from your mobile phone.
• Stealth settings
• Conferencing
• “New IM” indicator in the Mac OS X dock
• Organize your contact list into groups
• Unicode support

More info and download link here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jadis One” for the heads up.]

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20 Comments

  1. Other than the updated “look and feel” and the Unicode support, finally…I don’t see much to get excited over. But…since I do use Yahoo on it’s on once in a while, I’ll have to check it out.

  2. Not only is it new and looks good, it lacks all of the adware that comes with and takes up so much of the viewing area of the Windows client.

    Yahoo does do webcam with PC users using the higher quality video now. (they say audio is coming soon)

    Additionally, there are some nice bezel effects when you new users arrive and depart and some other nice OSX-type features… someone at Yahoo has been using OSX for awhile to include some of these.

  3. Holly cow!

    Yahoo! finally throws us Mac users a bone after ignoring us for so many years?

    How about making your games completly Javascript based so we can play them too?

    And how about not requiring IE for everything?

  4. So MDN does read their email. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” /> The new chat client is pretty cool. And I couldn’t believe that the built-in iSight worked flawlessly.

  5. The webcam feature works but the video is somewhat jerky on my older Mac, at least compared to video from the same firewire cam using iChat. I would hope future releases might perhaps improve on this circumstance.

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