The new Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 also offers localized versions in six new markets: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India (Hindi), and Vietnam.
So Indian users can make use of Hindi now.
Some new features of this versions -
- Flickr integration for photo sharing.
- A new in-line media player that makes it easy to view maps, photos and videos from sites like Yahoo! Video and YouTube right in the IM window. No plug-ins needed, no extra downloads — it’s built right in. Just send a video, map or photo link to another friend who’s also on 9.0 to try it out.
- New features for voice calls. You can have your incoming Phone In or free PC calls forwarded to another number like your mobile, home or office phone, even if you’re signed out of Messenger (Phone Out account required). Plus there’s a new way to get voicemail. When someone leaves you a voicemail in Messenger, an email is sent to you with an MP3 of the voice message attached.
- New look, new skins and emoticons.
This versions works for both Windows XP and Vista, and a beta version of Yahoo! Messenger for Vista only will be coming soon!
Also there's a Yahoo! Messenger for the Web BETA,
-which doesn't require any downloads,
-works from any web browser across firewalls and proxies where web messeneger installation is not allowed.
-Connect with friends on Windows Live messenger,
-Can chat in nine Indian languages.