Tonight we launched release 6.0 of the Yahoo! Messenger client! Going live to the web at 6pm this evening, this was a different sort of product launch than I'm used to, but it's definitely cool. I've only been here a month, so haven't really contributed to this release at all. But, it's been a good learning experience to watch the very end of a release cycle.
Here's a quick rundown of the new features:
- LAUNCHcase Radio — integrated into the IM client
- Yahoo! Games — integrated into the IM client
- Yahoo! Avatars
- Display Images
- Audibles — send talking animated characters
- Emoticons — several new ones
- IMVironments — not a 6.0 feature, but more are being released
- Stealth Settings — appear online or offline to your individual friends
- Address Book — integrated into the IM client
Go get it now:
If you want to IM me, my Yahoo! id is cantonib.