Yahoo! Messenger Reinvents its Mac IM Software
Mac Users Will Enjoy an Entirely New IM Service with a Sleek User
Interface, Avatars, Custom Stealth Settings, and More
Sunnyvale, CA – June 29, 2006 – Yahoo! today introduced a new beta of
Yahoo! Messenger for Mac users. Demonstrating a renewed commitment to
providing a high-quality Mac Instant Messaging (IM) experience, the new
software boasts an all new interface designed specifically for the Mac OS X
“We have developed an entirely new Yahoo! Messenger for Mac from the ground
up using the latest technologies and offering innovative features such as
Avatars, custom stealth settings and webcam support,” stated Jeff Bonforte,
senior director, Real Time Communication, Yahoo!, Inc.
“As an avid Mac user, I am focused on enhancing Yahoo! Messenger’s Mac
client and I am excited to deliver a fresh new beta software to fellow Mac
users,” stated Matthew Skyrm, director of product management, Yahoo!
Leveraging innovative technologies, the initial beta of Yahoo! Messenger
for Mac delivers the following features and will continue to be enhanced
with additional features over the coming months.
* Entirely new user interface written in Cocoa designed specifically for
the Mac OS X operating system
* Yahoo! Avatars and Display Images
* Custom stealth settings
* Webcam support, compatible across PCs and Macs
* Custom Status messages, including links to music tracks
* Animated sign-in, sign-out, and contact list
* All new sound effects
* Visual notifications with support for the Growl global notification system
* Alerts for Yahoo! Calendar, Mail and Personals
* Coming soon: In the future, support for interoperability with Windows
Live =81 (MSN) Messenger
The beta of Yahoo! Messenger for the Mac will be introduced to U.S. users
today and will roll-out on a phased bases to international markets in the
future. The new beta for Yahoo! Messenger for Mac can be downloaded at:
http://messenger.yahoo.com and http://messenger.yahoo.com/mac.php.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most
trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! seeks to provide online
products and services essential to users’ lives, and offers a full range of
tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users
around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.