Introducing Yahoo!Xtra Messenger
What is Yahoo!Xtra Messenger?
Yahoo!Xtra Messenger is an all-in-one communication tool, and anyone, anywhere in the world, with a computer and Internet connection can use it.
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|With Yahoo!Xtra Messenger, you can:
- Instant message friends in real time.
- Call and talk with your friends using the PC-to-PC calling feature. It’s just like talking on the phone!
- Share your favourite photos.
- See when your friends are online and let them see you.
- Save friends’ contact details in your online address book. Your Messenger address book synchronises with your Yahoo!Xtra Address Book. When you update one, you automatically update the other.
- See and be seen with webcam.*
- Install plug-ins to listen to music through LAUNCHcast Radio, check your mail, and access Yahoo! 360°.
- Play games with your friends.
- Send emails back and forth.
- Add colour and graphics to your conversations and change the look of the application.
* The webcam isn’t supplied.
You can also instant message with Windows Live™ Messenger friends! Simply add them to your Messenger List and start conversing!
Tip: Not all Yahoo!Xtra Messenger features are available when you converse with Windows Live™ Messenger users. You can’t share your avatar or display image, send files, share photos, play games, send IMVs, or use PC-to-PC calling.
If you haven’t already, install Yahoo!Xtra Messenger and start communicating with your friends online. Hey, shouldn’t you let all of your friends know about Yahoo!Xtra Messenger?
Words to Know
- Avatar: a character that you can use when interacting with friends online. By changing hairstyles, clothes, accessories, and backgrounds, you can create your own unique persona.
- IMVironment (IMV): a themed environment that you can select when instant messaging your friends. Potentially, both you and your friends see the IMV during your conversation.
- Instant messaging: the ability to exchange messages in real time with other people over the Internet.
- LAUNCHcast Radio: a streaming music service that allows you to create your own customised station tailored to your tastes and provides an extensive collection of other music stations that offer a wide variety of genres and themes to choose from.
- PC-to-PC calling: the ability to call another person’s computer from your computer; similar to placing a phone call. Both you and the person you are calling must have a Yahoo! ID and be logged into Yahoo! Messenger.
- Plug-in: a software application that adds a specific feature or to another application.
- Synchronise: to cause items in multiple locations to match exactly.
- Webcam: a video camera typically attached to a computer.
- Windows Live™ Messenger: Microsoft® Windows’ free instant messaging application.