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Monday, February 12, 2007

Yahoo: Mail integrated with Messenger

Yahoo!Mail beta has integrated with Messenger. Specific functionality:
  • Presence awareness - when the recipient comes online, it notifies you during composition
  • Switch comm - Instantly move an email composition into a messenger conversation
  • Group join - allow others to join and view the message thread (I think)
It seems to be limited to Yahoo Messenger, which I don't have, so I couldn't try it first hand. MSN Messenger is supposed to be integrated with Yahoo, but apparently not for this functionality. Ryan Kennedy created a nice little video demo of the email-messenger functionality.