Lately more and more people have access to a computer connected to the internet. A lot of them, about 85% have at least one e-mail account provided by one of the major providers of its kind on the market today. At the moment the biggest, known and active providers are Yahoo and Microsoft.
In an era in which communication is essential, these two providers created a means of communication via the Internet that works in real time as chat, voice chat and video chat, all in one program, which is popularly known as the “messenger”. To use this service, the user only needs to receive an e-mail to belong to one of the above mentioned operators and have this program installed on your PC.
Yahoo! Messenger is a chat client in real time developed by the American company Yahoo !. Yahoo! Messenger is one of the most popular chat software and social interaction on the internet, it can be downloaded for free, and users can use a single Yahoo! ID for all services company. Besides users can also conduct real-time conversations, this program offers an interactive pleasant, users can choose from a variety of graphical interfaces, avatars, games or messaging availability configuration.
Another feature of Yahoo! messenger is that the user can send an instant message to a specific group of users or entire contact lists. It benefits from an archive all conversations that are stored on that PC from the same account.
Currently the latest version of Messenger available on the Yahoo! is version 8.1, it can be downoad by all users. The folks at Yahoo! have provided users a version of a subject up-date, Yahoo! Messenger 9.0, this being a beta version, users can advertise bugs in this version. In a country in which Yahoo! Messenger makes the law, competitor and while brother or network, Windows Live Messenger goes almost unnoticed. But not everyone knows that the two networks are partially unified networks.
They are unified in the sense that a user of Yahoo Messenger can add to the list and communicate with each other using Windows Live Messenger. And vice versa, of course. Are only partially unified the exchange of information between the two networks is limited to text. There may be, for example, audio call made.
Even if the function above is borrowed from another program, do not have to live with the impression that Microsoft does is to copy the ideas of others. Windows Live Messenger 9 comes with a new series of options on the original sound. In the next version, every user will be able to choose a sound that those who have in the list will hear every time they log. Thus, your friends will know when you entered the messenger without stop looking at small notification window right corner. New function is called Signature Sounds.
Microsoft says Windows Live Messenger 9 will provide enhanced security through efficient filter anti-SPIM one. SEIS is the generic name of spam received by messenger. I had to deal with the SEIS before on Windows Live Messenger, so I’m not able to tell about the effectiveness of this new filter. We have to believe them on manufacturers word yet. Besides the mentioned functions, Windows Live Messenger 9 will allow the use of animated GIFs as avatar.