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Yahoo! Messenger 3 adds voice, in beta

Scott McNulty

Our friends on the Yahoo! Messenger team dropped us a note alerting us to their newly released Yahoo! Messenger 3 Beta 3 for the Mac. What's the big news with this beta? As you might recall previous betas made Messenger a Universal Binary and added tabbed chats. New in this beta: voice calling.

That's right, you can now do the following with Yahoo! Messenger, just like our Windows running comrades:

  • Make free computer to computer calls
  • Sign up for a Phone Out account which will allow you to call regular phones with Yahoo! Messenger
  • Send free text messages to cell phones (though the receiver might get charged for the text)
  • Receive calls from phones on your Mac if you have a Phone In account (these accounts aren't free)
I gave the new features a whirl, so check out our gallery with screenshots of the new features, or head on over to the Yahoo! Messenger blog and watch their screencast.

Gallery: Yahoo! Messenger Beta 3 | 6 Photos

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