Yahoo Messenger Gets An Update

    January 12, 2009
    Chris Crum

Yahoo has released an update of its Messenger version 9.0. The new version, as highlighted on the Yahoo Messenger Blog, includes:

 – Various bug fixes to address sign-in issues that some users were experiencing. And another fix for a Windows Vista crash that occurred due to a conflict between 9.0 and IOLO anti0virus software.

– A new location for the typing notification message. When you’re in an IM conversation, you’ll notice that the “XXXX is typing a message” notification now appears inline with the conversation up above (rather than at the bottom of the IM window).

– A new version of the offline message window. You’ll now find a distinction between offline messages from friends on your list and those that aren’t, as well as easier spam reporting.

Interestingly enough, the update comes with some bugs of its own that Yahoo is aware of, Product Manager Sarah Bacon explains. Some users are having some installation problems. Bacon promises that the team is working hard to fix this.