It looks like everyone is riding behind Facebook and trying to integrate as much of Facebook as they can into their applications. Yahoo just released their beta version of Yahoo Messenger 11.This version has tried to integrate features into itself like Facebook chat integration, games like Farm Villie, Mafia wars etc.
Play socially â€“ Play some of the most popular social games with your friends, starting with offerings from Zynga, Elex, and OMGPOP. Games include:
o Fishville and Mafia Wars from Zynga â€“ Coming soon
o Balloono, Pool, Draw My Thing from OMGPOP
o Happy Harvest & Happy Manor from Elex
Get your friends involved â€“ Share your game activities and play-status so that friends can join your game and you can join theirs.
Keep up with friends wherever they are â€“ View, comment on and like updates from Yahoo! Pulse, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and more, all from one place, right within Yahoo! Messenger.
Post one status to multiple social networks â€“ Share your Messenger status simultaneously on Yahoo! Pulse, Facebook, and Twitter.
Chat with Facebook friends â€“ In addition to your friends on Windows Live, you can now IM your Facebook friends right within Yahoo! Messenger.
As I said before, the two major feature addition /changes in this are integration of Facebook chat into Yahoo IM and making your History of conversations online.
Putting chat/IM history online is quite a risky stuff as most of us use IM for personal chat and hence it raises few privacy concerns. I bet most of us would like to put our Chat/IM history offline only. Perhaps this is what happens, when Facebook comes into picture. Most of us do remember how Facebook keeps changing privacy settings on its own.
We would love to hear some feedback from everyone who use Yahoo messenger on these new features.