Express Yourself with New Yahoo! Messenger Audibles
Article by George Norman
On 30 Oct 2008
Yahoo Messenger has recently updated its rather popular software (reaching version 9.0.0.2018) and has even added a few new audibles. There are three new audible categories: Emoticats, Halloween and Vote. If you are a Yahoo! Messenger fan and you use audibles on a day to day basis, then this is probably not news to you – but still, it is a cool feature that deserves mentioning.

The Halloween audibles are not exactly a new feature to Yahoo! Messenger 9, or any other version of this software. This set of audibles is brought out every year, and is a means to celebrate the upcoming ghoulish festivities. There are three things that I like about these audibles: some are very festive (and by that I mean spooky), some will allow me to virtually egg the YM windows, and some are downright annoying (which is a good thing). Here is what I mean: when you want to talk to someone but that person is not answering your buzzes, try sending a couple of Halloween screams. I don’t think anyone can stand having a loud squeal coming out of their speakers for very long.

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The upcoming US presidential elections have also found an audible-simile. Yahoo! Messenger now features 6 “Get Out and Vote” audibles which send a very clear message: take an interest in the political events that take place in the United States. The images associated with these audibles depict some of the most famous American icons: the Statue of Liberty, Honest Abe, Uncle Sam and the US flag. My favorite is the Statue of Liberty, but I am not going to let you in on the message she relays; you’re just going to have to find out for yourself.

Last but not least, the cute and cuddly Emoticats IMVironments have gotten their very own audibles. There are 8 audibles to play with, most of them displaying, drum rolls please, emotions (sad, worried, happy, etc).

If this has caught your eye and you would like to download Yahoo! Messenger 9, please click here.



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