Trilulilu.ro Aftermath: Yahoo! Messenger 9 Adds Support for Several Other Sites
Article by George Norman
On 05 Aug 2009
When Yahoo! Messenger 9 was released, one of the cool new features it brought to the table was its inline player. This meant that you could select the link to a video hosting site, paste it into the IM window and send it to any contact in your list. That contact would then be able to watch the video right within the Yahoo! Messenger window – no need to launch a web browser, which is kind of cool.

At the time Yahoo! Messenger provided support for just one site: YouTube. You could only see YouTube videos directly in the IM window. Then, in the middle of July, the Yahoo! Messenger team decided to add support for one more site, mainly Trilulilu.ro, a video, image and audio sharing website that was launched back in 2007 in Romania.

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At the time Senior Product Manager posed an interesting question to all Yahoo! Messenger users out there: “Any other video sites you would like to see supported in the inline media player?” And I speculated that if she went ahead and asked the question, then the team behind the popular IM client is ready to add support for more sites in the future.

That future is now, as the same Sarah Bacon has announced that apart from YouTube and Trilulilu, Yahoo! Messenger 9 now provides support for a handful of other sites. “You all liked the addition of support for videos from trilulilu.ro so much that we decided to add more,” said Bacon. “Based on your suggestions in the comments of that earlier post, we added support for the following video and photo sites to the inline media player in Yahoo! Messenger 9.0: 5min.com, collegehumor.com, facebook.com (public videos only), funnyordie.com, hulu.com, en.netlog.com, qik.com, thewb.com, twitpic.com, viddler.com, vimeo.com.”

Guess Carol Bartz was not kidding when she said that letting Microsoft power Yahoo! Search for a decade would mean the company has time to focus on making its other offerings better.



Tags: Yahoo!, Yahoo! Messenger 9, Trilulilu, Inline Player
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