Yahoo adds VoIP to IM

The beta version of the enhanced Yahoo Messenger instant messaging (IM) software includes VoIP services. The company says PC users can now talk with other Yahoo IM users anywhere in the world for free. The new persistent VoIP connection replaces the service's older push-to-talk voice chat. Voice mail messages can be left for people who aren't online. For a fee, users can dial out to a phone number from within Yahoo Messenger using a third-party service provided by Net2Phone. The updated software also provides online radio listening, photo sharing, and several other new offerings.

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