Yahoo has announced the release of Yahoo Messenger Beta for Vista. This new version has Voice and SMS features added. You can now make free PC-to-PC calls to other Yahoo! Messenger friends, or if you have a Phone Out account, make low-cost calls to landlines and mobile phones for as low as 1¢ a minute. Another feature added is the support for free text messaging to mobile phones (SMS). Just enter a friend’s mobile phone number, type a message and click Send. Your friend will receive your message on their mobile phone and when they reply back, it comes to you in Yahoo! Messenger for Vista.
Yahoo Messenger for Vista also feature Email alerts, by clicking on the alert you can directly go to read the mail. This feature can also be disabled in the preferences.
Apart from these features, the messenger has a new interface for Vista with skin chooser, tabbed Conversations and Customizable Contact List.