Yahoo! Messenger 11 Beta Now Connects Facebook Friends Via SMS Chat!

Yahoo! Messenger 11 Beta

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As the days passes by, Technology is reaching every corner of the world with some amazing features. There was a time when people used to send mails to have a conversation. Then comes Instant Messengers to make it real-time conversation.

But the conversation was only within provider network. Even that got improved by introduction Open ID’s which allowed people to have a single id and use the web more extensively.

We must say Yahoo! is one among the strong player to Skype in connecting social media site Facebook with its Yahoo users.

If you all remember, Yahoo! has added a free SMS feature in it’s mobile version of Yahoo! Messenger 11 beta last year. This was a great feature which helped Yahoo! users to keep in touch with offline friends.

Yahoo! then integrated Facebook in mobile messenger and made a big move to keep its fight against Google which is secretly preparing Facebook rival(RUMORS). This even helped Facebook indirectly to be a strong contender in social networks war.

Here comes one more big feature in Yahoo! mobile messenger. Now users of Yahoo! mobile messengers can have a SMS conversation with Facebook online friends.

yahoo messenger 11 beta facebook connect via sms chat

Yahoo’s Technical person Nitu Choudary wrote,

What’s cooler is that you can also chat with your Facebook friends when you are mobile. For users who are already using the latest Yahoo! Messenger Beta on your PC, you can continue chatting with Facebook friends once you log out of your desktop client. You can send and receive messages from your Facebook friends in real-time via SMS.

Now when you log out of your desktop Messenger, you will be automatically logged into your mobile device. Any messages sent by your Facebook friends will be forwarded to your mobile device and appear in your phone’s SMS inbox.Reply to the SMS message, and your message will be sent back to your Facebook friends. It’s that simple.

This added flexibility means that you can always connect with your Facebook friends, even if you don’t have an internet connection or your phone is not smart.

Prerequisites for using the SMS chat feature are

  1. Download the lastest Yahoo! Messenger Beta for PC
  2. Link your Facebook account
  3. Register your mobile device

Yahoo! messenger 11 beta now has an features like Facebook integration, enabling you to chat with Facebook friends, but also the possibility to publish status updates on Facebook, Twitter and, of course, Yahoo.

Hope you all liked the latest update by Yahoo! Please share your thoughts through comments :) Cheers! ;)

Vinay Gowda

Working in IT industry from past couple of years. Avid blogger, crazy about mobiles especially about Android powered devices! Tech is all you get out of me! Blogs at LetzWrite

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  • Gustavo

    I think this is a good move by Yahoo in order to gain more users to download their messenger.

    I wonder if msn or any other messengers will follow them?

    • Vinay Gowda

      Yeah its very good move by Yahoo! Bonding between Yahoo! and Facebook is growing stronger day by day.

      Do you think other messengers can give a fight to Yahoo! messenger on this feature buddy??

  • AtulPerx

    Facebook is one of the popular site and yahoo is trying its best to catch audience .

    • Vinay Gowda

      Yahoo! is surely catching audience by adding more and more advantages to Facebook + users!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts buddy :)

  • Rakesh Kumar

    Well Yahoo has taken the right step. Now both Facebook and Yahoo users can be meet at one place.

    • Vinay Gowda

      It's like a link exchange by Yahoo! and Facebook :) Here they are sharing their users :)

  • Rajesh Chaukwale

    So, finally, Yahoo is working hard to get more and more users back. Facebook integration will help yahoo for sure. Nice information friend.

    • Vinay Gowda

      You are right on target bro :) That is all Yahoo! needs at this point of time.

  • barn

    Great! I just downloaded yahoo messenger just coz of the facebook integration :) its a good strategy by Yahoo

    • Vinay Gowda

      Hope you are having great time with Yahoo! ;)

      Can you please share your thoughts on Yahoo! messenger buddy?

  • charlene @ online sa

    Wow that’s great! I’m excited to make use of that. For a long time, it’s quite not easy for me to chat using Yahoo! because most of my friends are utilizing Facebook. With this move of Yahoo! I’ll get better communication with them and save more time. I will share this news to my friends.