OK the headline may seem confusing, maybe a bit ambiguous. However, if your messenger account does not have the Yahoo! Messenger integration switched on, you will receive an alert saying how you can sign up for it when you sign into Windows Live Messenger. This probably means the messenger team are seeking a lot of testers for the integration, so it works smoothly and runs perfectly.

The alert comes up in a form of a large toast, hopefully to grab your attention. It leaves a message in your contact list reminding you that you have alerts waiting, just in case you missed the toast. Maybe we can expect updates to Windows Live Messenger to be dished out in the same way? I mean you can hardly miss the message.

The promotion is a good thing really, the more testers, the more chance of bugs being fixed etc. Yahoo! and Microsoft are competing against AOL and Google to come out with the best integration between their instant message clients. All companies are working really hard, but essentially one team will come out better than the other. Yahoo! and Microsoft seem to have won the battle, but who will win the war?

Sign up for the Yahoo! Messenger integration
View the toast popup


Tags:   Yahoo! Messenger  Integration    

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