I mentioned about this feature being missed out when WLM came out of beta in a previous blog entry, and well, it’s now available. I’ve been messaging with a friend who’s on Yahoo! Messenger and it has been working rather flawlessly. Offline messaging between the 2 networks seem to work fine as well.
Those using YM will have to be using the latest beta version for this to work though. Do also note that M$ still terms this functionality as a beta, so you would have to accept an agreement before you are able to start using this feature.
Info for WLM here.
How do I start sending messages to friends who use Yahoo! Messenger with Voice?
Once you sign up, you can add Yahoo! Messenger contacts to your contact list in the usual way. Under â€œContacts,â€ click â€œAdd a contactâ€ and enter your friendâ€™s Yahoo! e-mail address. Thatâ€™s it!Does this work with all my Yahoo! contacts?
Yes. As long as your friends have the beta version of Yahoo! Messenger with Voice, youâ€™re set. When you add them to your contact list, theyâ€™ll get all the information they need to gear up and connect with you.
For YM users, here.