The web-based version of Yahoo Messenger is often described as the best alternative to the downloadable instant messaging client as it allows the users to communicate with friends and family without installing any software. Following the recent improvements included in the Windows version of YM, the Sunnyvale company is now working on the web-based technology and it seems that some new features might be rolled out soon. Sarah Bacon, Product Manager, explained that the webcam support was first introduced at the "Hack Day" conference held by the Sunnyvale company, but it might be released as a final technology. Basically, the webcam support for Yahoo Messenger for the Web would be based on a flash engine which would enable your browser application to show the images provided by the webcam device. Messenger is lighter on features that our full version, and webcam support is one of the most frequent feature requests we receive.
Posted in How-to , Software , Windows With the help of Yahoo! Messenger chat application users can also initiate video calls and can inform their contact so that they can request to view the web cam initiated by the user. This allows one-way traffic which in other words means that if a person has initiated webcam It is not necessary that other person should also have a web cam to start video chat.