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Yahoo Messenger 10 alpha has been spotted in the wild for a few months and now, Yahoo! finally decided to release the Beta version for public use.

With this new release of Yahoo! Messenger, the biggest news is the debut of truly high quality video calling. Using your Web cam, you can now have full-screen, face-to-face video conversations with crystal clear audio for free from right within your Yahoo! Messenger window. Messenger is also more getting social as we roll out new features to help you stay in closer contact with friends and family. A new “Updates” tab gives you a quick glimpse of what your contacts are up to – including status updates, Flickr uploads, Yahoo! Buzz stories, Tweets and more. Another interesting Yahoo! Messenger 10 feature is that you are now able to change the language to something other than english:

yahoo messenger 10 non-english

Here is a video with what's new in Yahoo Messenger 10 Beta:

Download Yahoo Messenger 10 Beta | You may also want to patch Yahoo Messenger 10 Beta for using multiple instances (multi-messenger).

In other news, Yahoo also increases in Yahoo Mail's attachment size limits from 10 to 25MB. And finally, certain Yahoo searchers will get results that all for both filtering by topic/subject, and contextual follow-ups when you search one term after another. As Yahoo explains it, if you search for "cat" and then "jaguar," its engine should know that, based on the "cat" search, your "jaguar" is much more likely a creature than a luxury vehicle.