Back in December Yahoo released a public preview version of its instant messenger program designed purely for Windows Vista, and a beta arrived in March. But now the company has announced it’s discontinued development of the program.
Yahoo’s Terrell Karlsten told CNET:
Yahoo has made the strategic decision to discontinue external releases of the stand-alone Yahoo Messenger for Vista client and focus on delivering one Windows experience that is optimized for Windows users today."
Those who’ve already downloaded the program will still be able to use it. For everyone else, Karlsten said:
"Moving forward, we encourage Vista users to download our full-featured Yahoo Messenger 9.0 client, which is compatible with XP and Vista."