Other features include the ability to create a chat room automatically, stock price alerts, the ability to send messages to friends (even if they're not online when you are), a Quick Compact mode that hides the Messenger tools to maximize your viewing area, Messenger Themes, and voice chat, which allows you to talk for free to anybody else on the Internet. It also includes Launchcast Radio, Yahoo Games, and Yahoo Audibles. Using a Webcam, you can see who you're chatting with or view the Webcam of any Yahoo member who has granted you access.
Version 9.0 adds a redesigned interface, the ability to view Flickr photos and videos in the chat window, and friend importing from other e-mail and chatting networks. It also adds Yahoo Pingbox, which lets you chat with Web site owners in real time.