Yahoo has tweaked its Messenger service in Yahoo Mail to load more faster and easier to use than before. Messenger got new status icons and messages and chat window (similar to Gmail chat) these can be customized to your liking.  Don’t you think Gmail is offering these since ages, better late than never I’ll say.

Here is what Yahoo said in its Mail blog “Speed is paramount – especially in IM conversations. That’s why we’ve re-architected Messenger in Mail so it’s nearly 50% faster than before.” You can able to see all your online or offline Messenger contacts by clicking on arrow button next to Messenger.

“Just like our new Yahoo! Mail experience, we’ve streamlined the interface to make it cleaner and easier to use.”

Yahoo Messenger in Mail is customizable

Similar to Gmail chat you can set your status message as available or busy or invisible or an option to set custom message is also available. Yahoo remembers last five custom messages you’ve set and lets you switch between them. Chat window is also customizable you can move or resize or minimize it whenever you want.

What do you think of these improvements to Messenger in Mail? Share with us in comments.