Meebo is one of the top Yahoo Messenger alternatives because it is accessible for everyone who wants to talk with his friends using a simple browser instance. In the recent period, the Meebo developers struggled to improve the solution in
order to make it a tough competitor for the desktop-based clients which currently offer almost the same functions as the main Yahoo Messenger software.
Today, Meebo receives one of the most useful updates ever because its users are now able to send a file to the other chatters connected to Yahoo Messenger by pressing a single button. If you didn't understand what's so impressive, think a little bit: you can send a file from your ID which is actually a browser instance, to a downloadable application, let's say Yahoo Messenger. Well, that should mean something...
But how can you do that? It's simple. Meebo provides a 'File Sharing' button which enables the consumers to send a file in a matter of seconds. Now, let me describe the procedure: first of all, you should know that Meebo hosts the file on Amazon S3. After the file is uploaded on the site, Meebo will automatically send the download link to your friend. If you're worried that somebody else might download your file, let me tell you that S3 hosts the file for only 4 hours before the deletion, as Matt from the Meebo team said on TechCrunch.
The bad thing about this update is that Meebo limits the uploads to 10 MB each while every user can send a maximum of 30 MB per month.
Well, it seems like Meebo becomes a powerful competitor for Yahoo Messenger and for the other alternatives out there. As you might remember, this latest update is somehow similar with a very old function implemented in Yahoo Messenger that automatically uploaded a file on the Yahoo servers every time the user was unable to receive it.