When is the last time you heard of Yahoo Messenger? Probably in a long time and for some people this is news but it was one of those early chatting platforms. It was launched way back in 1998 where it offered instant messaging services.
17 years later, it has been given a major overhaul by the Internet giant where they decided to integrate the chatting service with some of their current assets. Here are the new changes:
Yahoo insists that the new Yahoo Messenger was made with group messaging in mind. Also it is possible for anyone in a group to add another person, change the name of the group or the group photo just like what we have on Telegram.
You can unsend a message
This is important for those cases you make a mistake like sending a message to the wrong person. On Yahoo Messenger, you can un-send any message that contains even a photo or GIF and it will disappear on your side and the other party too.
GIFs are the staple on Tumblr and since Yahoo owns it, you will be able to access the GIF library that is contained in the Tumblr community on Yahoo Messenger.
Photo integration inspired by Flickr
Flickr, the dedicated photo sharing application acquired by Yahoo 10 years ago was the inspiration to Yahoo Messenger’s new photo sharing platform. Yahoo says you can send “hundreds of photos at a time” and just like Flickr, you can download them in the original quality
Smart contact management
Yahoo Messenger relies on a smart contacts system that is able to understand the relationship between the contacts so that it is easy for you to add people in a group.
Will the new update make you sign up for Yahoo Messenger?