Yahoo Messenger is back — as a messaging app
Reminisce Yahoo Messenger, the company’s instant messaging client that was popular in the late ’90s and early 2000s?
Yahoo is now breathing fresh life into Yahoo Messenger with a set of fresh messaging apps. The older web-based Yahoo Messenger will proceed to be supported for the next duo months but will eventually be retired, the company says.
On the surface, the fresh Yahoo Messenger app is similar to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other messaging apps: Log in with your phone number (or your Yahoo Mail account, if you have one) and the app scans your contacts for people you know who also use the app. (If you used the legacy version of Yahoo Messenger or have a connected Yahoo Mail account, your contacts from those services will also emerge.)
But the revamped Yahoo Messenger does have a few tricks of its own, including built-in GIF search (via Tumblr) and the capability to share large numbers of photos almost instantly, regardless of whether you’re on Wi-Fi or a data connection (via Flickr.) You can also like individual messages within a thread or unsend a message you’ve sent at any time.
In addition to the iOS and Android app, the fresh Yahoo Messenger also has a web app and will show up within Yahoo Mail on desktop, where it will function similarly to Google Hangouts within Gmail.
Austin Shoemaker, senior director of product management for Yahoo Messenger, told Mashable the company has plans to add a lot more features in future updates, including incorporating Messenger into more Yahoo services.
“We built this not just as a single app but as a platform that permits messaging to be integrated with other products in Yahoo. There are a lot of other Yahoo properties that could benefit from adding a lightweight communication layer,” he said, however he declined to name specifics.
This is Yahoo’s 2nd standalone messaging app this year and comes on the high-heeled slippers of a redesigned Yahoo Mail app. Yahoo previously released Livetext, a Snapchat-like app that combines ephemeral messages and live movie.
The update also marks the end of an era, of sorts, for Yahoo’s legacy instant messaging service, which was very first released in 1998. The older version of Yahoo Messenger will proceed in its current form for at least a duo months but will eventually be substituted fully by the fresh service. (Microsoft officially killed the last remnants of MSN Messenger, another once-popular instant messaging service, last year as well.)
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