Yahoo! has introduced a new Yahoo Messenger for mobile, the Web and in Yahoo Mail on the desktop. Yahoo Messenger makes sharing, and liking messages, pictures and animated GIFs easy.
“We’re excited to introduce the next generation of Yahoo Messenger. It has long been
one of our core products but it was time to redesign the product from the ground up and
reinvest in one of the most important products in our history as a company,” said Jeff
Bonforte, Senior VP of communication products and engineering at Yahoo.
“The messaging space has grown dramatically, yet people ultimately want a fast and easy
way to communicate with each other. The new Yahoo Messenger was designed first and
foremost to meet those needs. This is just the beginning of what’s to come.”
Powered by Yahoo's Flickr photo platform, the app allows multiple high-resolution photos to be viewed without interrupting
the flow of the conversation.
In recognition that GIFs are a standard component of conversations today, there is a GIF button in the message box that opens a GIF search
and also displays a collection of the top trending GIFs on Tumblr.
'Like' a photo, message or GIF with a tap,
and 'unsend' to remove messages, photos
or GIFs from a conversation. Emojis are supported via the standard keyboard.
Yahoo Messenger desktop users (on the Web or in Yahoo Mail on the desktop) can also
enjoy Account Key, which uses push notifications to provide fast and secure access to
your account from the Yahoo Messenger mobile app. The feature takes care of passwords for the user, and makes signing-in as easy as tapping a button.
There is also an offline/low connectivity mode, which only posts content shared by the user only when the user is online.
is available globally today in the Apple App Store and Google Play as well as on the Web. Download the app on iOS and Android
Yahoo Messenger in Yahoo Mail on the desktop is rolling out globally starting today.
apps are English only but will also be available in local languages soon.
*Pictures from Yahoo