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With the new Yahoo Messenger App, more style is the adjective that best defines what Yahoo has been trying to achieve lately. The company has recently unveiled their new iOS and Android messaging app, but rumor has it, this might be just too little, too late.
Yahoo Messenger was the best messaging app there was when it first made an entry on the market back in 1998. Sure, there weren’t many other messaging apps to compete with, but users didn’t seem to care much as long as they could chat with their friends.
Now there are many other options available and what’s more interesting the iOS and Android-based apps have worked to make all these programs even more attractive. All while Yahoo Messenger sat silently in the dark corner of the room without giving sign of its presence.
Now that years have gone by and users have tons of smartphone messaging apps like WeChat, WhatsApp, and Viber, Yahoo thought it would be a good idea if they tried to revamp their messaging app making it more attractive to smartphone users. The idea would seem more than brilliant to many of us, if only Yahoo Messenger came up with truly useful features.
According to the company’s declaration, there won’t be much innovation out there left for us to see, except for a few photo sharing and group conference features. Reps have further explained that the app will be integrated with Flickr for a faster photo sharing experience. Thus, it may be safely assumed that the new Yahoo Messenger will be a sort of messaging Facebook, which by the way, works pretty well and is very popular among users.
Various chat groups can be created using the new Yahoo Messenger app including one-on-one groups, the company has further added. The company hopes the revamped app for iOS and Android smartphones will capture users’ attention and hopefully, get more than tens of millions of users. Currently, WhatsApp has 700 million users, whereas Facebook Messenger exceeded the 600 million threshold several months ago.
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