Yahoo Messenger is well known by the people who were using the internet 10-15 years ago. This messaging application is not as popular as it used to be, but it seems that the developers are trying to “revive” it.
The new Yahoo Messenger application is trying to focus on the new mobile messaging. However, it needs to compete with other applications that are currently very popular such as WeChat, WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram and more.
The new Yahoo Messenger is now available for Android, iOS and it will most likely be released for Windows as well. The application also comes with some old features such as group chat, but at the same time, some features have been removed, such as the status and availability notice.
The new Yahoo Messenger allows you to shoot photos with your camera, select photos from your phone’s gallery and even compressed them while sending them to your friends on Yahoo Messenger. This way, it helps you to save a lot of mobile data for you and for the one who’s receiving them. However, this is reducing the overall photo quality, but it is good to know that you can also send the original high resolution picture of the photo, if you can afford it.
This application also allows you to remove the sent messages, which means that you will be able to delete a message that you’ve sent and it will be removed from the Yahoo servers, but also from the contact’s phone. With other words, if they haven’t got the chance to read the message you’ve sent, it will be deleted and they will not even notice it.
On Yahoo Messenger, you can also “Like” messages and photos by tapping and holding the message/photo and selecting “Like” from the slideout. This application also features animated GIFs that you can insert into the chats.
Do you think that Yahoo Messenger can compete with other popular messaging applications such as WhatsApp or Viber?