Yahoo Messenger Revamped, New Features Added

American multinational technology company, Yahoo has just released a completely revamped version of its messaging platform, focused on mobile, group messaging and image sharing.

The Sunnyvale California based company via a Blogpost signed by its Senior Vice-President for Product and Engineering, Jeff Bonforte, said the new Messenger is designed to make sharing of images much easy.


The news comes as Yahoo’s board held a three day meeting largely focused on whether or not the company should sell its core internet business, to include Yahoo Mail, its news and its sports site.

Bonforte said: “We’ve made sharing, ‘unsending,’ and ‘liking’ messages, photos, and animated GIFs easy and insanely fast, unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

“You can literally send hundreds of photos at a time and they appear to everyone in the conversation almost instantly.”

The new Messenger also gives you access to a “virtually unlimited and ever-growing library of GIFs,” He added.

The new features, which draws integration from Flickr, Tumblr and Xobni platforms, include faster photo processing, un-sending pictures or messages and liking them, smart contacts and faster delivery of messages sent.


But it’s not just that, the app also lets you shoot something with your phone or pick photos already in your camera roll. Just like competitors, Yahoo Messenger compresses the photos to reduce load times for everyone.

Also, unlike its competitors, Yahoo Messenger also lets you download original full size photos if you want to save them in your camera roll.

This is the first complete remake of Yahoo Messenger since it was introduced 17 years ago and its smartphone lifestyle have led to a booming trend of firing off digital missives or photos at nearly any opportunity.

The new Messenger is available on the Web, in Yahoo’s email service, on Apple iPhones and on smartphones powered by Google’s Android mobile software.


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