Yahoo today introduced a new Yahoo Messenger for mobile, the Web and in Yahoo Mail on the desktop. Yahoo Messenger allows users to share, unsend and like messages, photos and animated GIFs. It also understands the relationship between contacts so adding people to group conversations is simple. Powered by Flickr's photo platform, the messenger can be used to instantly send photos using an upload tool. The photos you share are displayed in a photo drawer that scrolls horizontally, so they can be viewed in the context of the conversation, without interrupting the flow of the conversation.
In a Yahoo Messenger conversation, it's easy to search and find the perfect GIF to send. Powered by Tumblr, 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.
With the unsend feature, you can remove a previously sent message, photo or GIF from a conversation - not only from your view, but everyone else's too.
Last but not least, in the new Yahoo Messenger you can "like" a photo, message or GIF with a tap.
Yahoo Messenger desktop users (on the Web or in Yahoo Mail on the desktop) are also offered Account Key, which uses push notifications to provide fast access to your account from the Yahoo Messenger mobile app. It frees you from memorizing passwords, and makes signing-in as easy as tapping a button.
The next generation of Yahoo messaging! Yahoo Messenger is available globally today in the Apple App Store and Google Play as well as on the Web. Yahoo Messenger in Yahoo Mail on the desktop is rolling out globally starting today. The apps are English only but will be available in local languages soon.
Yahoo's new application enters a crowded field that’s led by the likes of Snapchat and Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp, all ranked among the top 25 free apps in the U.S. for Apple's devices, according to AppAnnie.