Yahoo, the tech giant which was one of the pioneers of instant messaging back in the starting days of the internet has evolved into a multi-billion enterprise. However, with the transition to mobile devices and with the advent of new applications, the number of active users declined. However, the position of the company hasn’t deteriorated over the period and many people still prefer Yahoo over other means of communication.
In order to cater to its users, Yahoo has devised a new and revamped Yahoo Messenger application. The application which landed on mobile devices back in December of 2015 will now be available for the two major operating systems that are Windows and Mac.
Yahoo has been having a busy week primarily due to the acquisition of the search engine giant by Verizon. Later on, the internet pioneer released its upgraded messenger application for the desktop operating systems on Wednesday. The desktop version of the application made it to mobile devices last year and comes bundled with a plethora of features which are aimed at streamlining the sharing and interaction experiences while using the application. Yahoo’s upgraded application includes new features, the most prominent of which is the ability to unsend your messages when you tap the send button a bit hastily. Other prominent features include drag and drop image sharing capability and the ability to include animated .gifs in your messages (you can search for animations).
In case, you are one of the old users of Yahoo, who are still using the old desktop application, then it is definitely high time for you to upgrade as the legacy service will be discontinued from August 5, 2016.
The messaging market which was once dominated by Yahoo has slowly slipped away over the years. Low-cost texting and instant messaging applications easily available on smartphones are to be attributed for this downfall. Perhaps, Yahoo was too slow to transition to mobile devices and users opted for the easily available applications like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Snapchat. The downfall of Yahoo resulted in the skyrocketing of these internet companies which started off through mobile phones.