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Yahoo Gives Messenger a Facelift

     
7:10 pm on Dec 3, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo has long ignored Messenger, but it seems it's finally had an update.

We’re unveiling the next generation of the venerable Yahoo Messenger, which offers a vibrant new messaging experience, built from the ground up. The powerful new platform integrates the best of the Flickr, Tumblr and Xobni platforms – built to serve you, for years to come.

The new Yahoo Messenger was created with group messaging in mind from the start. We’ve made sharing, “unsending” and “liking” messages, photos and animated GIFs easy and insanely fast – unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

The new Yahoo Messenger is available globally today on iOS, Android, on the Web and in Yahoo Mail on the desktop. It has a few superpowers that we think you’ll love once you try them. Let’s jump into the details. Yahoo Gives Messenger a Facelift [yahoo.tumblr.com]
3:14 am on Dec 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Oh god, Yahoo Messenger... takes me back. I finally had to leave when half the time you couldn't tell if someone who added you was real or a scammer.
3:27 am on Dec 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Been years since I used it. Might take a look and see if there's any value (and no tracking/personalization embedded).
12:40 pm on Dec 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I read an article about it that praised it but also noted that it does the same thing other messengers do, with no breakout feature to set it apart. At least now you don't need a Yahoo ID to use it. That's good. It still has ties to Yahoo mail. Would have been good to somehow be able to interface with any email system you choose to use it with.