Yahoo Rolls Out Upgraded Version of its Messenger app for Desktops

July 30, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Yahoo’s first major move following its acquisition by Verizon is here. The company has launched a new upgraded version of its messenger app for desktop, which includes both Microsoft Windows, as well as Mac computers.

The update for desktop version now follows the launch of the Yahoo Messenger app for iOS and Android devices, which was released during December last year.

The latest update for the desktop version has been designed keeping in mind the necessity to improve instant media sharing, says the company.

The upgraded Messenger app will now let perform a host of new functions like unsending messages to recall messages that were sent accidentally, easier image sharing by new means such as drag and drop, etc. Messages that can be unsent also includes pictures and GIF files. However, the feature won’t be working with those users who use the older version of Messenger app.



Yahoo Messenger now also lets users to search for animated gifs that can be included in the messages. Users can also now like posts and images they find interesting with the new option that can be found within the chat window, like in Viber.

Yahoo is currently encouraging its users to upgrade to the new platform, as the company has mentioned that it won’t be providing the support for older Messenger version post August 5.

The updated features seem pretty interactive, but it still needs to be seen whether these would be enough for Yahoo to nab a strong foothold in a field that’s already crowded with apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat etc.

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