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Yahoo Messenger revamped to focus on speed and Tumblr GIFs — too little, too late?

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    How many messaging apps do you have on your phone? Go on, take a look. We’ll wait…

    Chances are, you might have Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, and/or Viber, four of the most popular messaging apps currently on the market. But Yahoo wants to become a bigger player in this space, so the company has launched the next evolution of its Messaging app, designed to make the overall experience faster and more “modern.”

    Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo’s senior vice president of communication products and engineering, said that users are looking for services that are quick and easy to use to connect with their friends, families, and colleagues. And while this latest iteration lacks the bells and whistles it might have needed to differentiate itself from the current popular apps, behind-the-scenes improvements in Yahoo Messenger may at least give it a chance of stacking up against those at the grown-up table.

    Read more Yahoo Messenger revamped to focus on speed and Tumblr GIFs -- too little, too late? | VentureBeat | Apps | by Ken Yeung
     
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