Your Guide to Yahoo's Latest Messenger

Yahoo's Messenger allows you to send hundreds of photos; 'unsend' messages

Yahoo! released an updated messaging app in Dec 2015. Getty Images/Lisa Werner

Yahoo!'s newest messenger has some cool features.

Yahoo! Messenger relaunched as a new product in December 2015. The new platform contains many features designed to make group chat easier. Additionally, Yahoo! has introduced some very unique features and has ramped up the photo sharing capability by introducing new technology that is meant to allow you to “send hundreds of pictures at a time, quickly.

" Another interesting and unique feature in Yahoo! Messenger is the ability to “unsend” a message. You now have the option to recall a message easily if you sent something in error, or want to take back what you said.

The new Yahoo! Messenger is available for iOS devices 8.0+, Google Android devices 4.1+, on a desktop and within Yahoo! email.

Here’s how to get started with the new Yahoo! Messenger.

  1. To download the Yahoo! Messenger app on a mobile device, visit this page and select either the Apple App Store or Google play to download. If you're interested in using the web version, visit this page to download it. Follow the prompts to download and install the application.
  2. Open the app on your desktop or mobile device.
  3.  If you've signed up with Yahoo! Messenger before, enter your username. If you haven't you'll need to enter a Yahoo! email address. If you don't have a Yahoo! email address, you can get one here
  1.  Once you log in, you’ll be able to invite friends, draft messages and create groups. You can upload photos to be included with your message by clicking the icon with the mountains on it, or, on mobile, you can select a GIF from a catalog provided by Yahoo! by clicking the GIF button, or take a new photo for your message by clicking on the camera button.
  1. If you want to recall a message that you've sent, open the message and click the trash can icon to the left of it (on the desktop) or underneath it (on mobile).
  2. You can also use the new Yahoo! Messenger within Yahoo! Email. Simply log in to your account and click on the purple face in the row of icons on the top right side of the page. Select a friend or click on the pen icon to get started.

Your friends may already by on Yahoo! Messenger.

Yahoo! Messenger first launched in 1998, making it one of the oldest messaging products on the market. While other messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, and WhatsApp are significantly more popular, Yahoo! Messenger has an advantage in that many of your friends may already be using it since its been around for so long. Happy chatting! 

Updated by Christina Michelle Bailey 5/30/16