06 April 2021
Yahoo decided to shut down its veteran and iconic instant messaging app Yahoo Messenger earlier this year and now, it is back with a new chat app with features and appearance matching modern demands. This new app is called Yahoo Together which is basically a new name for the Yahoo Squirrel app it was beta testing for the past few months.
Yahoo Together is an instant messenger app with an emphasis on making it easier to handle group conversations. It lets users create specific groups based on topics so that they can stay updated about things they actually care about. It is expected to save them from the hassle of going through a complete group conversation looking for the topics of interest. These groups will be easily accessible via the left sidebar where a user will be able to see a list of them. And if a user is interested only a few of the topics, he can choose to mute the rest of them.
The app offers secret chat functionality so that users can have a private conversation which will be kept secret from all other group members. This can come in handy in situations like when you might have to plan a surprise party for any of your family members or friends. And if there is something in the conversation for which you would like to be reminded later, you can set up Smart Reminders. These reminders can be set for yourself as well as for any or all of the other group members. This is a good way to ensure that no one forgets and starts offering excuses. Other features of the app include the ability to share files which will be visible and accessible to all group members.
The Yahoo Together app is currently available only for select regions. If it is available for your region, you can start using the app via your existing Yahoo account. If you want to invite someone who does not have a Yahoo account, the app offers an invite code which is then used for creating a new account.
It goes without saying that Yahoo is entering a pretty competitive industry with the Together app, especially when we already have group chat apps like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Discord. If you are interested in trying out this new app, you can do so using the links given below.
- Yahoo Together | Android | Google Play Store, Free
- Yahoo Together | iOS | iTunes App Store, Free