Yahoo Launches New Social Network-like Messenger

Yahoo Inc. launched a new version of its traditional Messenger app on Thursday that integrates features from Flickr and Tumblr. Designed for group chats, the app lets users send hundreds of photos at once, which are stored in the cloud as opposed to on any one person's phone, though images can also be downloaded to mobile devices in full quality. The app also has social network-like features, letting people "unsend" messages, photos or GIFs, as well as "like" and comment on posts and pictures. The re-launch of Yahoo Messengers comes four months after Yahoo launched Livetext, a silent video-based chat app.

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