Yahoo is revamping its venerable chat service, which was released all the way back in , to try to compete with the likes of newbies Snapchat and Facebook-owned WhatsApp. But do you remember Yahoo Messenger? It's the venerable chat service from the bygone era of buddy lists and screen names, much like AOL's Instant Messenger. Introduced in , Yahoo's service has languished in recent years as new chat apps have drawn buzz. To be fair, an informal poll at my office shows that Yahoo Messenger still has fervent users.
First AIM , then Yahoo. Granted, AIM Chat was still fairly robust, and meeting people was a possibility in those chat rooms. Yahoo, meanwhile, was plagued with problems, including spambots to the last remaining real-life users kicking people from rooms with booters. Here's the good news. Armed with an updated feature set and an array of new options, the new Yahoo Messenger launched in December Some of the features of the platform are:.
To fill out this checklist, please add the following code to the template call:. I agree. There is absolutely nothing about the removal of the ability for Yahoo Users to create custom rooms. Certainly a major event, knocked out virtually all of Yahoo's dedicated roleplaying community. I'd suggest tying it into the abandon-ware Yahoo Messenger for non-windows users but I don't want to make it seem shrill.
In the early days of online chat rooms , some of them could be difficult to navigate at first. But, with just a little guidance, Yahoo Chat was both easy and fun to use. The information in this article shows how Yahoo's chat rooms used to work.