Yahoo Messenger reminds you it's still around with its revamped app

Yahoo Messenger was a trailblazer in the early days of the Internet for text chat with others, and now Yahoo wants to bring back its former audience with an all new version of Messenger. It adds a number of new features, including some that might seem familiar for people who use apps like Snapchat or Skype.

One feature allows users to "unsend" any text message, photo or GIF file, along with the ability to "like" any message as well. Speaking of GIF files, they are indeed supported in the new Yahoo Messenger:

Now you can search and find the perfect GIF in the new Yahoo Messenger app. Get instant access to a virtually unlimited and ever-growing library of GIFs pulled from the Tumblr community, where tomorrow's most popular GIFs are born each day.

The new version also allows users to send hundreds of photos to their friends and family at the same time. Yahoo adds:

Not only is the quality of the photos amazing when viewing on Yahoo Messenger, but you can download the original in full quality. And you don't need to worry about limited photo storage, because the app loads images just as (actually, just before) you need them. It's like magic.

Yahoo Messenger also has a new "smart" contacts system that the company says will understand the relationships between the user and his or her contacts. Yahoo also says the app is much faster in previous versions, and if the app goes offline, it will store any unsent messages or photos and automatically send them out when the app goes online again.

You can download the new version of Yahoo Messenger from the Google Play Store, but be aware that the app is only compatible with many Android devices at the moment.

Source: Yahoo (Tumblr)

John Callaham