Yahoo Messenger rebuilt with eye to the future
Yahoo Messenger rebuilt with eye to the future

New Yahoo Messenger also lets people "mute" conversations to be spared from being bothered by notifications when they would rather focus their attention elsewhere.

Now, “unsend” messages and pictures on new Yahoo Messenger
Now, “unsend” messages and pictures on new Yahoo Messenger

It is the first complete remake of Yahoo Messenger since it was introduced 17 years ago and comes as smartphone lifestyles have led to a booming trend of firing off digital missives or photos at nearly any opportunity.

Yahoo launches 'silent' video texting app
Yahoo launches 'silent' video texting app

The next version of Yahoo Messenger app has been launched in the form of a unique video chat facility that promises to make you "feel like your friends are right there with you".

Yahoo admits taking additional security measures to encrypt data

Yahoo has reportedly revealed that it has taken additional security measures in order to protect the data it handles and is also planning to encrypt additional services like Yahoo Messenger.