Then, along comes a major product revamp -- about a year in the making.A Yahoo spokeswoman declined to comment on the reports.(To be fair, an informal poll at my office shows that Yahoo Messenger still has fervent users.) Now Yahoo is hoping the service can make a comeback.The Sunnyvale, California, company released a revamped version of the chat service's app on Thursday.Good to know - Yahoo Messenger syncs and matches your mobile contacts instantly, so you can find and chat with your friends even faster (assuming they use Yahoo Messenger).
Instead of a buddy list, the Yahoo Messenger window lists your recent conversations.
For Austin Shoemaker, senior director of product management for Yahoo Messenger, the hope is simply to get the app back on track.
"We already have a Yahoo Messenger in the market that we have not been maintaining actively for the last couple of years," Shoemaker said.
The revamp will let you "like" individual messages, as you can do on Facebook and Twitter.
The app also lets you rapidly find GIFs to add to messages. This isn't Yahoo's only attempt at getting messaging back on track.