"This gets us back in touch with the market." There's good reason for that.Messaging has been a battleground for Silicon Valley companies in recent years.For Austin Shoemaker, senior director of product management for Yahoo Messenger, the hope is simply to get the app back on track.
Another recently added feature is customized avatars.
Yahoo Messenger also allows users to access Yahoo Chat Rooms.
Then, along comes a major product revamp -- about a year in the making.
A Yahoo spokeswoman declined to comment on the reports.
You may know Snapchat, Whats App and Google's Gchat. It's the venerable chat service from the bygone era of buddy lists and screen names, much like AOL's Instant Messenger.