Google Hangouts vs Yahoo Messenger


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Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is a live video chat app. It allows to share your screen, collaboratively draw on a whiteboard, edit Google Docs documents, create broadcasts for the unlimited number of viewers. Splitted into group chat app and videoconferencing app. Secure Google Hangouts alternatives are Signal and Telegram.
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Yahoo Messenger
Yahoo! Messenger is an instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories.
Comparing Google Hangouts vs Yahoo Messenger is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Yahoo Messenger has more user-friendly interface than Google Hangouts because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Google Hangouts is more popular than Yahoo Messenger

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Google Hangouts Meet provides new $1,999 hardware kit (in 2017)
- Google splits Hangouts into Chat and Meet (in 2017)
- Google acquired work chat Pie (in 2016)
- Yahoo Messenger becomes a mobile messenger (in 2015)
- Google Hangouts now allows to make videocalls to those who don't have Google account (in 2015)
- Chat for work Pie gets $1.2M (in 2015)
- Google Hangouts is available as a standalone Chrome app for Windows and Chromebooks (in 2014)
- Google Hangouts adds voice calls to mobile app (in 2014)
- Hangouts unlinked from Google+, becomes a part of Google Apps For Business (in 2014)
- Google Hangouts will no longer require a plugin for Chrome (in 2014)

Looks like Google Hangouts was recently more active than Yahoo Messenger (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Google Hangouts and Yahoo Messenger meet head to head:

2015 - Yahoo Messenger becomes a mobile messenger - a new advantage over Google Hangouts


Yahoo is now breathing new life into Yahoo Messenger with a set of new messaging apps. The older web-based Yahoo Messenger will continue to be supported for the next couple months but will eventually be retired, the company says. The new Yahoo Messenger app is similar to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other messaging apps. But it does have a few tricks of its own, including built-in GIF search (via Tumblr) and the ability to share large numbers of photos almost instantly, regardless of whether you're on Wi-Fi or a data connection (via Flickr.) You can also like individual messages within a thread or unsend a message you've sent at any time. In addition to the iOS and Android app, the new Yahoo Messenger also has a web app and will appear within Yahoo Mail on desktop, where it will function similarly to Google Hangouts within Gmail.

2014 - Pie - group collaboration chat with less noise. Yahoo Messenger is in panic


Pie, the group chat service, just received almost $1 million funding to take a slice of the enterprise collaboration market. Pie competes with services like Slack, Convo, Hipchat, Hall, and CoTap. So how does Pie plan standout from all the collaboration platforms out there? Co-founder Pieter Walraven says “We differentiate through a less noisy and more on-topic chat experience as well as by a more simple and playful design. Commonly used broad-topic chat rooms can often veer off-topic and are noisy”. Pie takes the noise out of work chat by allowing users to make mini-chatrooms for every item–including links, files, questions, and images–they want to discuss.