Google Hangouts vs Yahoo Messenger
Last updated: June 08, 2018
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.
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.
Face to face in the news:
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.