Yahoo Introduced Live Video Sharing Feature Like Facebook
Months after Facebook launched Live Feature, Yahoo! Inc. too introduced the similar kind of Feature on Monday. This feature will enable Yahoo! Messenger chat service users to share videos both one to one and one to many.
Experts say that this is an attempt of Yahoo! Inc. to stand out of the competition of Facebook and Google who have already introduced these features.
“Yahoo is feeling pressure because it has lost ground after Facebook and Google introduced a variety of new features for users. One of those features was Facebook Live feature,” Said Andrew Barr, who works as a Software engineer in the USA.
Yahoo! Inc. Live feature has come two months after Verizon Communications Inc. Acquired Yahoo in July against the Sum of $4.83 billion.
Experts, however, do not think that this feature will act as a Path-breaking for Yahoo! As several other social media sites have already rolled out same features long ago, so it is not something for internet users.
“With stiff competition from other existing messenger apps such as Skype, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, offering the same feature, Yahoo Messenger is trying to catch up and stay in the game in the very crowded market,” said Vishal Tripathi, research director at research firm Gartner.
The feature is somewhat similar to Yahoo’s already existing photo sharing feature. If you are a Yahoo! User, you will be able to share videos with your friends one to one and also in group conversations. But the limitation is the duration of Video is just a minute.
“Yahoo must re-look this one-minute cap as its competitors allow sharing of longer-duration videos. It’s important for Yahoo to reinvent and come up with more innovative features if it wants to stay ahead of competition and win some market share back,” Tripathi said
Pertinently Yahoo! Inc. launched its Desktop Messenger App in 1998. But its user base declines rapidly because of the emergence of Facebook Messenger, Google Talk, WhatsApp, Viber and WeChat etc.
Yahoo relaunched the Messenger app in December 2015 but it failed to make any visible impression in the market.
In July 2016, Yahoo! made another attempt to revive the lost glory of its Messenger App. Just before deal with Verizon, Yahoo has updated the desktop app for the Messenger. The Upgrade enabled users to share animated GIFs and Photos. The first time it enabled users to give their feedback whether they liked the posts or images or not.