Chat apps are all in the news these days. One time we heard about Google launching a new chat app. It seems like the chat apps are not getting enough. Now after Google it looks like Yahoo is the new entrant in the field with its new organized group chat app named “Squirrel” app. The app mysteriously appeared on the Google Play Store sometimes earlier today.
Yahoo has mostly been far behind in terms of relevance in comparison to tech giants like Google, Apple, and Microsoft. It was not many years ago that Yahoo would have been mentioned with them in the same breath. Following the company’s acquisition by Verizon, Yahoo still continues to exist in the tech world. This new app appears to be the company’s latest product in its quest to stay for long.
Features of Yahoo’s Chat App – Squirrel:
The app contains some very interesting new features. The Squirrel app will allow users to organize their groups and chats the way they want. This will help users to keep up without getting lost in the other new messages. The chat app is invite only for now i.e. users can ask a friend with the app to invite them to a group. The app also allows users to create separate rooms for specific people or topics. Users can also turn off the notifications for the rooms where there are many unwanted messages. The chat app also allows users to use secret rooms that are designed specifically for private chats.
The app also includes many other features that will allow their message to spread to everyone. The app has a reaction feature that will allow users to make inside jokes official. Users can create their own one-tap reactions for the group. Users can also use the Blasts feature that will make sure that everyone in their group sees important messages.