According to a report from Re/code, it seems that Yahoo is planning an event for later this week, although the company has yet to confirm it. It is unclear as to what the company could announce, but they have heard from their sources that it will most likely be related to mobile, although a later tweet by Kara Swisher revealed that it would be a messaging app.
Considering that the messenger market is kind of packed at the moment with so many options to choose from, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE, WeChat, KakaoTalk, Skype, Viber, BBM, and etc., it would definitely be a tough market for Yahoo to break into since many users would be unwilling to jump ships unless there was a very good reason to.
Granted Yahoo has their own Messenger app designed for the desktop and mobile, but it isn’t nearly as popular compared to the other options out there, some of which we have mentioned above. Let’s not forget that Facebook has two messengers – WhatsApp and Messenger, with WhatsApp recently launching a web version of its app, and Messenger sort of spinning off from Facebook where users without a Facebook account can use its services as well.
Either way take it with a grain of salt for now, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more details and will update you guys accordingly if there are any to be had.