Thread Rating:
  • 5 Vote(s) - 2.4 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Yahoo! to import personal updates from Facebook
People can now link their Yahoo! and Facebook accounts to view and share updates, a move that will enable the search engine to reach out to a wide audience in the social networking space with its sites and services.

The partnership between the two online majors, announced in December last year, will help Yahoo! add networking features like status update and news feed from Facebook on its services like mail, messenger, Pulse, News, Sports and Finance services.

"People who use both Yahoo! and Facebook can link their accounts, view and share updates with friends across both networks. People who link their accounts can consume their Facebook News Feed on the Yahoo! homepage, Yahoo! Mail and other Yahoo! sites and services," Cody Simms, Head of Yahoo! Developer Network told reporters here.

Yahoo! will also add Twitter by the end of this year, enabling users to keep up with the latest tweets.

The move comes as part of Yahoo!'s efforts to strengthen its foothold in the social networking space, after its failed attempt with Yahoo! Mash, which was launched in September 2007. It was closed down a year later.

Facebook has more than 400 million users globally, while Yahoo! has 600 million users worldwide.

Asked if Yahoo! would again look at starting a social networking site, Simms said, "We think people already maintain contacts like friends, colleagues or school mates through a lot of websites. So, Yahoo! will not build a dedicated social networking site."

However, Yahoo! will work with existing players to integrate other social networking sites onto its website, he added.

By driving traffic, the company will also generate more revenues. It also plans to test advertisement sharing across various social networking sites.

"The idea is to drive more readers to our network of sites by making it easier for them to share things they like with their Facebook friends, some of whom may not have use Yahoo otherwise," Simms said.

Yahoo! Profiles service, a social-networking-like service designed to let users post information and connect with others, has also been re-launched as Yahoo! Pulse.

Yahoo! has a similar alliance with gaming firm Zynga, which owns titles like Farmville and Mafia Wars, to include the games on its network.

With social media like Linkedin, Myspace and Twitter catching the fancy of users globally, advertisers are also focusing on strengthening their presence across networking sites as this presents a unique customer touch point.


Thanks given by:

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: Facebook Messenger introduces Watch Together feature to stream videos with friends nairrk 0 198 09-17-2020, 09:10 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Facebook launches 'Facebook Campus' for college students nairrk 0 152 09-12-2020, 07:30 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Facebook launches a webpage to highlight WhatsApp security bugs nairrk 0 188 09-07-2020, 07:52 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Facebook will now allow users to forward messages to only five contacts on Messenger nairrk 0 170 09-04-2020, 02:27 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google announces updates to Google Assistant Snapshot nairrk 0 214 08-28-2020, 06:44 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Facebook starts Instagram and Messenger chat integration in new update nairrk 0 227 08-15-2020, 06:24 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Facebook brings ‘official music videos’ to India nairrk 0 254 08-01-2020, 07:54 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp Web gets Facebook Messenger Rooms support: Here’s how to use nairrk 0 209 08-01-2020, 07:33 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Facebook rolls out Live broadcast feature to Messenger Rooms nairrk 0 221 07-27-2020, 12:34 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Facebook now lets you lock Messenger Chats with Face ID nairrk 0 260 07-23-2020, 06:53 PM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)