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Yahoo Solutions makes its official cellular debut

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Yahoo Solutions has formally launched on cellular. As TechCrunch reported final month, Yahoo’s experimental app code-named Yahoo Hive had been rebranded as Yahoo Solutions Now — a transfer that indicated Yahoo’s plans to carry its desktop Q&A website to the App Retailer. Nonetheless, on the time, the app nonetheless required an invitation to be able to check it out — that restriction was lifted Thursday, and the app is open to all.

Getting an invitation to strive the service wasn’t tough — you solely needed to e-mail a request to a given tackle in case you wished in. However the existence of the additional step seemingly discouraged many customers from signing up.

Yahoo Solutions, which nonetheless sees 300 million month-to-month customers worldwide, is certainly one of Yahoo’s better-known properties, if solely due to the low-quality, generally scary and generally hilarious solutions which have been posted to its website over time.

Amongst a lot hand-wringing within the media business and the issues of “pretend information” and vitriol circulating on the internet and social media, Yahoo Solutions is a particular case-in-point as to why everybody on the internet doesn’t deserve an equal voice. It’s crowdsourcing at its most interesting, which generally means humanity at its worst.

From kickstarting memes like “How is babby shaped?” to questions you hope are trolls making jokes to, as of late, a entrance web page typically crammed with outright racist commentary, Yahoo Solutions is in a precarious place to say the least. It might want to clear up its act on cellular, or threat getting booted from the app retailer for breaking Google’s and Apple’s pointers.

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The brand new app contains a number of key options, like the flexibility to ask questions which are matched with certified responders, the flexibility to comply with others in a Twitter-like trend, the flexibility to provide thanks with a “thanks” and emoji buttons, notifications and it helps wealthy media like pictures and hyperlinks.

The app is obtainable now on each iOS and Android.

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