Yahoo Answers Gets A Refresh And Climbs Out Of Neglect With New Features

The new Yahoo Answers is being advertised as better, faster and simpler. After many years of neglect, it looks the part. Yahoo Answers in its prime was one of the best question and answer websites. Even Google could not beat this one. Now, the sweeping winds of change around Yahoo have finally touched one of its popular assets. The new user experience starts with the color – purple.

For now, the new Yahoo Answers is being rolled out first in the U.S. So, users elsewhere won’t get to enjoy the revamped interface and the new features riding with it. The new Yahoo Answers gives you a personalized homepage with points, levels, and the entire stream. This is the jumping off point into the remainder of the site. The new Answers brings in the “social” with features like the Reference Questions. Reference Questions are where you can continue to share your knowledge even after it has been chosen as the best answer.

Richer content – with images up to 5MB and videos up to 600 MB and 5 minutes duration should make Yahoo Answers more engaging. The Content curation could get a fillip with features like the Search Assist, improved navigation, and intelligent recommendations. With its redesign, Yahoo Answers is responsive on smartphones too. Take a walkthrough with the new Yahoo Answers and the video below.

Were you among the ones who had given up on Yahoo Answers? If you are in the U.S. tell us about your first impressions of the revamped site.

Source: Yahoo Blog

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4 Comments -

Don Gateley

Go girl!

Pierce

You ask for people in the US to tell you about our new impressions, but when I’ve attempted to do this in this blog and similar advertising, or in ways on Yahoo Answers itself that do NOT violate any community guidelines, it gets systematically removed. Yahoo is manufacturing its own reality at this point because of the very large numbers of users who do not like the “new” Yahoo Answers, and Yahoo is even engaged in damage control to the extent that people who indicate negative criticism in some way (even in logical arguments) are getting a sudden barrage of violation reports and losing their accounts for no legitimate reason.

Saikat B

Well, that’s strange, because an open forum should take in a diverse range of opinions as long as it does not flout guidelines.

Alex

I think the new layout is horrible.