Yahoo's new Squirrel app may seem like every other chat app, but its focus on group chats and organization sets it apart from the myriad of chatting services. The app is currently on invite-only mode but is available for both iOS and Android. Early reports on the app have described it as "a more consumer-friendly version of popular workplace chat app Slack," especially in its ability to neatly organize conversations and with a focus on group and collaborative chats.
The current description offered by Yahoo on the Squirrel app describes the service as a way to keep up with chats "without getting lost in the noise." The app attempts to facilitate this claim in it features by offering rooms to chat in, secret rooms for private conversations and blasts that show up to everyone on a group chat or contact list. The Squirrel app will also allow for document sharing, video sharing and photo sharing.