Yahoo Messenger will shut down in less than a month. After 20 years of existence, we will finally say goodbye to Yahoo Messenger. Starting July 17 thyou will no longer be able to use the service that probably marked your childhood and teenage years.
Yahoo has announced that it will shut down seven products, including its BlackBerry smartphone app. The move emulates new chief executive Marissa Mayer's former employer Google, which regularly eliminates unsuccessful products. The most critical question we ask is whether the experience is truly a daily habit that still resonates for all of you today," the company said on its blog.
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Users will be migrated to a new messaging app, Squirrel, and will be given few months to download their chat history. Classic messaging app Yahoo Messenger is going to shut down its features and will redirect its users to an invite-only group messaging app Yahoo Squirrel on July First released in as Yahoo Pager, the iconic instant messaging client gained popularity in the early s.
Today, Oath which also owns TechCrunch announced that it would be winding down the service on July 17 as it continues to experiment and consider how and if it can have a relevant place in the messaging landscape amid huge domination from Facebook and others in mobile apps. You can request access to the beta here. Yahoo has not broken out active users of Messenger for some time, and theoretically anyone logged into any Yahoo property is logged into Messenger.
A Yahoo logo is displayed on a monitor in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California, April 16, After 20 years of connecting friends, family and random people from all over the world, the iconic Yahoo Messenger will bid farewell to its fans next month. Users have until July 17 to get their fix of Yahoo Messengeras they will not be able to access their chats after that, states Yahoo on its website.
Yahoo Messenger, which is an instant messaging app, will shut down on July 17, Users will not be able to access its services, including chats after July Formerly when the Yahoo messaging app shuts down, users will be redirected to a new Squirrel service that the company has been beta-testing from last month.
It's the end of the line for Yahoo Messenger. As of July, it will be no more, marking the end of an era. The first major messaging programs from the early days of the internet will soon be a thing of the past. Users will have six months to download their chat histories from Yahoo Messenger.
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In deal with law enforcement, site cracks down on user-created chat rooms that appear to promote adult-child sex. The agreement with the attorneys general of New York and Nebraska is the first to institute systemwide controls over chat rooms likely to be frequented by child predators. Yahoo said it voluntarily suspended all user-created chat rooms on June 15 and is evaluating whether to reinstate the ability of users to create them.