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Yahoo Messenger Will Be Discontinued on July 17, 2018 After 20 Years of Service

7 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Yahoo today announced that its Yahoo Messenger service will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018, encompassing the closure of apps for iOS and Android and any web browser clients. The service will function normally until then, and after that date users will no longer be able to access their chats and the Messenger service as a whole will be shut down.
The company promised that the discontinuation of Yahoo Messenger will not impact a user's Yahoo ID, so it will continue to work for products like Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Fantasy. As for a reason, Yahoo said that it is focusing on "building...
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Oath is killing off Yahoo Messenger on July 17

Oath is killing off Yahoo Messenger on July 17

7 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

Yahoo Messenger is to be discontinued in just over a month. Yahoo owner Oath has announced that it is killing off its famous Messenger service on July 17. After this date, chatting will no longer be available, and users have just six months to download their chat histories. At the moment, there is no direct replacement for Yahoo Messenger, but users are being advised that they can request an invite for the beta version of the invite-only group messaging app Yahoo Squirrel. In an FAQ about the announcement, Yahoo addresses why the decision to shutter the service was taken. "We...
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