Yahoo Messenger is shutting down this July

Isaac Cain
June 10, 2018

Yahoo Messenger is the second messenger app owned by Oath that is shutting down. But over the years new chatting services like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp eclipsed Yahoo Messenger in popularity.

Yahoo Messenger: The first messenger app Yahoo Messenger was launched on March 9, 1998.

It was originally launched under the name Yahoo!

Since Yahoo Messenger's heyday, it has fallen into obscurity, largely at the hands of apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat.

In 2015, under former CEO Marissa Mayer, the company unveiled Yahoo Livetext, an audio-free video messaging app to significant fanfare.

The remaining bits of the Purple Palace confirmed on Friday that, as of July 17, the service will be no more. The most notable among them was the Unsend feature, which allowed users to retrace their footsteps and undo sending messages.

Yahoo Messenger will shut down on July 17. Since then you can use it as usual, however, after that users won't be able to access the chats or use the service.

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People who want an archive of their Yahoo Messaging texts can visit a special website where they can download a history of their messages, but they only have six months to do so. Anyone logged into Yahoo could access the service at any time.

It won't affect your Yahoo ID, however. Apart from one-on-one messaging, the application featured various group chats, known as Chat Rooms. This gave users the ability to use the service while on mobile devices.

Many were surprised to learn that Yahoo Messenger is still in operation after all these years.

Yahoo announced today that its Yahoo Messenger chat program is being discontinued on Juy 17th 2018.

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Watch your email for the file. "Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind", Yahoo! acknowledged in posting the death notice.

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