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Yahoo Messenger is getting killed off in July

10 June 2018, 06:42 | Megan Pierce

Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

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Here's the explanation provided for why the app is being shut down.

Earlier today, Yahoo announced that it will forfeit its Messenger service effective July 17.

Oath acknowledged that Yahoo Messenger has many loyal fans, but the company wants to move away from antiquated messaging platforms and "focus on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs".

Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. This means, starting from July 17, users won't be able to access or sign in to Yahoo Messenger.

Yahoo said in a statement that users can download their chat history from the firm's website. And with the rise of smartphones, Apple's iMessage, Message+ on Android and other apps, such as Snapchat and China's WeChat, have effectively pushed Yahoo Messenger out of the way.

For now, Yahoo isn't offering a replacement for Messenger, which attracted millions of users over the past two decades. Pager, but was later rebranded under the Messenger title. Users can still access Yahoo Messenger until that date. Apart from one-on-one messaging, the application featured various group chats, known as Chat Rooms.

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There has been a bit of restructuring going after after Verizon acquired Yahoo in 2016. That can be achieved through a specific downloader request site.

One Twitter user said they even met their wife while using Yahoo Messenger.

The decision to shut down Messenger should hardly come as a surprise.

Choose a verification method and then enter the account key sent to you.

Watch your email for the file. Yahoo Messenger is also one of the first apps to feature BUZZing and music-status.

While there is no official replacement for Messenger being announced, Yahoo! did say it is working on a beta chat product called Squirrel that is now running as an invite-only trial.



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