After 20 years, Yahoo! Messenger is officially bidding goodbye in July
Before the popularity of the current instant messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, there’s Yahoo! Messenger. Many people do still use them until this time, but they do shift to other apps such as the aforementioned ones because of the advanced features.
Unfortunately, everything has come to an end, and by this day, Yahoo!, now an Oath-owned company, has told its users that it will discontinue Yahoo Messenger services starting July 17th. The legacy version of the app has been shut down since 2016, in order to shift focus to its newly redesigned apps.
While there’s no specific reason mentioned, Yahoo! has provided some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) here that might help you know what’s really going on.
And although this seems to be an unfortunate event for Yahoo!, the company assures that you can still use your ID for its other services such as Mail.
The company’s messaging service was launched March 1998 and is first known as Yahoo! Pager. It is one of perhaps the most popular messaging apps back then, with its features that simply become a hit on the masses.
What are your thoughts? Are you still using Yahoo! Messenger until now?