We deeply regret to announce the unexpected demise of Yahoo Messenger.
Yahoo Says Yahoo Messenger Will Shutdown Permanently
Yahoo messenger is set to shut down its services completely come July 17, 2018. Even though the era of this wonderful messaging platform has truly gone-by, this announcement is still very unexpected. Its also going to be very difficult users who enjoyed using this App in its glory days. Dealing with the reality that it no longer exists would be so very tough for us.
Yahoo through the help page on its official website made this announcement public. “We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind,” the company wrote. “As the communications landscape continues to change over, we’re focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.”
Yahoo messenger (1998-2018)
Yahoo first introduced the chat service in 1998, a year after AOL Instant Messenger (also known as AIM) came through. The company originally called the service Pager but rebranded it to Messenger a year later. Yahoo has tried to do some revamping in 2015 just so that the App would fit into the modern day system but unfortunately, the desired results were still unachievable.
You can download your entire chat history for the next six months even after the shutdown date. All you need to do is the visit the data request page, enter your details and go through some verification steps. You would also need to input the email address where you want your chat history sent to.
Squirrel Is The Next Big Thing From Yahoo
Yahoo said it doesn’t have an immediate replacement product for Messenger but is working on a group messaging app called Squirrel. Squirrel which is currently in beta and only available to those with an invitation. If you’re interested in trying out Squirrel, click here to request an invite.
We surely will miss this vintage App.