The messaging service will officially shut down on July 17th.
I am sure a lot of us have fond memories of Yahoo Messenger since it was one of the biggest chat platforms a couple of years ago. While most of us have already moved on to other more popular platforms, Yahoo Messenger is still being used by some who still can’t let it go.
But come next month, Yahoo Messenger will officially be discontinued. “Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. After July 17, you’ll no longer be able to access your chats and the service will no longer work,” said Yahoo in a statement.
First introduced in 1998, Yahoo Messenger gained popularity as an alternative to chatting with friends online along with meeting new ones through its public chatrooms.
You still have six months to request your chat data on this link. After that, all traces of Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued. There’s no word yet if Yahoo is planning a replacement to Messenger, but with the crowded state of messaging applications available, it will be hard to catch up with the current ones.