Yahoo Messenger to be Discontinued on July 17 – Femtoptech

Yahoo Messenger to be Discontinued on July 17

August 22, 2018
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Oath, the company that currently runs Yahoo Messenger announced yesterday that it would shut down Yahoo Messenger – both the web portal and smartphone app by July 17. With the emergence of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and  Telegram, the market is really a tough one for Messaging Apps.

Yahoo Messenger to be Discontinued on July 17

Yahoo Messenger launched on March 9, 1998, as Yahoo Pager, and then got its iconic rebranding on June 21, 1999. Thus, on July 17, 2018, when it’s scheduled to be put down, it will be exactly 20 years, 4 months, and 8 days old.

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According to Yahoo’s announcement, the reason for ending the Yahoo Messenger service is that it is “focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.”

Yahoo also admits that there is no replacement app for Yahoo Messenger, although it is working on a new group messaging app with the ridiculous name of Yahoo Squirrel. This new app is currently in invite-only beta at the moment, so it’s not entirely clear how Squirrel will differentiate itself from all the other messaging apps. We just have to wait and find out.

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 If you are using Yahoo Messenger, you can download your chat history for the next six months using this tool. Just sign in and follow the prompts.

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