An iconic messaging app of the market, Yahoo Messengers would be winding down the service from July 17, 2018, as the app continues to experiment and consider how and if it can have a relevant place in the messaging landscape. the subsidiary of telecommunications giant Verizon, Oath that operates Yahoo has recently announced the final wrap-up of the messenger.
The report stated that those who will be still clinging to the ages-old messaging service will be redirected to ‘Squirrel’, new messaging app, however, Yahoo Messenger users will have six months to download their chat history.
On 8th June 2018, Yahoo said in the statement, “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.”
The company has not broken out active users for some time, and if anyone logged into any Yahoo property is logged into Messenger. The company said that over the 20 years, hundreds of millions of people have used the service, however, users Yahoo ID remains intact for other services like fantasy sports, Mail.
Since 1998, the Yahoo Messenger was very popular become popular among the Indian users. With the various new services including social networks like Facebook, chat apps like WhatsApp and Google Talk the company tried to revive its Messenger service by updating its iOS and Android apps.
Squirrel is a group messaging app Yahoo has been beta-testing from last month and it will be open once the Yahoo Messenger shuts down.