Yahoo Messenger, one of the services behind the messaging applications we use today, is permanently ending its service on July 17th.
Yahoo Messenger, the first generation of messaging applications that started to serve 20 years ago, permanently closes its services on July 17th. Oath, owner of Yahoo Messenger, said that the messaging application, one of the earliest examples of the rogue, was not able to adapt to the current needs of the users and that it was the time to withdraw the voucher.
Explaining that they will be working on services and applications that will fully meet the needs of users, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or other popular messaging applications like WeChat, Oath said they will focus on new applications such as Yahoo Squirrel, the group messaging app that launched last month with beta scrolling. According to the company’s statement, Yahoo Messenger has enabled hundreds of millions of people to connect with each other over the past 20 years.
From July 17, Yahoo Messenger users will not be able to log in to their accounts. However, users will be able to get their chat history for the next 6 months. To download your Yahoo Messenger chat history, click here to access the Yahoo Messenger download site, where you can verify your identity and request that your chat logs be sent to your preferred email address.