Yahoo Messenger applications installed on computer systems or mobile devices will stop working after July 17, 2018.
Yahoo today announced that it would be shutting down its Messenger service on July 17th. Oath discontinued AIM on December 15, 2017, and now it's gearing up to do the same with Yahoo's competing Yahoo Messenger app. However, the app never gained any traction and Yahoo killed the product less than a year later, in March 2016. Oath said that your chat history would remain accessible for six months, but the desktop app would serve no other function during that timeframe.
Oath didn't immediately respond to request for comment. Messenger, since the company was obsessed with exclamation points - launched back in early 1998, offering not only instant messaging but file transfers and chat rooms.
So if you want to step back in time a bit, back to when the telegram was still around and the iPhone was still nearly a decade away, slide on over to Yahoo Messenger for the next month.
Yahoo began testing group messaging app Squirrel last month. That can be achieved through a specific downloader request site. "Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind", Yahoo! acknowledged in posting the death notice. Anyone logged into Yahoo could access the service at any time.
Distraught Yahoo Messenger users can either move on to one of the more modern counterparts or sign up to use Oath's Slack-like chat service, called Squirrel. Inc's primary assets. Along with purchase of Yahoo, Verizon created Oath Inc to oversee both of the brands it had just bought.