20 years of memories, one of the most popular and legendary chatting messenger, the Yahoo messenger is finally going to shut down. People who have used internet from the time when it was a little baby and using till now when its a grown up adult, must know about the famous Yahoo messenger.
One of the all-time favorite messengers, Yahoo messenger has been used from the primary state of the internet as well as until now. This one of the favorite messenger services is now shut down yesterday. Verizon, who owns Yahoo have announced that they’re gonna take down Yahoo messenger service now.
The reason is not yet disclosed clearly by the Verizon company. But it is predicted that the company made this decision due to extensive competition is given by other multi-media forums, and applications that are smartphone friendly. In the Yahoo Help forum, the company added an FAQ “Why is Yahoo messenger going away?” The answer added by the company goes as follow:
“We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind. As the communications landscape continues to change over, we’re focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.”
July 17, 2018, is the last day of Yahoo messenger. According to the company: “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.”
Currently, there is no new replacement added by the company. But the work is in progress and soon we’ll see a replacement to Yahoo messenger in form of a new application named “Yahoo Squirrel”.
The new app Yahoo Squirrel is only available to beta testers right now. Other users can only access the invite option of this application. It would a group chat service in my thoughts as I’ve seen its first look. Another important question is can we download our chat history after the messenger goes off? Yes, the chat history can be downloaded till November.
Download your Yahoo Messenger chat history:
You can download your chat history to your personal computer or device.
- Go to the downloader request site.
- Sign in.
- Select a verification method, then enter the Account Key sent to you.
- Click Download.
- Enter the email where you want the file sent and click OK.
- Watch your email for the file.
If you’ve Yahoo messenger app installed on your device or PC. You won’t be able to access your messenger account from now. So its better to delete that application from your devices. It doesn’t have any impact on your Yahoo mail account. Only the messenger service will not work from now.