Yahoo Messenger – End of an era, shutting down on Jul 17
Yahoo Messenger shutting down on July 17: – Finally, after a long time of service, Yahoo Messenger will be retired on July 17. The company said that they are winding up the services in July this year. Oath owns the messenger currently. It might get a replacement later on, which is still in testing phase, as the company says.
Yahoo Messenger will retire, now what?
The service is in the market for quite a few years. After Facebook and other social media came into existence, t started losing its market.
In the announcement, Oath said:
There currently isn’t a replacement product available for Yahoo Messenger. We’re constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called Yahoo Squirrel (currently in beta).
Yahoo Squiqqle is the app from the same company, but still requires a beta access, which you can get from here.
By default, anyone who logs into Yahoo! account also gets into the messenger. But now whenever any Yahoo users log into his account, is redirected to Squirrel.
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But, for now, the company has not stated any real reason behind shutting down the service. Also back in October, the company shut down AIM, an AOL equivalent messenger.
Yahoo Messenger came out as Yahoo Pager in 1998, as an alternative to text messages on phones, for PCs.
Alternative to Yahoo Messenger?
Currently, the company is experimenting with various stuff. Most probably, the company will release Squirrel App pretty soon. This will happen after retiring [the] messenger. We hope for good for the good. Currently, the mailing service of Yahoo is still active in various places.
If you ever used Yahoo Messenger, how do you feel about the sudden demise of the messaging app? Comment down below!