Yahoo Messenger will shut down after 20 years, Farewell Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger will shut down after 20 years, Farewell Yahoo Messenger: Yahoo will shut down its instant messaging app Yahoo Messenger on 17th July forever. Users still using Yahoo Messenger for years old will be redirected to the new group messaging app Squirrel. The Next Web first made this news public. Yahoo Messenger users will have the next six months to download their chat history.

Yahoo has been testing the Squirrel app for the past several months. After Yahoo Messenger’s closure, this app will be rollout for the common man. However, people who want to use the Skiver app now can send a beta access request.

The Yahoo Messenger chat service was first launched in 1998, and it got very popular among Indian users. But over time, Google Talk, Facebook and Instant Messaging App, after the arrival of Whatsapp, Yahoo Messenger’s user base has been reduced rapidly. Yahoo also tried to maintain its messenger service by launching its Android and iOS apps.

Yahoo Messenger will shut down after 20 years, Farewell Yahoo Messenger
Yahoo Messenger will shut down after 20 years, Farewell Yahoo Messenger

The new version of Yahoo Messenger was launched in December 2015 and the original Messenger app was discontinued in August this year. In the new app a completely new design and many new features were given. Among them was the most outstanding feature, so that the user could withdraw the sent message. However, Yahoo Messenger failed to beat competitors such as Whatsapp, Images and Facebook Messenger.

In a statement, the company said, “We know that we have trusted users who use Yahoo Messenger from the very beginning. Yahoo Messenger is the oldest app in the web messaging app. We are introducing new app squirrel in place of Yahoo Messenger, which will be very much liked by our users.

Let us know that in 2016, Yahoo was acquired by a company named Verizon of America. The company has also said that after shifting to the new app, the user’s ID will be outdated, so there is no need to worry too much.

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