• After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is finally shutting down

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    After a 20-year run, Yahoo Messenger is shutting down.
    Yahoo didn't give a reason for its cancellation, but it likely had trouble competing with the many messaging apps on the market.
    Surprisingly, Yahoo Messenger was popular with oil and commodity traders
    Yahoo Messenger, the messaging app that many people probably didn't know still existed, is finally shutting down for good .
    The app is shutting down on July 17, after a 20-year run. Yahoo, which was acquired by Verizon in 2017, didn't give an explanation for shutting its messenger down, but given the sheer amount of already popular...
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  • Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

    Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    It's the end of an era for Yahoo Messenger, one of the first instant messaging apps on the market. Today, Oath announced that it would be winding down the service on July 17 as it continues to experiment and consider how and if it can have a relevant place in the messaging landscape amid huge domination from Facebook and others in mobile apps.
    “There currently isn't a replacement product available for Yahoo Messenger,” the company writes. “We're constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called Yahoo Squirrel .” Squirrel is a...
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