Yahoo Messenger, Verizon’s long-standing messaging service, will be discontinued on July 17.
The fact that Yahoo Messenger was initially released in March 1998 under the name Yahoo! gives users an idea of the app’s age.Pager.
After a lengthy acquisition process that was made more difficult by Yahoo’s massive data breaches in 2016, Verizon, naturally, acquired the majority of Yahoo last year through its “Oath” division. Service ending Yahoo Messenger is competing with messaging giants like Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, and Microsoft, all of which offer their own messaging services, despite being a pioneering messaging service.
However, along with the now-defunct AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger was regarded as an industry pioneer in chat software by many individuals. However, Verizon has ultimately decided to discontinue Yahoo Messenger.
Verizon made the announcement, “Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018.”You can continue using the service normally until then.You won’t be able to access your chats or use the service again after July 17th.
It is being suggested to Yahoo Messenger users to back up their previous messages and conservations.
Additionally, it should be noted that Yahoo IDs will not be affected, and although Verizon is known to be developing an invite-only group messaging app called Yahoo Squirrel, which is currently in beta, there is currently no replacement service available.
Although the total number of Yahoo Messenger users is unknown, the messaging service is said to be extremely popular in certain industries. For instance, it is thought to be the global standard communication method for commodities traders.