The famous Internet search engine brand ‘Yahoo’ has finally decided to shut down the Yahoo Messenger app this upcoming 5th August. After that date, no one will be able to use the messenger and it will only remain in our minds as a memory.

The Yahoo Messenger is one the oldest instant messaging clients and it was released in the year 1998 and the messenger will be leaving a legacy behind of continuous 18 years of success.

Yahoo messenger to shut down

It had all the functions of PC-PC, Phone-to-PC, and PC-Phone messaging before Skype, it’s the messenger which started the webcam hosting service but now, all that is about to change.

Yahoo’s Chief Architect Amotz Maimon, has declared that Yahoo has already “outlined a plan for streamlining the business and focusing on our strengths across seven core consumer products: Mail, Search, Tumblr, News, Sports, Finance and Lifestyles.” and will be implementing proper changes to the Messenger to make it a completely new one.

Yahoo Messenger features

“In December of 2015, we announced a brand new Yahoo Messenger for mobile, the Web and in Yahoo Mail on the desktop, built on a new modern platform. This complete revamp brings users an incredibly fast, beautiful and smart way to send – and unsend – messages, photos and animated GIFs in 1:1 and group conversations. While today we provide basic interoperation between the legacy product and the new Messenger, we encourage all of our users to complete their transition to the new Yahoo Messenger as we will no longer support the legacy platform as of August 5, 2016. We intend to continue our focused efforts on the new Messenger, with a goal of delivering the best experience to our users,” Amotz further added.

Basically, the legacy of Yahoo Messenger will continue but with a completely new design and identity but the users who are still on the older Yahoo Messenger will not be able to log in or send messages after 5th of August.

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