Shut down of Yahoo Messenger on 17 July 2018

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Aren’t the nostalgic days when Yahoo instant messenger was a big thing still comes to your mind? Didn’t you enjoy that funky emojis, those stylish yet cute avatars that you could change instantly on Yahoo Messenger? If yes, then this article is for you. Well, those days are out now as Yahoo messenger was discontinued on 17 July.

Shut down of Yahoo Messenger
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Yahoo Messenger is no longer be supported as it was discontinued on July 17, 2018. Now, users are no longer able to access the chats as the service is no longer working.

The users who were clung to the old messaging service till July 17 are redirected to the new group messaging app Squirrel. Users have 6 months to download their chat history that means the deadline is January 17, 2019. For more than a month, Yahoo tested the beta version of the Squirrel app. Squirrel is operational from the shutdown day of Yahoo Messenger.



There were many loyal fans who were using the Yahoo Messenger since its beginning. As the landscape of communications is continuing to change, it is focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communication tolls that better fit in the current market needs of the consumers.

The Yahoo Messenger was launched in 1998 and was a big hit among its users. But, with time, the messaging app seemed to lose its captivation as the competition got intense.

Over the years, the messaging app came up with a lot of updates to keep its users hooked to it. It redesigned the app, came with new features, and tried hard to survive in the messaging platform but, couldn’t make through it.

The users didn’t find the messenger fascinating enough and eventually switched to other apps, thanks to numerous options available in the market. Anyway, our once favorite messaging app, Yahoo messenger has been shut down now.