Yahoo to shut its Messenger App


New Delhi: Yahoo has announced that it is shutting down the legacy platform of its chat service Yahoo Messenger. The company has asked all its users to transition to the new version introduced last year. The old Yahoo Messenger will no longer work from August 5 this year.

The app was introduced in 1998 as “Yahoo Pager” but later renamed as Yahoo Messenger. The app got its latest revamp on December last year.

Yahoo’s latest version of the app will come with a complete makeover and allow users with an incredibly fast, beautiful and smart way to send—and unsend—messages, photos and animated GIFs and group conversations. The new Messenger is available the App Store and Google Play. Yahoo will now focus on other core products such as Mail, Search, and tumbler, News, Sports, Finance and Lifestyles.

The company in the blog post gave said, "While today we provide basic inter operation 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."