End of a legacy; Yahoo Messenger to be discontinued
Yahoo Messenger, launched in 1998, has finally declared that it is discontinuing its once popular messaging services.
Yahoo will be incarnating its former software in order to transition to the newer version it launched six months ago.
August 5, 2016 will see the legendary Messenger’s dissolution.
“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,” the company said in its blog post.
The newer version of the app is equipped with the following features of messaging, sending photos and animated GIFs in one on one and group conversations.
It can now be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play.
Any user still using Messenger after the set date will no longer be able to log in or send messages.
Third-party app users built on Yahoo’s Application Program Interface (API) will also not be able to access the app.