Yahoo Messenger to be Shut Down on July 17, 2018

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"We're constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called Yahoo Squirrel (currently in beta)". Yahoo owner Oath has announced that it is killing off its famous Messenger service on July 17.

In place, the company is encouraging users to sign up for Squirrel, which the company has been quietly beta-testing since May. That's right: Yahoo Messenger just received a July 17 execution date.

"After July 17, you'll no longer be able to access your chats and the service will no longer work", Oath wrote to its users.

So if you want to step back in time a bit, back to when the telegram was still around and the iPhone was still nearly a decade away, slide on over to Yahoo Messenger for the next month. You may not hear about that, though - while some have fond memories of Yahoo Messenger, we're betting that there aren't a lot of people who've ever heard of Squirrel.

For now, Yahoo isn't offering a replacement for Messenger, which attracted millions of users over the past two decades. The most notable among them was the Unsend feature, which allowed users to retrace their footsteps and undo sending messages.

Yahoo Messenger: The first messenger app Yahoo Messenger was launched on March 9, 1998. Pager, the service was rebranded a year later to Yahoo!

There has been a bit of restructuring going after after Verizon acquired Yahoo in 2016.

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One Twitter user said they even met their wife while using Yahoo Messenger.

You can say that Yahoo Messenger was a runaway hit on debut.

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In 2009, the Yahoo Messenger app launched in the iOS App Store. Yahoo also stated that it is abandoning the service in pursuit of coming up with a better communication tool that fits the current trends of messenger applications.

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