RIP Yahoo Messenger, 1998-2018

June 8th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

First they came for AOL Instant Messenger, and killed it off on December 15 of last year. Now they’re aiming for Yahoo Messenger, one of the original chat services. It is scheduled to die on July 17 this year. If you want to, you can download your chat history for the next six months by accessing this link.

Oath, the Verizon-owned company that currently runs Yahoo Messenger, hasn’t announced any plans to replace it with something that could become an actual competitor to the likes of WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

It’s funny how, many years ago when someone said “messenger” you…

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