End of an era: Yahoo Messenger is being shut down next month

Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

Yahoo Messenger is getting killed off in July

Verizon Communications subsidiary Oath, which oversees the AOL and Yahoo brands as well as the company's other digital content interests, announced that it would shutter the Yahoo Messenger service in just over a month. From July 18, 2018 on users won't be able to access chats and other services related to Yahoo Messenger anymore.

"We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind", Yahoo continues.

Yahoo said the company will focus "on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs". Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. Yahoo Messenger, on the other hand, failed to evolve as quickly. 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.

Yahoo Messenger's days are numbered. That can be achieved through a specific downloader request site. They are now directing users towards their Squirrel chat app that is currently in beta.

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Yahoo tried to kickstart activity on the app with the launch of a Messenger app, but it failed to take off. Oath, the Verizon media division that combines AOL and what's left of Yahoo, shut down AOL Instant Messenger past year in order to focus on new products.

Many were surprised to learn that Yahoo Messenger is still in operation after all these years. Yahoo recommends that users remove them from their devices as they can't be used anymore after the date.

Click download and enter the email where you want the file sent to, then click OK. Pager (ask your parents what those were), Messenger hit at the high point in Yahoo!

Yahoo Messenger also let users add custom avatars, away messengers and music tones for notifications.

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