Yahoo To Shut Down Its Old Messenger On August 5
Yahoo is introducing a more modern version of Messenger, after almost 18 years of being in service making it possible for people across the internet to send messages, emojis and A/S/L back and forth. Yahoo had back then started the messaging service names ‘Yahoo Pager’ which is now in need of being updated with the times. Yahoo has officially announced that they will be signing off and closing its old Messenger app on August 5th.
VentureBeat has stated in its blog that the old Messenger is very popular amongst users in the Asia-Pacific region, and Bloomberg says that the old Yahoo Messenger is very popular amongst the oil traders who used the app to bid and gossip on commodity prices. Though this being the case it was not sufficient a reason to keep the old software running.
Yahoo further explained it’s move to shut down the old app by saying “ 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.”
It’s been made clear that after August 5th users will not able to log on or send messages using the legacy Messenger. The same goes for messages sent through third party Apps built on Yahoo’s API.