In previous times, Yahoo! Messenger was the most commonly used platforms for communication, but some more vigorous and modern options like Facebook Messenger and more other live chat plug-ins have reduced its demand. As such, now the company has decided to discontinue the services of Yahoo Messenger.
Some innovative and rapid changes in the communications landscape were mentioned as one of the major reasons for shutting down the Yahoo messaging service. The company is now an entirely owned auxiliary of Verizon Communications believes that it should focus more on introducing and building new and exciting communications tools that are a better fit the needs of the consumers.
After July 2018, Yahoo Messenger will not be supported. Till then, users can use the service normally. After that you will no longer be able to access your chats and also the service will no longer work.
Yahoo! confess that presently, it does not have any replacement product which is lined up for the Yahoo Messenger, but it is still constantly experimenting with some new services and apps.
If any of the users want to download the chat history, then they can do so before the next six months. To download your chat history
- Click to go to the downloader request site.
- Click on the sign in button, to sign in to your account.
- After that, choose a verification method and enter the Account Key which is sent to you by email.
- Now, click on the Download button.
- Click to enter the email Id where you want to file sent
- Then, click on the OK button.
- Now, finally watch your email for the file
However, the shut down of the services will not affect the Yahoo! account in any situation. Users can easily continue using their Yahoo ID as that will be valid for other Yahoo products, like Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Fantasy, and other Yahoo products.