From 17 2018 July, Yahoo's Yahoo Messenger instant messaging application stops working officially. It's a little bad, of course, as there are dozens of other similar or even better services.
About a month or so, Yahoo announced the withdrawal of the Yahoo Messenger application from 17 July of 2018. Today is the day and Yahoo Messenger is officially disconnected.
"Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. "After July 17, you will no longer have access to your conversations and the service will no longer operate," the company said.
Of course as you mentioned above you can always use one of the services: Facebook Messenger, Viber, Telegram, Line or Skype for future instant conversations.
If you had conversations you need and you did not manage to get a backup, Yahoo gives you six months to do it. So if you are interested open the page and log in with the name and password you use. You will then be able to download the history of your conversations, which will be sent to your email.
According to the company, a new instant messaging application called Yahoo Squirrel is currently being developed. The company promises that it will better meet the needs of today's consumers and will be able to compete with existing messaging services by focusing on innovative and exciting communication tools.
Yahoo Squirrel will not be the replacement for Yahoo Messenger, but a well-organized messaging and speech messaging application. At this time, it's even available as a beta version for Android and iOS devices, but only through invitations.