Yahoo Answers, one of the longest running online Q&A platforms in the history of the Internet, closes on May 4.
This will be the day that the Yahoo Answers site will start redirecting to the Yahoo homepage and all platform files will obviously cease to exist.
The platform has been operating since 2005.
Yahoo, which is now a member of Verizon Media Group after selling the company for almost $ 5 billion in 2017, announced the change at the top of the homepage of the Yahoo Answers platform. The message is linked to a FAQ, which describes in detail the termination schedule.
From April 20, the platform will no longer accept new submissions, he says the FAQ.
Users will also have until June 30 to request their data because after that date they will no longer be accessible.
That data includes "all user-generated content, including the Question List, Answer List, and any images," says Yahoo, but "you will not be able to download content, questions, or answers from other users."
A message sent to active members of Yahoo Answers provides a little more detail as to why the company is closing the platform. For these reasons he states that "it has become less popular over the years" and that they decided to "focus on products that better serve our members".