This chat service will stop working from July 17

This chat service will stop working from July 17

It will be open to the public when Yahoo Messenger shuts down.

Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued on July 17, the web pioneer giant announced on Friday.

Yahoo Messenger hasn't been a big deal for years, but it was absolutely massive at one point in time.

First they came for AOL Instant Messenger, and killed it off on December 15 of a year ago.

Before smartphone and mobile apps became very popular, Yahoo Messenger remained as the most popular messaging application.

Oath didn't immediately respond to request for comment.

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Yahoo Messenger users interested in downloading their chat history can do so within the next six months, the company explained, following these instructions. Their Yahoo user IDs will continue to work though which means you'll still have access to Yahoo Mail, and also you can continue to use other services like Facebook where you may have signed in using it without any hassle. The most notable among them was the Unsend feature, which allowed users to retrace their footsteps and undo sending messages.

Yahoo released the first version of Messenger under the name Yahoo Pager in March of 1998. The company said that users can download their chat history to their devices; this option will be available for the next 6 months. Anyone logged into Yahoo could access the service at any time.

Oath acknowledged that Yahoo Messenger has many loyal fans, but the company wants to move away from antiquated messaging platforms and "focus on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs".

Head over to the downloader request site.

One Twitter user said they even met their wife while using Yahoo Messenger. Inc's primary assets. Along with purchase of Yahoo, Verizon created Oath Inc to oversee both of the brands it had just bought.

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