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Yahoo Messenger to shut down in August after 18 years of service

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After more than 18 years of service, faithfully shuttling your messages, emojis and A/S/L requests back and forth across the internet, Yahoo has announced they will be signing off and closing its old Messenger app for good on August 5th.

The app launched in 1998 under the incredibly dated name "Yahoo Pager," but is heading off into the software sunset after the company introduced a more modern version last year.

After August 5th, anyone still using the legacy Messenger will no longer be able to log in or send messages. Same goes for messages sent through third-party apps.

The new Yahoo Messenger will become the sole way of exchanging messages, emojis, or GIFs. Yahoo is asking users to upgrade to the new version because from August, users of the old service will not be able to send or receive messages.



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