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The Old-School Yahoo Messenger Signs Out Forever
Yahoo! Sunnyvale headquarters.  October 28, 2001 (Y! Photo / Brian McGuiness)
Published: Jun 13, 2016

All the 90’s kids know what Yahoo Messenger looked like! It was the coolest thing, we used to go to random chat rooms and people asked use for out ASL, if you were new you would think about what the term meant?

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Until it became very common and was the very next question after a hello, and it meant (age,sex,location). The messenger also gave you the option of staying private, and talking to your personal added messenger friends, the option of going to open chat rooms was left for the user to choose.

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Yahoo messenger had some features like new emojis, options to change backgrounds while chatting, options to draw, options to change colors of the text and a nudge option to buzz the screen of the two users chatting!

But then we stopped using yahoo messenger with the rise of other social media platforms like orkut, gtalk and facebook, as they were more interactive.

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If you were fond of the purple interface, the time for a final good bye has come, because Yahoo will shut down its messenger from 5th august forever.

Yahoo! Sunnyvale headquarters.  October 28, 2001 (Y! Photo / Brian McGuiness)

Yahoo recently published this on their blog.

“While today we provide basic inter-operation between the legacy product and the new Messenger, we encourage all of our users to complete their transition to the new Yahoo Messenger as we will no longer support the legacy platform as of August 5, 2016. We intend to continue our focused efforts on the new Messenger, with a goal of delivering the best experience to our users.”

Yahoo chief architect Amotz Maimon wrote this in a post.

“While today, we provide basic interoperation between the legacy product and the new Messenger, we encourage all of our users to complete their transition to the new Yahoo Messenger as we will no longer support the legacy platform as of August 5, 2016″

The redesigned version of the messaging service includes features like instant photo sharing, support for GIFs, and also an option to unsend messages.