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Yahoo Messenger logs off after 20 years; fans mourn the end

(EconomicTimes)— It is the end of an era for 90s kids as Yahoo shuts down its once-popular Messenger after a 20-year run.

Yahoo, owned by Oath, which is a part of the telecom giant Verizon, had earlier stated that users will have six months to download their chat history.

It has reportedly been working on another group messaging app, Squirrel, which is likely to be the replacement.At a time of WhatsApp and Instagram Direct, Yahoo Messenger failed to keep up.

Launched on March 9, 1998 as Yahoo Pager, the service was later re-branded as Yahoo Messenger in 1999. In 2009, it reportedly had 122.6 million users.

As the service ends today, Twitterati turned nostalgic and mourned the end of the Messenger.

Credit:: EconomicTimes

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