Yahoo Messenger to shut down after 20 years. The company announced that Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. After July 17, you’ll no longer be able to access your chats and the service will no longer work.
Why is Yahoo Messenger going away?
In a Yahoo Help forum, the company posted, “We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind. As the communications landscape continues to change over, we’re focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.
“There currently isn’t a replacement product available for Yahoo Messenger,” the company writes. “We’re constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called Yahoo Squirrel (currently in beta).” Squirrel is a group messaging app Yahoo started testing last month. You can request access.
How to Get a Yahoo Squirrel Group Chat Invite?
How to get a Yahoo Squirrel Group Chat invite? It is really easier than you imagine. Just follow these steps.
1. Go to Yahoo Squirrel.
2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation.
That’s it. You have successfully requested an invitation to Squirrel. You will get the invitation soon.