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YAHOO TO SHUT DOWN ITS INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICE

By Mukul Arora . 9th June 2018 04:30pm
YAHOO TO SHUT DOWN ITS INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICE

It's an end for one of the very first tech giant 'Yahoo'. Today the company announced that it would be shutting down its instant messaging service Yahoo Messenger. The decision was taken after Facebook's takeover of the instant messaging platforms. The company had not given any specified reason for shutting down its Messenger service but as per reports, it would be because of heavy competition from Whatsapp, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger. The company said that currently, they don't have any substitute for the application so they have decided to shut it down. The company is currently working on some different apps and services. An official statement from the company read; “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).” “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,” it notes. “As the communications landscape continues to change over, we’re focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.” ; they added. Squirrel is a group messaging app which was started by Yahoo one year back. The app is still in the testing and soon it may be launched in the market. For now, Yahoo has not broken out people which are currently using its services. Any user which is using any of the Yahoo services is automatically connected with the Yahoo messenger. The company said that they are shutting down their messaging service but mailing and other services associated with the system will work normally.