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After 20 Years,Yahoo Messenger Is Shutting Down

It is true that 'nothing lasts forever'.

Yahoo is set to discontinue its Messenger app in just over a month's time.

"Until then, you can continue to use the service normally," Yahoo! says. "After July 17, you'll no longer be able to access your chats and the service will no longer work."

The decision to shut down Messenger should hardly come as a surprise. 

The desktop version was killed off in 2016 and, with Yahoo! transitioning from a standalone company to a piece of Verizon's Oath content network, many chunks of the old Purple Palace are destined for the scrap heap.

Yahho Messenger was first launched in 1998 as Yahoo! Pager.

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