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RIP Yahoo Messenger: End of a cyber era that lasted  from 1998 to 2018 

RIP Yahoo Messenger: End of a cyber era that lasted  from 1998 to 2018 

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 July 2018 6:58 AM GMT

Yahoo Messenger ended its successful journey of 20 years on July 17, 2018. Logging into the yahoo messenger for the 90’s kids was their first experiences of the World Wide Web when the internet itself was not that popular.

Yahoo messenger was launched on March 9,1998 allowing the users to access yahoo chat rooms. However, as an alternative yahoo is giving the netizens the choice to use the Squirrel service. The Squirrel app is available on both Android and iOS. Yahoo Messenger users will be automatically redirected to Squirrel.

As Yahoo confirmed that it would be shutting down its messaging app, people took it to social media and flooded it with nostalgia. It may be mentioned that users will have six months to download their chat history, and those who will try to use yahoo messenger today will be automatically redirected to the new messaging app Squirrel.

In the contemporary times of Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook, once-revolutionary digital app Yahoo messenger’s demise have saddened its ardent lovers.

Even before emojis became popular, Yahoo already had them. Along with emojis, they had stickers as well. The animated emoticons, shaky webcams, romantic chats, squalid chat rooms added to the charm of this app.

Talking about the demise of this messaging app Abhinanda from Guwahati said “Thank you for the happy times with you. We will cherish these memories forever. RIP yahoo messenger”

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