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Yahoo Messenger services to stop from July 17

San Francisco, June 9: Oath, the subsidiary of telecommunications giant Verizon that operates Yahoo, has announced the final wrap-up of Yahoo Messenger with its services coming to an end on July 17. “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,” Yahoo said in a statement on Friday. “There currently isn’t a replacement product available for Yahoo Messenger,” the company said, adding that it is constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called ‘Yahoo Squirrel’ which is currently in beta form. “Squirrel” is a group messaging app Yahoo started testing last month. Yahoo said that for the next six months, users would be able download their chat history to their personal computer or device. (IANS)