That's right: Yahoo Messenger just received a July 17 execution date.
Oath didn't immediately respond to request for comment.
After July 17, Yahoo Messenger users will no longer be able to send or receive messages with the app desktop program.
Those wanting to preserve their chat history will need to download it to their device within six months. You may not hear about that, though - while some have fond memories of Yahoo Messenger, we're betting that there aren't a lot of people who've ever heard of Squirrel. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally.
Got to the downloader request site. Yahoo Messenger, on the other hand, failed to evolve as quickly. This gave users the ability to use the service while on mobile devices. Anyone logged into Yahoo could access the service at any time.
The decision to shut down Messenger should hardly come as a surprise. "Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind", Yahoo! acknowledged in posting the death notice.
The company said that while the service has "many loyal fans", it will abandon the chat app in favor of newer messaging tools "that better fit consumer needs".