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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 | MYT 3:26 PM

After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger will shut down on July 17

After 20 years of connecting friends, family and random people from all over the world, the iconic Yahoo Messenger will bid farewell to its fans next month.

Users have until July 17 to get their fix of Yahoo Messenger, as they will not be able to access their chats after that, states Yahoo on its website.

The company explains that while it constantly experiments with new services and apps, there currently isn't a replacement product for Yahoo Messenger.

However, it recommends its users to try its invite-only group messaging app Yahoo Squirrel that is currently in beta testing. You can request for an invite at

Yahoo reminds its users that they can download their chat history to their personal computer or device through the end of November this year.

First, they have to go to the download request site and sign in. After selecting a verification method, users need to enter the Account Key sent to them. Then click download and wait for the file to be sent to your e-mail.

The website also states that the termination of Yahoo Messenger will not affect its other services like Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Fantasy and more.