The legacy version of Yahoo messenger will take his last breath on 5th August, yes you read that right, the service which started in the 1998 and gained popularity in late 2000’s is certainly going to be missed as yahoo is cutting off the old-school legendary and standalone version of the desktops and you will no longer be enjoying the white and purple interface.
Since the evolution of new instant messaging apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, Line etc. we knew that sooner or later the news is going to be come and with this news an era has finally ended. But there is a twist in the tale as the company might be killing off the old version but you can anytime switch up to Yahoo’s newest version of Messenger available as a web app, a smartphone app, or as part of Yahoo Mail’s for desktop application.
As far as the Yahoo’s blog goes it reads:
“In December of 2015, we announced a brand new Yahoo Messenger for mobile, the Web and in Yahoo Mail on the desktop, built on a new modern platform. This complete revamp brings users an incredibly fast, beautiful and smart way to send – and un-send – messages, photos and animated GIFs in 1:1 and group conversations. While today we provide basic interoperation between the legacy product and the new Messenger, we encourage all of our users to complete their transition to the new Yahoo Messenger as we will no longer support the legacy platform as of August 5, 2016. We intend to continue our focused efforts on the new Messenger, with a goal of delivering the best experience to our users.”
However, the newest version cannot compensate for the memories of using the older version. Those late night chat-rooms, those talks with random people, choosing your avatar for the chat and then finally the best one, going online within minutes of reaching home from school and searching for someone in chat rooms. How can one forget all this?