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Yahoo Messenger finally bids goodbye, 90's kids bid emotional goodbye on Twitter

As Yahoo Messenger finally shuts down today, the nostalgic netizen bid emotional goodbye on Twitter. 

Written by: India TV Tech Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 17, 2018 13:20 IST ]

Yahoo Messenger finally bids goodbye, 90's kids bid emotional goodbye on Twitter

It all started with Yahoo! Isn’t it? Chatting meant Yahoo Messenger. The cute-little yellow faces were so popular back then. It was one-of-a-kind experience to hear that buzz sound, having one of your friends giving you the latest updates on the school gossips on the messenger. It was our first rendezvous with the World Wide Web. With Yahoo finally pulling its plug today, we’re suddenly feeling older. As the messenger shuts down today, the users are getting a window of six months to download their chat history. Those who are trying to use Yahoo Messeger today will be redirected to the new group messaging app Squirrel.

While those belonging to the Noughties might not be very much affected by Yahoo Messenger’s end, the news of its demise brought back thousands of memories to the 90’s kids.

As soon as the messenger app announced shut-down, the 90’s kids started pouring nostalgia on Twitter.

The older version of Yahoo was shut down on August 5 in 2016. The newer version was launched in December 2015, which has shut down today. Yahoo Messenger finally pulls the plug after almost 20 years of making the debut. It was the first real platform for real-time communication that allowed sending images and real-time updates. People who wish to download their chat history can go to the downloader request site, sign in and select a verification method. Enter the account key. Click download and enter the email where the chat history file can be send. Then, you’re good to go. The company recommends users to delete the Yahoo Messenger app after downloading the chat history.

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