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For a time, Yahoo Messenger was one of the popular messaging apps that kept folks together. However, other apps became available in the market – each with a feature that pushed Yahoo toward the end of the line.

Unable to keep up with the innovations of modern-day communication, Yahoo Messenger soon will be a thing of the past. According to the Yahoo support page, YM will be shutting down on July 17.

There is no telling how many people still use Yahoo Messenger. Select folks who are using it can still do so — but for only about a month.

With the impending closure of Yahoo Messenger, a potential replacement could be Yahoo Squirrel, a group messaging service. There is no official word if Squirrel will take the place of Messenger.

Right now, users are urged to sign up for the group messaging service. It currently is on an invite-only testing phase. For those interested, apply to test it here.

Yahoo IDs remain usable for other services such as Yahoo Mail. Folks who may have important information via their chat histories can request to have their data downloaded here.

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Lamar Green

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