"Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018.
Learn more about this change and how it will affect you."
YAHOO IS GONE ON 17 JUL 2018 FOREVER FROM THIS PLANET
Why is Yahoo Messenger going away?
We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind. As the communications landscape continues to change over, we're focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.
Is there a replacement product for Yahoo Messenger?
There currently isn’t a replacement product available for Yahoo Messenger. We're constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called Yahoo Squirrel (currently in beta). You can request an invite at squirrel.yahoo.com.
Can I download my chat history?
For the next 6 months, you can download your chat history to you personal computer or device.
Got to the downloader request site.
Select a verification method, then enter the Account Key sent to you.
Enter the email where you want the file sent and click OK.
Watch your email for the file.
I still have the app installed on my computer or phone. Will it still work?
After July 17, 2018, you won't be able to access or sign in to Yahoo Messenger. We recommend that you delete the app after you've downloaded your chat history and anything else you’d like to save.
Does this impact my Yahoo ID?
No, your Yahoo ID will continue to work for other Yahoo products, like Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Fantasy, etc.