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Yahoo Messenger has been discontinued

Support for Yahoo Messenger ended on July 17, 2018. The service and access to chat history are no longer available.

Why did Yahoo Messenger go away?

We know there are many loyal fans who used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind. As the communications landscape continues to change, we're focused on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.

I still have the app installed on my computer or phone. Will it still work?

No. Even with the app installed on your computer or phone, access to Yahoo Messenger is no longer available.

Does this impact my Yahoo ID?

Your Yahoo ID will continue to work for other Yahoo products, like Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Fantasy, etc.