Updates to Yahoo Messenger features

Here at Yahoo, we aspire to make the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining.  More than ever, we’re focused on building products that are beautiful and meaningful for our users. Sometimes, this means we have to make tough decisions -- like closing down features that we feel aren’t adding enough value for you. This helps us spend more energy on creating experiences that make Yahoo the most fun way to spend your time.

With this in mind, we have decided to discontinue several Yahoo product features. You can find more details below:

Yahoo Messenger Public Chat Rooms

The Yahoo Messenger Public Chat Rooms will close down on December 14, 2012. 

Yahoo Messenger Pingbox

As of December 14, 2012, Pingbox will no longer be available on Yahoo Messenger.

Yahoo Messenger interoperability with Microsoft Windows Live Messenger

Yahoo Messenger will no longer be interoperable with Microsoft Windows Live Messenger as of December 14, 2012.

Yahoo Voice Phone In and Phone Out feature

Effective January 30, 2013, we will no longer offer Yahoo Voice Phone In and Phone Out capabilities, our co-branded landline and mobile phone service from Jajah.

Thank you to everyone who have used these features. We plan to keep innovating and building great Yahoo products that will delight our users in the years to come.

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