Messenger updating yahoo
But the feature could also be a turnoff for people concerned with posterity -- or for bickering couples who can't go back to a reliable transcript after an argument.Shoemaker acknowledges that the feature is a "trade-off." The updated app is also designed to let you send hundreds of pictures at a time, quickly.After August 5th, anyone still using the legacy Messenger will no longer be able to log in or send messages.Same goes for messages sent through third-party apps built on top of Yahoo's API.That's due to technology Shoemaker developed at Cooliris, the chat startup Yahoo bought last year, bringing him to the company.
Apparently those two groups aren't enough to keep supporting such a dinosaur of an app.
In a blog post, Yahoo explained the shut down: While today we provide basic interoperation between the legacy product and the new Messenger, we encourage all of our users to complete their transition to the new Yahoo Messenger as we will no longer support the legacy platform as of August 5, 2016.
We intend to continue our focused efforts on the new Messenger, with a goal of delivering the best experience to our users.
Facebook paid billion last year for Whats App, the chat service that has exploded in popularity and that, by the way, was co-founded by former Yahoo employees.
Other players like Snapchat, with its ephemeral messaging shtick, have also been a huge hit with teens and young adults.