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Yahoo to reboot messenger; legacy service will no longer have support from August 5th

After 18 years of operations, Yahoo announced it is shuttering its old Yahoo Messenger service. The company said that the legacy versions of Yahoo Messenger will not be available from August 5th. Engadget points out that third party apps built on top of Yahoo's API will no longer be able to send and recieve messages. However, Yahoo announced a new Messenger in December 2015 updated with features features like instant photo sharing, support for GIFs, and also an option to unsend messages. Currently, a basic interoperation between the older product and the new Messenger is provided, enabling the two versions to work together as a combined system. "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," Yahoo added. At the time, Yahoo…

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