Yahoo has announced plans to permanently axe the public chat rooms feature of its messaging tool. It said in a blog post it would replace the tool, along with other services being removed, with new features.
Does Yahoo Messenger have chat rooms anymore?
Yahoo Messenger, the pioneering messaging app that changed the way users communicated over the Internet, is now officially dead. To recall, California-based company Yahoo announced last month that it would be killing off Yahoo Messenger. Users can now no longer access chats in-app, and the service will no longer work.
Is there still a Yahoo chat?
After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger has been shut down. Users will require to use the Yahoo Squirrel apps to restore chat histories, and maintain contact with friends. In what could be a bad news for all the 90s kids out there, Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after today, July 17, 2018.
What is the alternative to Yahoo Messenger?
The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Yahoo! Messenger are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Free Personal, Open Source), Jitsi (Free, Open Source) and Skype (Freemium).