Legacy Yahoo Messenger client to be phased out August 5

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Legacy Yahoo Messenger client to be phased out August 5
The company will, instead, continue to focus its efforts on the new version of Messenger, 'with a goal of delivering the best experience to our users'

MANILA, Philippines – If you’re still using the older versions of the Yahoo Messenger client, you’ll want to make an upgrade to a newer model sooner rather than later.

Yahoo announced on Friday, June 10, that the legacy version of the Yahoo Messenger client will be retiring on August 5.

“While today we provide basic interoperation between the legacy product and the new Messenger,” the company wrote on the Yahoo blog, “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.”

The company will, instead, continue to focus its efforts on the new version of Messenger, “with a goal of delivering the best experience to our users.”

Engadget added the legacy version of Messenger has been serving people since 1998, previously under the name Yahoo Pager. The introduction of a modern take on Yahoo Messenger last year, however, meant it would eventually be phased out to keep the program going with the best support.

The change also means users attempting to use the legacy version of Yahoo Messenger or its associated API on a third-party app will be unable to log in or send messages by August 5. Rappler.com

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.