Yahoo has announced that it will be shutting down its old Messenger on August 5. After that users will not be able to access their old chats.
The company revealed the same via a blogpost . They have asked their users to update the new app by 5 August.
According to the blogpost, the decision is made by the company to streamline its services and focus on its strength. The new Messenger is available in the App store and Google play.
The original app was introduced in 1998 as Yahoo Pager but Yahoo revamped the app in December 2015. The company will now focus on core products- Mail, search, tumblr, news, sports, finance and Lifestyles. The new app combines the features from Flickr, tumblr and Xobni. The app has also got the ability to un-send comments and images. The company has also announced that it will shut down its personalized widget service, Yahoo recommends on September 1,2016.