Verizon who purchased Yahoo for $4.5 billion last 2017 released an announcement on Oct.14 that yahoo groups will be gone on Dec.15 this year.
Yahoo Groups was released in 2001 which features message posting, mailing lists, uploading files and photos that are set for a number of audience. However, with numerous tech companies developing different apps that pretty much did the same thing, yahoo group remained stagnant with users edged out of the platform.
As of now, Verizon is slowly transitioning its users out of the platform. Users cannot upload, download nor create new content, however they can still send emails to members of the group until Dec 15. New groups also cannot be created anymore. For some unknown reason, Verizon did not give chance for the users to archive their content before removing them.
In 2019, the company deleted existing content in the platform. The website will not be accessible anymore on the said date. Verizon is giving a chance for users to complete their business before Dec. 15. So for those who still use Yahoo Groups, its unfortunate that its time to pack up and go.
Once the email giant, now ends the era for millennial users. 115 billion users were said to be on the platform which varies from students to professionals. Yahoo announced this back in 2010 but as rival platforms popped up, its users eventually left leaving them to this decision.
Millennials and early internet users pretty much make up the Yahoo Groups users in which some did stood loyal to the platform, to use for professional or educational purposes. It is sad to see a once top performing site have a decline of users and eventually shut down. Verizon is tech company which stands as one of the largest in the world.