Yahoo Groups is finishing the ultimate stage of shutting down on December 15, 2020, at which era will probably be totally faraway from the online.
The technique of shutting down Yahoo Groups, a as soon as thriving web site filled with vibrant communities, started final yr.
First, Yahoo disabled the flexibility to use Groups in October 2019. New content material might now not be contributed to Groups, however present content material might nonetheless be seen and downloaded.
Content in Yahoo Groups turned now not viewable in December 2019, and customers had till January 2020 to obtain their knowledge.
We will cease making the content material out there or viewable from the https://t.co/AI347YbZxo portal at 11:59 PM PT on Dec 14, 2019, however we won’t delete it till all requests submitted prior to Jan 31, 2020 have been processed.
— Yahoo Customer Care (@YahooCare) December 10, 2019
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Until now, a stripped down model of Yahoo Groups has existed on the online. Its solely functionality is permitting group members to ship non-public messages between one another.
Soon, the final remaining perform of Yahoo Groups can be eliminated and the web site itself won’t be accessible.
An announcement pertaining to the closure of Yahoo Groups now seems on the teams.yahoo.com homepage.
The announcement reads:
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“We’re shutting down the Yahoo Groups web site on December 15, 2020 and members will now not find a way to ship or obtain emails from Yahoo Groups.
Yahoo Mail options will proceed to perform as anticipated and there can be no adjustments to your Yahoo Mail account, emails, photographs or different inbox content material.
There can even be no adjustments to different Yahoo properties or providers. You can discover extra details about the Yahoo Groups shutdown and various service choices on this assist web page.”
The assist web page which Yahoo refers to compiles plenty of often requested questions concerning the shut down of Groups.
Yahoo cites a decline in utilization of Yahoo Groups as the explanation for shutting it down:
“Yahoo Groups has seen a gradual decline in utilization over the past a number of years. Over that very same interval, we’ve witnessed unprecedented ranges of engagement throughout our properties as clients search out premium, reliable content material.
While these selections are by no means straightforward, we should typically make troublesome selections relating to merchandise that now not match our long-term technique as we hone our focus on different areas of the enterprise.”
Though Yahoo Mail will proceed to work, messages can now not be despatched or acquired from Yahoo Groups members after December 15.
The assist web page reads: “If you try to email your group after December 15, your message will not be delivered and you will receive a failure notification.”
If you’re a former consumer of Yahoo Groups, and there are particular group members you would like to keep in touch with, it seems like the one choice is to alternate contact info.
For these in search of alternate options to Yahoo Groups, the corporate’s high suggestions is Nextdoor. There’s even a assist web page about transferring a Yahoo Group to a Nextdoor Group.
Yahoo additionally factors to Facebook Groups, Google Groups, and Groups.io as potential alternate options.