Yahoo Messenger is shutting down

Yahoo Messenger, one of the first instant messengers, will shut down the service on July 17. The company is not specific about its reasons for shutting down Messenger, but the writing has been on the wall for some time, given the dominance today of Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger, Snapchat, WeChat and a number of others. Notably, Oath also shut down AIM, AOL’s equivalent messaging app, in October. Yahoo says that you can download your chat history on Messenger for the next six months by going here. Files go to your computer or device — but not specifically to another messaging app.
Yahoo Messenger alternatives are: WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger