Yahoo messenger, the top-notch messaging service came to its end in 2018. This particular way of communication is dead after making so many people habitual of it. When the brand Yahoo decided to kill off the Yahoo messenger app, the fans were certainly not happy and were asking for a replacement. Even, if you have the app downloaded on your device, it can not be used. But as the provision of the company, you could get the chats, archives, contacts, and other data that is saved in the server of the company. Yahoo messenger is no longer available to use since July 17, 2018. Though the brand has not mentioned any specific reason for the closure, it has given a heart-break to many. Since the messenger chat service of Yahoo is no longer in use, Yahoo is working to offer other communication platforms to its users so that they don’t feel the absence of Yahoo messenger, and Yahoo squirrel is their new tool.
As a matter of fact, the fanbase of Yahoo messenger was quite vast and there are also some people who were attached to this since its inception, so obviously they all want to download their chat history. There is a way available to download your Yahoo messenger chat history from the Yahoo messenger.
What did Yahoo Say?Yahoo confirmed the closure with the words:
“We know there are many loyal fans who used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind. As the communications landscape continues to change, we're focused on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.”
Well, the chat history of the dead Yahoo messenger will be only available until the end of November 2018. So, let’s see how you can download the Yahoo messenger chat history when the messenger has been shut down:
- First, go to the Yahoo messenger site meant to request your data: https://messenger.yahoo.com/getmydata.
- Now, Sign-in to your respective Yahoo account.
- Select the verification method and type the account key you receive on your selected method of verification.
- Select “Download”
- Now, provide an email address where you want to save the file in which your Yahoo messenger data will be stored.
- Click OK and that’s it!
After saving your chat on the computer/hard drive/ server, Yahoo advises you to delete your app from the system. Yahoo is still working on the replacement, but it is certainly taking longer than usual. However, the closure of the Yahoo messenger app will not affect your Yahoo account in any way and it can be used as before. All the other services namely Yahoo mail, Yahoo News, and Yahoo fantasy will work in a normal manner.
An Alternative:Though Yahoo offers an official way to download the chat history, some of the users still need an app that can help them in this regard. So, there are many third-party apps claiming to help you with data restoration but none of them is still acknowledged by Yahoo. But there is one tool that guarantees the security and safety and i.e. Yahoo! Archive Manipulator (any brand would work). This tool can be installed on your device and it will help you install the Yahoo chat history on your device or server. You just need to install the app on your device, run the setup file, and complete the installation.
Then, you just log-in to your Yahoo account and then click on “conversation”. The app will automatically decode and save conversation history.
The major benefit of this tool is, you can access your Yahoo chat history anytime anywhere on your computer or server.
Important Note: Using a third-party tool is totally an alternative as we have the official way to restore the Yahoo messenger chat history. So, make sure you check yourself before using the said tool.
Words of Conclusion:We all miss Yahoo messenger as it was one of the pioneer platforms of communication. But we all expect Yahoo to come up with the better. As we all have our memories with Yahoo, we should definitely keep our conversation saved with us.
With this, we would like to conclude this article.
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