Yahoo Groups is set to be shut down on December 15, 2020, when Verizon plans to take the group.yahoo.com website offline for good.
Verizon, which bought Yahoo in 2017, announced the decision today in emails sent to Yahoo Groups users and a message posted on the Yahoo Groups website. It marks the end of the road for one of the internet’s largest message board system of its time.
Web service provider Yahoo is to close its ill-fated social media platform, Yahoo Groups, in the coming weeks, as it has seen “a steady decline in usage” over the last several years.
Its closure means that users will no longer be able to send or receive messages from their group members.
“Thank you for helping us build one of the earliest digital communities – we’re proud and honored to have forged countless connections over the last 20 years and played a small part in helping build your communities,” a statement from Yahoo said.
For more information about the shutdown, users can check FAQs here.