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Yahoo Groups to be shut down from 21st October

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 October 2019, 15:14 IST

The third largest web-based email service in the world, Yahoo declared that all Yahoo Groups will cease operating from 21st October, Monday, and all Groups content will be pulled off on 14th December.

After 21st October, users will not be able to upload fresh content to groups, but will still remain on the network.

On 14th December, the types of content that will be removed from Yahoo Groups are as follows.

1) Files

2) Polls

3) Links

4) Photos

5) Folders

6) Calender

7) Database

8) Attachments

9) Conversations

10) Email Updates

11) Message Digest

12) Message History

Furthermore, Yahoo Groups will become harder to join as any public group will now be private. They can still be found in search, but users need submit a request to join them.

In order to save guard content from a group before its removed, merely sign into your Yahoo account and download the files directly from your group’s page. First you have to request the data, then Yahoo will dispatch an email when it’s ready for download.

Surprisingly, this change to Yahoo groups was set forth in secrecy, the only mention of it is found in this support document.

Yahoo Groups will still be be extant in a slightest ability after 14th December. Users will be able to connect with fellow group members through emails, and admins will have restricted access to tools.

Jason Scott of The Internet Archive has pledged to maintain as much Yahoo Groups content as possible, so that it might not all be lost forever.

First published: 17 October 2019, 15:14 IST