Yahoo announced the closure of Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running and most popular web-based question-and-answer platforms in Internet history, on May 4.
Yahoo Answers – available since 2005 – will begin on May 4 redirecting to the Yahoo home page, and it is clear that not all of the service’s archives will be available.
The company, which is now part of Verizon Media Group after selling the telecom company for nearly $ 5 billion in 2017, announced the change at the top of the Yahoo Answers homepage.
The message is linked Frequently asked questions Which outlines the timeline for the closure, as the platform, from April 20, will no longer accept new applications.
Yahoo gives users until June 30 to request data, otherwise access to it will not be available after that, and this includes all user content, including a list of questions and questions, a list of answers and answers, and any pictures, but you will not be able to download other users’ content, questions or answers.
A note sent to active members provides more details about why Yahoo closed the platform, including that it has become less popular over the years and that the company has decided to shift resources to focus on products that better serve members.
“We launched Yahoo Answers sixteen years ago to help people around the world connect, share information, ask and answer questions on a variety of topics, and create a global community for sharing knowledge,” the company said.
She added: While Yahoo Answers has been a major part of Yahoo’s products and services, it has become less popular over the years as member needs change, and to that end, we have decided to shift our resources away from the platform to focus on products that better serve members and fulfill Yahoo’s promise to deliver trusted content. Excellent.
The closure will not affect the Yahoo account or other company services.
Google has its own question-and-answer section, and when it comes to most questions, the company’s search engine provides a tool that allows you to get a quick answer without going to another website.