Yahoo has announced plans to permanently axe the public chat rooms feature of its messaging tool. It said in a blog post it would replace the tool, along with other services being removed, with new features. The company said it would now focus on modernising its core Yahoo products experiences.
What happened to online chatrooms?
Once the mass population had transitioned to social networks from chat rooms, owners of chat rooms began to shut them down. AOL did so in 2010, followed by Yahoo! in 2012, and MSN in 2014. Same reasons 8tracks disappeared. AOL chat rooms died along with 56k dial-up modems.
Do chat rooms still exist 2019?
There are many apps that allow for group chats, but if youre looking for chat rooms you can join at will, here are the best ones. Chat rooms dont get the love they once did. AOL Instant Messenger, IRC, and other similar chat services dont really exist much anymore despite the spike in data-driven messaging services.
Are chatrooms dead?
Instant messaging, and commenting served as the new mode of online communication, and chat rooms came to be seen as unpleasantly tacky rather than commonly useful. At least chat rooms are still around. You probably know that they arent necessarily dead - they just arent the public channel of text-form conversation.