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Yahoo answers, the internet’s leading question-and-answer platform, is permanently shutting down after providing useful — sometimes painfully useless — answers to ALL our questions for over 15 years.
“Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4, 2021 (Eastern Time),” the announcement of the Yahoo Answers website reads. “The website won't be accessible. If you try to access Yahoo Answers on May 4th you'll be redirected to the Yahoo homepage.”
Additionally, the website will just be on read-only mode beginning April 20 and avid users will have until June 30 to download content, limited to their Questions list, Questions, Answers list, Answers, and any images.
In a statement via The Verge, the Yahoo Answers team said that there is a decline in the popularity of the platform over the years as the needs of its members have changed.
“To that end, we have decided to shift our resources away from Yahoo Answers to focus on products that better serve our members and deliver on Yahoo’s promise of providing premium trusted content,” the statement reads.
Nevertheless, the Verizon-owned company reiterated that the changes are specific to Yahoo Answer and no changes will be made to other Yahoo properties or services, or Yahoo accounts
‘Rest in cyberspace, good friend’
Netizens online mourn the sudden announcement by sharing their favorite posts from the website.