The company announced that it will close Yahoo Answers on May 4, with the message it sends to active users and the note on the FAQ page. Users will be able to download their data from the platform until June 30th.
Launched in June 2005 as an information sharing platform, Yahoo Answers is permanently closed by the company. From May 4th, users will be redirected to the Yahoo home page if they wish to enter the Yahoo Answers page.
Until June 30, users will be able to download their data
Yahoo, which was acquired by Verizon Media Group for $ 5 billion in 2017, says the drop in popularity is one of the reasons the platform ended.
The company also announced the roadmap for the platform’s shutdown. Users will no longer be able to post new questions or answers as of April 20, but will be able to view posted questions and answers until May 4. The site will be closed on May 4. Until June 30, users will be able to download all of their Yahoo Answers data.
The company sent an additional note to active members of the Yahoo Answers community explaining the shutdown. In Yahoo’s message: “We launched Yahoo Answers sixteen years ago to help people from all over the world connect and share information. You and millions of other users are the best place on the web and global to ask and answer questions on various topics. We have created a knowledge sharing community. We are proud of what we have accomplished together, but we are reaching out to inform you that we have decided to close Yahoo Answers on May 4, 2021. “