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Updated by Vaishnavi Kumar on Jun 15, 2016
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Things We'll Miss About Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo has officially announced that Yahoo Messenger will shut down on August 5th. If you're one of the early internet savvy users, you probably found solace in the yahoo messenger's chat rooms. Here's a list of some of the things we really miss about Yahoo Messenger from it's prime days. Feel free to add to the list!

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Yahoo Chat rooms

Yahoo Chat rooms

Remember being able to chat with friends and even strangers from all over the world at the same time in Yahoo Chat rooms? Public chat rooms used to be one of the main features of Messenger until it was shut down in 2012 as part of a series of features being changed/added/deleted.

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Changing Avatars

Changing Avatars

If you used Yahoo Messenger regularly, you probably agree that changing and customizing avatars was one of the most fun things to do on Yahoo Messenger!

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Coming Home From School And Spending Hours On Messenger

Coming Home From School And Spending Hours On Messenger

As a 90s kid, your earliest memory of social networking is coming back from school as soon as possible to spend hours on Yahoo Messenger chatting!

4

Playing Games With A Friend

Playing Games With A Friend

Much before Facebook started Candy Crush, we had games on Yahoo Messenger. You could invite a friend to play with you or you could access games and applications through the conversation window by clicking the games icon and challenging your current contact.

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Faking Your Profile

Faking Your Profile

Internet had a bad reputation back then because it was a new thing so most people would fake their names and basically their whole profile to not fall victim to cyber crime.

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Waiting For Your Friends To Come Online

Waiting For Your Friends To Come Online

Messenger was only accessible when you had a computer and internet access. It also meant that when you had to chat with someone you had to wait for them to come online compared to how whatsapp and other messenger apps work these days.

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Messenger Themes

Messenger Themes

Messenger had a lot of options to change the theme of individual chats according to our preferences!

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Messenger Emoticons

Messenger Emoticons

Messenger introduced us to the world of emoticons, suddenly we had an emoticon to express every single emotion we had easily over social media! (We had to use the specific characters to create the emogis though)

9

Yahoo Scribbler

Yahoo Scribbler

Imagine using an online version of 'Paint' where you could paint along with your friend on the same artboard. Yahoo Scribbler allowed just that!

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A Messenger Account

A Messenger Account

Chances are you still have your messenger account and hearing this announcement has made you nostalgic about the old days. Check if your account still exists and say your goodbyes while you can!