TechCrunch: Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

TechCrunch: Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel. “It’s the end of an era for Yahoo Messenger, one of the first instant messaging apps on the market. Today, Oath (which also owns TechCrunch) announced that it would be winding down the service on July 17 as it continues to experiment and consider how and if it can have a relevant place in the messaging landscape amid huge domination from Facebook and others in mobile apps.”

Yahoo Messenger, Now With Video

Yahoo Messenger now supports video. “Launching today, video in Messenger makes it even easier to show rather than tell when you want to share experiences with the people you care about. Now available on both the iOS and Android app globally, you can send videos in one-on-one and group conversations!”