New Delhi:Facing a steady decline in usage over the last several years, Yahoo has made the decision to shut down Yahoo Groups from on December 15.
Verizon, which bought Yahoo in 2017, announced the decision on Tuesday which marks the end of the road for one of the largest message board systems on the Web of its time.
On October 12, the creation of new groups will be disabled and from 15th December onwards, people will no longer be able to send and receive emails from Yahoo Groups.
"The emails you have sent and received will remain in your email, though beginning December 15 messages will not be sent or received from your group members. If you try to email your group after December 15, your message will not be delivered and you will receive a failure notification," the company informed.
The website will no longer be accessible too. Yahoo Mail will continue to function normally..
The Yahoo Groups service was launched in 2001 and could not compete against new platforms like Reddit, Google Groups and Facebook Groups.
That US wireless communications service provider Verizon bought Yahoo's tottering internet business for a mere $4.8 billion in 2017.
(This report is from IANS feed with edits)