For several years, Yahoo services have witnessed a continuous decline in the number of users and as a result the company has now decided to close Yahoo groups as of December 15, 2020, and stated in an official statement published by the company on its website that the decline in the user base was the main reason behind this decision.
The company said, “Yahoo Groups have seen a steady decline in usage over the past several years, and during the same period, we have seen unprecedented levels of engagement across our properties as customers seek premium and trustworthy content, and while these decisions are never easy.” “We have to sometimes make difficult decisions about products that no longer fit our long-term strategy because we have refined our focus on other areas of the business.”
The company Yahoo had provided Yahoo Groups service in 2001 in order to compete with Reddit, Google Groups and Facebook Groups, and the company also stated that the creation of new groups will be suspended from October 15, and as of December 15 people will not be able to send and receive emails on groups Yahoo.
Besides, users will also not be able to access the website, and on the other hand, Yahoo Mail will continue to operate as it is, and the company also added, “The emails that you have sent and received will remain in your email, although the December 15th messages will not. It is sent or received by members of your group, and if you try to send an email to your group after December 15th, your message will not be sent and you will receive a failure notification. ‘