Yahoo Answers closes after 16 years

And another part of us born together with the Internet is leaving. In fact, after 16 years, Yahoo Answers, the question and answer site that we have all used at least once in our lives , closes , the " Stack Overflow of ordinary people".

This was made known by Yahoo itself , through a press release sent by email to all its users:

We launched Yahoo Answers sixteen years ago with the goal of helping people around the world connect and share information. With you and millions of other users, we are building the best place on the Internet to ask and answer questions on many topics, creating a community to share global knowledge. While we couldn't be more proud of what we have accomplished together, we are contacting you today to let you know that we have decided to close Yahoo Answers on May 4, 2021.

This therefore removes not only the ability to ask new questions or send answers to existing questions, but the entire site will be made inaccessible.

We will therefore no longer receive answers to questions posed on Google such as "what's the name of that song that makes turuturuturu?"

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The reasons for the closure of Yahoo Answers

The reasons for the closure of Yahoo Answers are easily understood, but in the press release itself we find the official reason for this decision:

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Although Yahoo Answers was once a core part of Yahoo's products and services, it has lost popularity over the years as our members' needs have changed. With this in mind, we have decided to divert resources dedicated to Yahoo Answers to invest in products that better serve our members and that fulfill Yahoo's commitment to provide reliable, top-quality content.

When will the official closure take place?

Yahoo has informed that starting from April 20, 2021, it will no longer be possible to publish new questions or answers and that the site will become inaccessible starting from May 4, 2021 .

As of April 20, you will no longer be able to post new questions or answers. However, you can continue to review the questions and answers posted until May 4th. On May 4th the site will be closed. To download a copy of the questions and answers you have posted, log into your privacy control panel and request a download. You can do this until June 30, 2021. After this date, all your data in Yahoo Answers will be securely deleted and no longer available.

Thanks for your contribution to Yahoo Answers. We are proud and honored to have helped you connect and learn from the Yahoo community for the past sixteen years.

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