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Yahoo Answers is shutting down

Yahoo Answers is shutting down

Say “goodbye” to one of the internet’s favorite dinosaurs.

Yahoo announced today that its’ social Q&A platform, Yahoo Answers, will shut down on May 4.

In addition to the shut down, users will no longer be able to post questions or answers on the site beginning on April 20.

Head on over to Yahoo Answers right now — what that’s not a site you already visit daily? — and you’ll find a message at the top of the page explaining the sunsetting of the service.

Yahoo Answers is shutting down

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“Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4, 2021 (Eastern Time) and beginning April 20, 2021 (Eastern Time) the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode,” reads the prompt. “There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.” Read more…

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