Yahoo announced that Yahoo Answers will no longer be available starting in May.
Yes, the thousands of questions on Yahoo Answers will disappear, although users will be able to download their content.
Yahoo Answers will cease to exist next month
Recall that Yahoo Answers was launched in 2005 and has survived Yahoo’s many changes and ups and downs. And while no one may miss it anymore, the closure of this service may come as a blow to nostalgic users who spent hours on one of the oldest question-and-answer platforms.
The closure of Yahoo Answers has a more than obvious reason, it has long ceased to be relevant. And not to mention all the controversies, bizarre questions, and answers that have characterized the platform in recent years.
While the final shutdown will be in May, Yahoo has created a timeline for how they will handle the platform and user content until that deadline. As mentioned in the Help Center, as of April 20, it will no longer be possible to post or answer questions on Yahoo Answers. And May 4 will be the final shutdown. Anyone trying to log in will be redirected to the Yahoo page.
If any user wishes to keep their content, they can request a download from this link, bearing in mind that there is time until June 30 to complete this process. Once you request the download of your data, Yahoo will notify you via email when your data is available.
This includes all the content that the user has created in Yahoo Answers, whether it is questions, answers, images, etc. One thing to note is that after June 30 it will no longer be possible to retrieve any of your content.
There is no requirement to download content, so those who choose not to take any action will simply see their content deleted with the closure of the service. And of course, the closure of Yahoo Answers will not affect the rest of Yahoo’s services, so users will not have to take any action.