Just like that, the unassuming masses had the large majority of their chat options cut off completely.
This was a response to an evolving set of needs from the average consumer, so the only people who really noticed the disappearance of the chat rooms were aficionados of the form, and that subculture had been drastically thinning for a while already.
Seeing the success of apps like Snap Chat, Yahoo reworked and relaunched their Yahoo Messenger App at the end of 2016.
123stopped responding to support tickets in February of 2015 and abruptly shut down its website in October of 2016.
Tech exploits are not the only reasons chat site close.Either technology gains have left them vulnerable to exploit or the cost to run and update the site was more than was being generated.Sites like The-Park founded in 1994 grew to 700,000 registered members before shutting down in 2001.I must admit I am torn as to how I feel about these developments.On one hand they may bring about the resurgence of chat rooms but on the other hand I hope they fail for casting off a service so many of us loved when they were on top. We hope to give you closure with specific answers to when and why your favorite chat site closed down. Plagued by spammers, pedophiles and dwindling numbers yahoo viewed their chatrooms more as a liability than a money maker.