Say goodbye to one of your favorite dinosaurs on the internet. Yahoo today announced that its “social Q&A platform, Yahoo Answers” will close on May 4th.
Apart from being blocked, users will no longer be able to post questions or answers on the site starting April 20. Switch to Yahoo Answers Now – What Isn’t the Website You Visit Every Day? – and at the top of the page, you will find a message explaining the outage of service.
“Yahoo Answers will close on May 4, 2021 (Eastern Time) and the Yahoo Answers website will become read-only on April 20, 2021 (Eastern Time),” the order reads. “No changes will be made to other Yahoo properties or services, or to your Yahoo account. For more information on how to stop Yahoo Answers and download your data, please visit this help page.”
According to the FAQ page linked to the message, the read-only version of Yahoo Answers was only available between April 20 and May 4. Yahoo Answers will then cease to exist entirely and will redirect users trying to access the Yahoo homepage.