With the rise of the internet in the 1990’s, chat rooms, online forums, and instant messaging became widespread, including IRC, Yahoo! Critical mass was gained as AOL introduced chat rooms as part of its internet service in 1989.People used chat to connect with friends or family down the street or halfway around the world.It lacked some basic functions such as webcam support and Chat, and has since been discontinued.It was arguably the better looking and functional in respect to windows and tabs management but was eventually discontinued by Yahoo.Then I did a google search on the company name, doesn't exist.
On 30 January, Yahoo will also stop offering its paid-for Jajah-based Vo IP features, Yahoo Voice Phone In and Phone Out. we have to make tough decisions, like closing down features that we feel aren't adding enough value for you," Yahoo said in a Friday blog post.This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernising our core Yahoo products experiences and of course, create new ones." Yahoo is indeed in a period of great flux, with new chief executive Marissa Mayer — who IM features RIP Yahoo Chat Rooms has proved to be a troublesome feature for the company at times, notably when underage sex-themed rooms were revealed in 2005.The feature has effectively been phased out over recent years, with users losing the ability to create new rooms.This week, all eyes will be on San Diego, California for the first ever Microsoft Lync Conference.Persistent Chat, a hidden gem in Lync, will be featured front and center as it is no longer a separate component, but is part of the overall user experience and is more integrated within the Lync 2013 server architecture.