On April 5, Yahoo confirmed that they would be shutting down Yahoo Answers permanently. Here’s a look at why the change is being made as we look into some of the funniest and best Yahoo Answers.
Yahoo Answers was launched in 2005 and allowed users to ask questions and reply to others. This feature also allowed people to upvote an answer in the hope of making its visibility better. As the internet space evolved, the usage of Yahoo Answers also dropped. Here’s a look at what happened.
Why is Yahoo Answers shutting down?
In an official statement, Yahoo revealed that they had decided to shut down Yahoo Answers because “it has become less popular over the years as the needs of our members have changed.”
The website further noted: “To that end, we have decided to shift our resources away from Yahoo Answers to focus on products that better serve our members and deliver on Yahoo’s promise of providing premium trusted content.”
When is Yahoo Answers shutting down?
Yahoo Answers will shut down on May 4, 2021. Starting from April 20, the users will not be able to post any new questions or answers to the website. However, the users can view the questions and answers posted on the platform until May 4.
In case you are worried about your date, Yahoo has solved that problem as well. The website states: ” If you would like to download a copy of your questions and answers you have posted, you can do this by signing into Your Privacy Dashboard and requesting a download. You will be able to do this until June 30th, 2021 after which your Yahoo Answers data will be securely deleted and no longer available.”
Funniest Yahoo Answers explored
After the news of Yahoo Answers shutting down hit social media, Twitter users have been sharing some of the best and funniest Yahoo Answers so far. Here’s a look at some of them.