After serving as perhaps the longest running Q&A platform ever in the history of the internet, Yahoo Answers in finally shutting down. The platform has been operating since 2005 and will shut down on May 4th, 2021. After that day, Yahoo will began redirecting users to its homepage and the archives will be deleted.
Yahoo announced the news on Yahoo Answers’ homepage. The message links to an FAQ that further clarifies more things such as the timeline of shutdown and how to download your data. For those wondering how, you can download all user-generated content including your Questions list, Questions, Answers list, Answers, and any images posted on the platform. However, you won’t be able to download someone else’s content, questions, or answers.
Here is the note that was sent to the members of Yahoo Answers that provides a little more detail –
Perhaps it was a good decision afterall.