Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th2021-04-06 14:35 by Daniela
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After more than 15 years on the internet, Yahoo! Answers is shutting down next month. Yahoo previously shut down Yahoo Groups in 2019 and deleted everything after giving users a chance to download their own content.
Like many corners of the internet, Yahoo Answers has become a cesspool of conspiracy theories and outlandish questions that dragged down Yahoo's brand as it tries to move upscale. For example, one of the top questions on the website Tuesday morning asks "Is Yahoo Answers being shut down because conservatives have exposed the Socialist takeover of America?"
"While Yahoo Answers was once a key part of Yahoo's products and services, it has become less popular over the years as the needs of our members have changed," the company says in a message to users. "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."
The company will start sunsetting the platform on April 20th. That's when it plans to stop accepting new submissions. After May 4th, you'll have until June 30th to download an archive of content you posted to the website. Yahoo said that "it can take up to 30 days to receive your content download." The data will be provided in JSON format.
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