Yahoo! Messenger! Is! Dying!

Yahoo! has set a kill date for the desktop version of its Messenger chat tool.

The Purple Palace has notified users that as of August 5, it will be pulling the plug on the standalone Messenger app. Instead, users will need to migrate to either the browser-based version of Messenger or the new Yahoo! Messenger mobile app.

"We intend to continue our focused efforts on the new Messenger, with a goal of delivering the best experience to our users," Yahoo says of the move. ®

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