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Yahoo has announced that all content in the Yahoo Groups will be permanently removed

Yahoo has announced that it will remove all content from its free long-running discussion boards, Yahoo Groups.

While Yahoo said in a statement that the Yahoo Groups site will continue to exist, users will no longer be able to post new content to the site by October 21, and by December 14, all previously published content on the site will be permanently removed.

Content that will be affected includes files, polls, links, photos, folders, database, calendar, attachments, conversations, email updates, message variations, and message history.

"You have to save everything you've set up by that date," it said.

Users will also be able to download their data from the site's privacy panel, Yahoo said.

The company added that all public groups would be private or restricted, giving administrators limited access and managing different group settings and administration tools.

All new members of the group will have to request an invitation or be invited by the administrator to join a private or restricted group, Yahoo said.

Yahoo has encouraged users who still want to share information and files with their groups to do so by email.

"You will still be able to communicate with your groups via email and search for private groups on the site," the company said.

Yahoo did not specify the reason for the decision to withdraw from the Yahoo Groups site.

Yahoo's core business was acquired by Verizon, a $ 4.5 billion contract that was completed in 2017.

Earlier this year, Verizon bid farewell to Tumblr, which sold it to Automattic, the parent company of WordPress. Verizon acquired Tumblr as part of a deal with Yahoo. Prior to that, Yahoo bought Tumblr in 2013 for a $ 1.1 billion contract.

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