Yahoo! has announced that Messenger will lose several features on December 14th. For one thing the Public Chat Rooms will close. Yahoo! Messenger Pingbox, which is an integrated social network and blog tool will also go away.
And it won’t work with Windows Live. Microsoft buddies will still appear in the user’s contact list, but messaging will not be possible. Yahoo! Voice Phone In and Phone Out will be closed on January 30, 2013 as well. The service has a branded landline component as well, served by Jajah.
Effective immediately, users will not be able to add funds to their accounts and current balances will be refunded. Messenger-to-Messenger calls will still be possible.
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