Yahoo announced closing down of the public chat rooms, Pingbox and voice calls to landline and mobile phones from the Yahoo Messenger service. The feature was closing because it was not “adding enough value” for users.
Yahoo will shut down public chat rooms and Pingbox on Yahoo Messenger from December 14. Yahoo will also disassociate its Yahoo Messenger from Microsoft’s Windows Live, on the same day.
Yahoo’s voice calling feature via Messenger will become inactive from January 30, 2013.