The Universal (UWP) Yahoo Mail app for Windows 10 is shutting down and will stop working next week. The company is already notifying users of the app that it will no longer function after Monday, May 22nd.
The message says, “Your Windows 10 app will stop working after May 22. Thank you for using Windows 10 app to check your Yahoo Mail. Going forward, please check your email in any web browser on your computer.”
Here is a look at the message users of the Yahoo Mail app for Windows 10 receive that one user posted on Instagram.
At the time of this writing, the Yahoo Mail app is still listed in the Windows Store, but says “Yahoo Mail is currently not available.” Also, according to OnMSFT, “a large number of users have begun reporting on Twitter that the app has already stopped working for them” which suggests the company has already started the process of shutting it down.
While the message from Yahoo points you to use the web version of Yahoo Mail you should also use another mail app like Outlook or the Windows 10 Mail app. For more on that read our article on how to add Gmail and other email accounts to the Windows 10 Mail app.
Yahoo has had several security breaches to its user’s accounts dating back to 2012 and most recently last year when it confirmed 500 million accounts were breached. The app doesn’t seem as though it was too popular, here in the U.S. anyway. It’s not clear on why Yahoo is shutting it down, but one could surmise it has something to do with a lack of users and the company not wanting to waste resources on it.
Are you using the Yahoo Mail app on Windows 10 or still have a Yahoo email address for that matter? Leave us a comment below and let us know if or how this app shutdown affects you.