If we’re honest, it was no great surprise when Yahoo announced it was effectively shutting down Yahoo Groups at the end of the year. Once great, Yahoo Groups had been limping along for years, the last major update (codenamed “Neo”) was back in 2013 and that was universally hated by, well, everyone.
If anything, it’s a surprise it has stuck around this long.
As inevitable as these things appear, it’s always a shock when the news comes in. Especially when you’re told all your data, in some cases going back decades, will be permanently deleted in two months’ time (the deadline currently stands at 14th December 2019).
Disgruntled Yahoo Groups users have been moving over to Gaggle Mail for as long as we can remember which is why we have a super slick transfer process for moving groups over.
All you have to do is; create a new group on Gaggle Mail, make firstname.lastname@example.org a moderator of your existing Yahoo Group, then let us know your new Gaggle Mail group name and your old Yahoo Group name and we’ll do the rest! Your entire member list and message archive will be transferred over and available for you to pick up from where you left off.
You can do all this while on our free 14-day trial, so there’s no risk!
If you have any questions about this or anything else related to the Yahoo Groups shutdown, please let us know.