Yahoo Groups has shut down

Yahoo Groups has shut down as of December 15. While we've seen a steady decline in usage over the last several years, we've also witnessed unprecedented levels of engagement across our properties as customers seek out premium, trustworthy content. Though these decisions are never easy, we must sometimes make difficult decisions regarding products that no longer fit our long-term strategy as we hone our focus on other areas of the business.

As of December 15, 2020 members can no longer access the site, send or receive emails from their groups or access any settings or info that was stored on the site, including lists of group members. Any info that remained on the site has been permanently removed.

Will this impact my Yahoo Mail account?

No, the only thing decommissioned is the Yahoo Groups site (groups.yahoo.com) and emails sent from Yahoo Groups. Yahoo Mail will continue to function normally.

How can I continue to connect with my group?

Although we don't have any official partnerships with any of the following groups' sites, we feel that the least we can do for our loyal customers is to recommend some reliable sites for our users to continue having group communications. These sites are simple and easy to use.

The site we recommend the most is Nextdoor, as it has a help page advising how to switch your Yahoo Groups to their site!

  • Nextdoor - Use any email account to sign up 
  • Facebook Groups - Requires a Facebook account
  • Google Groups - The admin of the group must have a Gmail account
  • Groups.io - The paid version allows for importing members from Yahoo Groups

What will happen to my emails with my group members?

Any existing messages in your email account won't be affected by this change. Messages that were on the Yahoo Groups site were already removed earlier this year. New messages can no longer be sent or received from your group members. Any messages sent won't be delivered and you'll receive a delivery failure notification. Whatever is already in your email will stay there - including photos, files, and attachments.

What happened to all the content I've uploaded over the years?

This content is no longer available for download. We removed all user-generated content (photos, files, attachments etc) from the site in December 2019. All members were notified in August 2019 of this change through email as well as through messaging on the groups.yahoo.com website.

What will happen to emails with my group members after December 15?

  • Any existing messages in your email account won't be affected by this change.
  • Messages on the Yahoo Groups website were already removed earlier this year.
  • Whatever is already in your email will stay there - including photos, files, and attachments.
  • Emails to @yahoogroups.com will also stop working, any emails sent after December 15th will no longer be delivered to your Yahoo Group members.