Posting on Yahoo Answers will be discontinued on April 20th, and after May 4th, Yahoo Answers will no longer be accessible, with the URL redirecting to Yahoo’s homepage.
Per The Verge, Yahoo sent a note to Yahoo Answers users explaining their decision to axe the service, which launched in 2005. While the letter celebrated the platform as the “best place on the web to ask and answer questions on a variety of topics, creating a community of global knowledge sharing,” it acknowledged that it has grown less popular in recent years as “the needs of our members have changed.”
“To that end, we have decided to shift our resources away from Yahoo Answers to focus on products that better serve our members and deliver on Yahoo’s promise of providing premium trusted content,” Yahoo said.
While Yahoo Answers proper will disappear from the web, over the past 16 years a good chunk of the content posted has been archived on the Wayback Machine. While not every post will be saved, there’s a good chance popular question with lots of engagement have been grabbed for posterity, ensuring future generations will be able to find out the answer to such headscratchers as: “How is babby formed?”