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Yahoo has announced plans to permanently axe the public chat rooms feature of its messaging tool.
It said in Yahoo people chat blog post it would replace the tool, along with other services being removed, with new features. The chat-rooms tool came under fire inwith advertisers pulling after reports of illegal under-age sex-themed rooms. Yahoo said the feature was closing because it was not "adding enough value" for users. Along with public chat rooms, Pingbox and Windows Live Messenger interoperability are all scheduled to be removed on 14 December, and some other features will disappear at the end of January.
The company said it would now focus on modernising its "core Yahoo products experiences". Yahoo Messenger is one of the earliest online messaging tools, launched in Many of these rooms were in the "Schools and education" and "Teen" chat. The company then announced it would restrict the service to users aged 18 and older. Other websites that provide online chat services have also been involved in under-age sex scandals. In June this year, Habbo Hotel, a popular social network for Yahoo people chat, temporarily suspended Yahoo people chat chat function on its service, following claims paedophiles were using the virtual hotel to groom youngsters for sex.
A two-month Channel 4 investigation revealed explicit sex chats were common within minutes of logging on to the service. A spokesman for children's charity Childnet told the BBC: "The message from us is that children need to know how to stay safe. Habbo to turn back on 'in phases'. Second Habbo investor checks out. Messenger Blog. Childnet International. Sex chats.
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