Yahoo! Answers

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Yahoo! Answers was a community-driven question-and-answer (Q&A) website or knowledge market owned by Yahoo! where users would ask questions and answer those submitted by others, and upvote them to increase their visibility. Questions were organised into categories with multiple sub-categories under each to cover every topic users may ask questions on, such as beauty, business, finance, cars, electronics, entertainment, games, gardening, science, news, politics, parenting, pregnancy, and travel. The number of poorly formed questions and inaccurate answers made the site a target of ridicule.[2][3]

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Yahoo! Answers
Type of site
Available in
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
DissolvedMay 4, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-05-04) for all languages except Japanese.[1]
LaunchedDecember 8, 2005; 17 years ago (2005-12-08)
Current statusOffline

On April 5, 2021, Yahoo! announced that Yahoo! Answers would be shutting down.[4][5][6] On April 20, 2021, the website switched to read-only and users were no longer able to ask or answer questions.[4][5][6] The site ceased operations on May 4, 2021. The URL now redirects to the Yahoo! homepage. An unaffiliated Japanese version remains online.[4][5][6][1]