I posted about this in the general thread
about a month ago, but there was no comment as to the current compatibility or plans to add compatibility.
Should Miranda-based Yahoo users still expect disruption / discontinuation of support for Yahoo in Miranda and migrate to other services, or is Miranda is already using the new protocol?
When I originally looked this up about a month ago, the impression was that Yahoo was shutting down its legacy messenger client servers. Multiple sites reported that the legacy client and 3rd party clients would cease to connect. At the time there was no new desktop client, so it seemed like they were forcing people to use either Mobile, or Browser-based chat due to not providing a desktop client download. They do appear to offer a client for the desktop
now where as a month ago im fairly sure that they did not. From their own help page
they state:Can I still use older versions of Yahoo Messenger?
"Only until August 5, 2016. We encourage you to upgrade to the new Yahoo Messenger ahead of time, as versions 11.5 (Windows), 3.0 (Mac), 1.x (Android) and below, and older versions of Yahoo Messenger for iOS will be discontinued at that time."Can I use Yahoo Messenger with 3rd party messaging apps?
No. The new version of Yahoo Messenger doesn't work with 3rd party clients, like Trillian and Pidgin.
Trillian posted a help page
about this issue.