Final Round For Facebook As Yahoo Social Bar Shutters

By David Cohen 

YahooLogo2013It’s last call for Yahoo Social Bar, as Yahoo announced in an email to users that the application would be terminated as of Friday.

Yahoo Social Bar allowed users to see their Facebook friends’ Yahoo activities, and the description of the app from Facebook’s App Center reads:

Yahoo Social Bar is a new way to discover and navigate content on Yahoo through your friends. With Yahoo Social Bar, you can:

  • See your friends’ Yahoo activity when they watch videos, read articles, or generate other activity on Yahoo. You can also let them see your activity on Facebook and Yahoo.
  • Discover content you might not otherwise find through your friends.
  • Control what you publish by turning sharing on/off. Delete any published activity anytime.

Yahoo’s email basically said it was shutting down Yahoo Social Bar to focus on more Yahoo-centric products, reading:

Here at Yahoo, we aspire to make the world’s daily habits more inspiring and entertaining.

More than ever, we’re focused on building products that are beautiful and meaningful for our users. Sometimes, this means we have to make tough decisions — like closing down features that we feel aren’t adding enough value to the user experience. This helps us spend more energy on creating experiences that make Yahoo the most fun way to spend your time.

With this in mind, we have decided to discontinue Yahoo Social Bar.

Yahoo Social Bar will no longer be available as of Oct. 4. This will enable us to refocus our efforts on modernizing our core Yahoo products experiences and, of course, creating new ones. All of your reading activity has been removed from our servers, and the Social Bar app will be removed from the App Center on Facebook.

To continue using your Facebook account to enhance your Yahoo experience, sign in to or sign up for a Yahoo account on this page, then visit this page to connect your Yahoo and Facebook accounts.

Readers: Did you ever use Yahoo Social Bar?