A significant decline in the number of users is probably what drove the decision to kill the chat rooms, as was the closure of AIM Chat in 2010.Granted, AIM Chat was still fairly robust, and meeting people was a possibility in those chat rooms.
However, the public chat rooms of yahoo are closed.
Yahoo Chat Categories From this menu, users can navigate between the 17 categories and 39 subcategories of Yahoo Chat Rooms which exist.
Click on a category to review the available Yahoo chat rooms in the opposite window panel. Yahoo Chat Rules Every community must have rules, and Yahoo Chat is no exception.
Users can create and choose aliases when using Yahoo Chat from your Messenger account settings.
Thus, online chatters have no free service to find random people to make new friends.