Yahoo is closing its search engine and its YouTube app, saying that it is unable to manage the huge number of search queries it receives.
Yahoo said on Tuesday that it would close all of its search products including Google, YouTube and its search-engine-powered email app, Yahoo Mail, which is operated by Yahoo’s parent company, Google.
Yahoo’s search engine, Yahoo, will continue to function on Yahoo Mail.
Yahoo Mail, the email app that Yahoo owns and runs, will shut down on May 1, Yahoo said in a blog post.
The app will no longer be offered on Yahoo’s main website, as well as the Yahoo Mail app, for users who are in a Yahoo Mail subscription.
Yahoo Mail has been available in the US and Canada since 2009, but it is currently not available on Yahoo users in India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore.
Google, which owns YouTube and YouTube search engine as well, said on Monday that it was “reviewing our strategy to better support Yahoo’s strategic mission.”
Yahoo’s strategy includes providing a variety of new services and capabilities that will be important for Yahoo’s growth, including the ability to offer Yahoo Mail to Yahoo users, said a blog from YouTube’s Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki.
YouTube said that its search and advertising engine will remain available for Yahoo Mail users.
It also said it will be able to offer additional content and advertising to Yahoo Mail and its users.
Yelp, which also has a search engine in place, said that it had decided to close the search engine on May 30.
The company said it had reached out to Yahoo, Yahoo’s chief competitor, to offer alternatives for users to continue using its search, and Yahoo has been responsive, said Yaron Brook, the company’s head of search and media.